BANGOR, Maine –¬† Christina Long, a student at John Bapst Memorial High School, has been selected for the 2012 American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will be a part of the Honors Choir as a soprano 1. Participation in the Honors Orchestra, Honors Band, and Honors Choir is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America and select international schools.
Christina auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Selection Board committee. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. Christina will join other performers from the United States and Canada for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.
Christina studies music with Karen Pendleton and is a member of the John Bapst concert choir and chorale. The concert choir won a gold first in a national Heritage Festival competition in Boston in 2011. Both ensembles are directed by Alfred McIntyre. Additionally, she is active in field hockey, ski team, track team, SEAC (Student Environmental Action Committee), and other things.
Finalists will come together for five days in February 2012 in New York City to have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Jeffery Ames, work with other Finalists, and get a taste of New York City. The 2012 conductors are Dr. Jeffery Ames, Dr. Charles Peltz and Jeffrey Grogan. The Sunday, February 22 performance is available to the public and specially-invited representatives from collegiate music programs.
The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. Students from 48 US States, Canada, Germany, Korea and Taiwan have participated in the Series. For more information, visit www.honorsperformance.org.
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