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Bronxville Union Free School District

Seven High School Students Perform with National Honor Choirs

Seven Bronxville High School students were selected to perform with the Organization of American Kodály Educators’ National Honor Choirs, a high-quality performance program featured at the annual OAKE National Conference in Philadelphia from March 22-25.

The national conference brought together well-known educators and conductors over the course of four days and culminated with a performance of the students who had been selected to participate. Bronxville High School eighth-grader Caroline Palermo performed with the Youth Choir, while junior Evelyn Kluemper performed with the Chamber Ensemble. Juniors Hana Eddib and Margaux Frohlich, sophomore Lily Vorbach and freshmen Ally Bruno and Alice O’Connell performed with the Concert Women’s Choir.

“I was delighted that so many of my students were accepted into the honor choirs,” music teacher Pamela Simpson said. “This incredible opportunity gave them a chance to sing high-quality repertoire with renowned conductors and fellow outstanding singers. The singers are already talking about auditioning for next year's honor choirs.”

Students, who are selected to participate in the choirs, went through a rigorous audition process during which they sang ascending and descending scales, solfege and intonation exercises, “America the Beautiful” and an excerpt of an art song or aria.  

OAKE, which was founded in 1975 as a meeting place for music educators, aims to support music education and promote universal music literacy and lifelong music making.

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