March 21, 2022

Hitting All the Right Notes

Karis Nichols

All-State Choir members Jola Oyegokie '24, Gavin Gundersen '22, and Connor Schrott '22.


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.

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