What is the ACDA National Honor Choir?
The American Choral Director's Association hold Honor Choir auditions every year. On even years, they hold Regional Honor Choir Auditions. Students from the northeast (11 states) are eligible to audition. On odd years, they hold National Honor Choir Auditions. Students from the entire country (all 50 states) are eligible to audition. Each year thousands of students audition for minimal spots. Caravel has been fortunate to send students to both Regional and National Honor Choirs in Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Baltimore, Dallas, Minnesota, Boston, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and now Rochester! Our students have been fortunate to work with world-renowned conductors and singers from across the country. It is hard work and truly the experience of a lifetime!
Our 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients:
About our recipients:
Siri- Grade 7:
Hi my name is Siri Pula, I am in 7th grade and I was selected to go to the Junior High Rochester Honor Choir. I am apart of our Tri-M (Music Honor Society) and I am the Historian. I’m in various ensembles such as: Glee Club, and 7th and 8th grade choir. I also take vocal lessons outside of Caravel. I have been doing choir and going to Caravel since 4th grade. I also help Mrs. Busovsky during H period with Little Bucs Choir. Just to be selected into this great choir is such an honor. To be with other very talented musicians and artists, it feels amazing! I hope to learn new skills and I am ecstatic that this is a real opportunity for me.
Riley- Grade 8:
I am Riley Hearn and am in 8th grade here at Caravel. I am really excited to have been accepted into the ACDA National Honor Choir in Kansas City this coming February and March. It is such an honor to have been selected and I can’t wait to work with other talented singers and Conductor Derrick Fox. This truly is an amazing opportunity and one in which I hope to learn new techniques and skills that I can bring back to Caravel to my fellow students. I have been super fortunate to have participated in a number of Honor Choirs and I learn new things from each one and they help me grow as a singer. I am also Vice-President of Caravel’s Junior Music Honor Society, Tri-M. For the past four (4) years, I have been a member of the University of Delaware Children’s Chorus. As a member of the “Singing Hens”, we perform at various locations in Delaware as well as out of state venues such as The National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC. I have also been a part of several of the theatre productions here at Caravel. Singing and music are my passion and I can’t wait to see where the future leads me!
Jared- Grade 9:
Hello my name is Jared Jones. I am in ninth grade and I participate in various musical activities such as glee club, elite ensemble, mens ensemble, allstate, and theatre. I enjoy participating in many musical activities to stay occupied and help my musical grow. I’m thrilled to be in the National Honor Choir! I’m very grateful to be receiving the opportunity to be apart of this choir, and I am overjoyed that I was accepted into it. I hope to develop new singing techniques and learn ways I can improve. Overall, I’m very excited and cannot wait for the experience!