March 21, 2022
Hitting All the Right Notes
For the first time in school history, three Upper School students learned they would represent Glenelg Country School (GCS) in Maryland’s All-State Choir. Over 1,900 singers from across the state auditioned for one of 220 coveted spots in the tenth- to twelfth-grade ensemble. Students learned two challenging audition pieces and submitted recordings to a panel of choir teachers from around the state for judging. Gavin Gundersen ’22, Jola Oyegoke ’24, and Connor Schrott ’22 scored high marks to earn a spot on the ensemble.
Upper School choir teacher, Karis Nichols, was thrilled with the results. “Auditioning for the All-State Choir is a culmination of preparation that spans a student’s entire musical career. The arts are strong at GCS, and I look forward to setting a new GCS state choir record next year,” says Nichols.
The three students traveled to Baltimore, MD, on Saturday, March 12, for a rehearsal and concert led by an expert conductor.