Bronxville High School senior Alekzandra Thoms will perform with the All-State Mixed Choir at the 2015 NYSSMA Winter Conference, to be held Dec. 3-6 at the Rochester Convention Center, with concerts in the Eastman Theatre.
Thoms was chosen for this prestigious honor based on the proficiency she demonstrated at the New York State School Music Association solo festival last May. More than 6,500 sophomores and juniors across the state auditioned with the hopes of being among the 900 students selected to perform in one of eight vocal and instrumental ensembles at the annual Winter Conference. This is the second year Thoms has been selected for All-State honors.
“She possesses a beautiful soprano voice, and I rely on her to lead the soprano section in chorus,” Bronxville High School chorus director Pamela Simpson said.
Thoms is a member of the Bronxville High School Chorus, the Christ Church Choir and the Chamber Choir of Concordia College in Bronxville. Outside of school, she is a private voice student of Sharyn Pirtle, founding director of the Young at Arts Program at Christ Church Bronxville.
A self-described sixth-generation professional singer, Thoms comes from a highly musical family. Her father, Dr. Jason Thoms, is dean of arts and sciences and director of choral activities at Concordia College in Bronxville. Her mother, Treva Foss Thoms, is assistant professor of music at Concordia College. Thoms’ younger brother Izaak is a composer and seventh-grader at Bronxville Middle School. Their grandfather, Hollis Thoms, is a composer of more than 140 works for a variety of ensembles.