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FHS Students Selected for NCDA Honor Choirs

Ashley Sanchez, Kodey Swartz, and Brook Tatro were 3 of 70 students selected statewide to be a part of the 2019 NCDA Middle Level Honor Choir (grades 7-9) this summer. The clinician this year is Ryan Beeken, who proudly serves as director of Choral Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the University Chorale, Chorus, and Chamber Singers. In addition, he teaches graduate and undergraduate choral conducting and supervises student teachers. Beeken also serves as artistic director for the Blair Concert Chorale, whose mission includes fostering a growing appreciation of quality choral music for the population of south central Pennsylvania.
Sophomore Hailie Nicholson was selected for the first-ever NCDA All-State Honor Choir. The inaugural clinician is Nebraska native, and NCDA veteran, Dr. Matt Hill. Dr. Hill is the Director of Choral Activities at Peru State, and is the founder of Sing Omaha. Matt is well known in our state, and brings energy, excitement, and expertise to the podium. Students will enjoy the repertoire and will be engaged through the rehearsal experience as they sing with this auditioned 60-voice concert ensemble; the first of its kind in NCDA history.
The NCDA Conference will take place at Doane University from July 7-10. Please congratulate these students on this awesome achievement!