CHATHAM, NJ - Eleven Chatham High School musicians were recently accepted into the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) All-State Choirs and the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) Honors Jazz Choir.
The singers were prepared by and sponsored through the audition process by Choral Director Michelle Uhler.
Ten students attended competitive auditions on April 9th and 16th to audition for the highly selective choral ensembles. Juniors Katherine Evans and Neil McCaffrey, sophomores Peter Hoefler, Elizabeth Stuart and Charlie Thomson, and freshman Liam Driscoll were all accepted into the Mixed Choir.
Their rehearsals over the coming months will culminate in a performance at the New Jersey Educator Association (NJEA) conference in Atlantic City in November, as well as a performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center(NJPAC).
Sophomore Camryn Puccio and freshmen Madelaine Haeringer and Taryn Roffina were accepted into the Treble Choir. Their rehearsals will culminate with a performance at the NJMEA Conference in February at the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick as well as a concert at NJPAC.
Also to be noted, McCaffrey, Hoefler, Stuart and Evans all had scores which ranked them in the top 20 in the state, making them eligible to audition for the 2016-17 All-Eastern Choir which will perform at the
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference in Atlantic City in April.
Sophomore Mary Kate Willmot auditioned for and was accepted into the NJAJE Honors Jazz Choir. She sent in her video audition May 20th and was notified earlier this week that she would be joining seventeen other singers in performance at the NJEA conference this November, in addition to a feature performance at NJPAC.