Carroll ISD student Paige Stinnett, a member of the Carroll High School Chorale will perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio on Saturday, Feb. 11. Paige (pictured right) was chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region and Area levels. Her performance will be at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2012 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention. Paige sings under the direction of Chris Hutchison who is a member of the TMEA, an 11,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin.
This is Paige’s second time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Paige is the daughter of Reid and Sarah Stinnett and a senior at Carroll Senior High School.
High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2011 to arrive at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,500 students are selected through a process that began with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 13 ensembles (bands, orchestras and choirs). Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group.
These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to www.tmea.org/convention.
The Texas Music Educators Association is an association of over 11,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. Visit the TMEA website for more information.
Special thanks to Rex Teter Photography for providing student photo.