Three students from Sycamore High School and nine from Sycamore Middle School have been selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Central/North Central Division Honors Choir at their biennial conference in February. ACDA is a nonprofit music-education organization whose goals outline the association’s dedication to the advancement of choral music. The association members are strong advocates for music in the schools and provide honors and enrichment opportunities, like this festival choir, for students.
After learning required music and sending a recorded audition to ACDA, these 12 students were selected from hundreds of submissions that came from students in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In February, these Sycamore choir members will spend three days in Chicago and rehearse with renowned choral conductors in preparation for a concert at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. These highly selective choirs are not only led by notable directors but are often used to premiere works by leading composers in choral music.
Selection for this opportunity is quite an honor, and we are proud of their admirable accomplishment! Congratulations to Sycamore High School students: Rachael Johnson, Alexander Smith, Vani Subramony; and Sycamore Middle School students: Kaitlyn Bowman, Cassandra Chamoun, Gabriella Juday, Samuel McDonald, Ryan Russo, Halle Schmit, Kameron Schroeder, Madelyn Sedevie, and Olivia Torian!
The Sycamore Music Boosters are pleased to help support these students by providing partial funding for this experience. The Sycamore Music Boosters support all students in grades K-12 in various music programs offered within the district. For more information about the Music Boosters, please visit our website at: www.sycamoremusicboosters.com , contact Sycamore Music Boosters President Lisa Smith and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.