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Students Selected to All State and Honor Choirs

Congratulations to Natalie Rogge, who was selected to be part of the 2019 NMEA All State Chorus, and Jason Hughes and Taylor Runge who were selected to be part of the 2019 Concordia Musical Arts Day Honor Choir.

Each year, approximately 3,000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition for the Nebraska All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band and Orchestra which are sponsored by the Nebraska Music Education Association. Selection as a member of one of these groups is one of the highest music honors attainable in Nebraska. Mr. Chris Storm, Director of Choral Affairs for the Nebraska Music Education Association, is pleased to announce that Natalie Rogge, Soprano 1, will be among the 440 students selected to be a part of the 2019 All-State Chorus. Guest conductor for the group will be Dr. Brady Allred, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Salt Lake Choral Artists in Salt Lake City, Utah. The All-State Chorus will rehearse Thursday, November 21st through Saturday, November 23rd on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the host site of the 2019 NMEA Conference/ Clinic. A final public concert will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

Each year, the best vocal and instrumental high school musicians from around the country audition for the opportunity to work with Concordia’s music department students and faculty in clinics and rehearsals during the university’s Musical Arts Day. Jason Hughes and Taylor Runge were selected for this. Singers and instrumentalists receive a full day of high energy, focused rehearsing and acclaimed performances. Participants work closely with Concordia music faculty and students throughout an entire day that culminates with a concert featuring performances by the high school honor choir and band, selected soloists, and members of Concordia’s University A Cappella Choir and University Symphonic Band. This concert will take place on Friday, November 8th at 6:30pm in the Walz Human Performance Complex Arena.