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THREE PCCA Students Selected for All-State Reading Chorus

The results from the first round of the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) All-State auditions have been announced! 

Three PCCA students were selected to the 2020 All-State Reading Chorus! They were chosen based on the results of two tests: written musicianship (theory) and sight singing. This chorus seats 102 students (26 sopranos, 25 altos, 25 tenors, 26 basses) and this year, 38 schools were represented.

What is the Reading Chorus? 

Jordan Levin of the Miami Herald describes it like this:

"The rock stars are the Reading Chorus, high-schoolers who sing music on first sight like you’d read text out loud. Their Friday evening concert is packed with hundreds of people who practically hold their breath as they wait for these teenagers to show their skill." 

The audition process is not yet complete for the Concert, SSAA, and TTBB choruses. For our instrumentalists, auditions are complete and results will be announced in early November.

The FMEA Conference is the annual professional development meeting for Florida music educators held every January in Tampa. Our PCCA music faculty will be there to cheer on our students in many different ensembles in addition to networking with and learning from other music educators.

Lastly, as a member of the 1984 Florida All-State Reading Chorus, I know it will be one of the highlights of their educational years. They will enjoy every minute of it!

---Ann Adair, PCCA Music Theory and Chamber Music Faculty

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    Contact Information

    Latasha Gilbert, PCCA Secretary
    893-5452 ext. 2031

     
    Cassandra Ventura, Magnet Clerk
    893-5452 ext. 2029
    venturac@pcsb.org


    Derek Weston, Program Director and Assistant Principal
    893-5453 ext. 2031
    westond@pcsb.org 

    Dr. Cody L. Clark, PCCA Guidance Counselor
    893-5452 ext. 2027
    clarkc@pcsb.org

     
     
    PCCA @ Gibbs High School
    850 34th Street South
    Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711
    727-893-5452