LINCOLN – Six Cass County students have been chosen to represent their schools at one of the premier vocal concerts in Nebraska this year.
Nebraska Music Education Association (NMEA) officials have released lists of students who will participate in All-State events Nov. 14-16. Five Cass County teenagers were named to the All-State Chorus roster and one was selected to be an All-State Chorus alternate.
Elmwood-Murdock’s Molly Feile and Louisville’s Leandra Rodriguez will both sing in the Soprano I section of the All-State Chorus. Elmwood-Murdock’s Noah Arent and Gus Pope and Louisville’s Kyler Ledenbach-Jones will all sing in the Tenor II section. Plattsmouth’s Kaitlyn Merrill was chosen as an alternate for the Alto II section.
Members of the All-State Chorus will hold a public concert at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on Friday, Nov. 16. The All-State Chorus and All-State Jazz Band will begin their concert at 4:30 p.m. Members of the All-State Band and All-State Orchestra will hold a public concert at 7:30 p.m.
Z. Randall Stroope will be guest conductor of the All-State Chorus. Stroope has conducted more than 40 All-State ensembles across the United States and has traveled around the world for conducting and lecturing. He has recently led groups at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, Rome, Barcelona, Austria and the Vatican.
The Nebraska Music Education Association will hold its annual conference in Lincoln Nov. 14-16. Students and teachers from across the state will take part in rehearsals, concerts and clinics throughout the conference.
Multiple high school and college groups will also perform during the conference. The Millard North Chamber Orchestra, University of Nebraska-Omaha Concert Choir, Doane Choir, Nebraska Trombone Ensemble, Blair Concert Choir and University of Nebraska-Omaha Jazz Combo I will all play on Nov. 15. The Lincoln Southeast Percussion Ensemble, University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Chorale and Waverly Singers will perform on Nov. 16.