Carroll Choir recently sent three students to compete at the State level for the honor of being named a member of the 2016 Texas All-State Choir. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive.
A total of 728 students are selected through a process that begins with over 11,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in the All-State Choir. 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 voice part.
From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other Regions 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 annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.
Carroll Choir would like to congratulate Ryan Doyle, Sophia Formella and Jai Shams for competing at the last and final round of auditions this past weekend. They have each contribute a great deal of time and energy into this process and have been ranked as some of the very best young singers of the state. Sophia Formella and Jai Shams will represent Carroll Senior High School in the 2016 Texas All-State Choir!
These fine young singers compete under the direction of choir directors Evan Ramos & Marla Ringel.