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CHHS Pirate Named to National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Ensemble

552 Students from 50 States and Territories
to Perform in National Online Concert during Music In Our Schools Month®

RESTON, VA (January 19, 2021)— During the 2019–20 school year, along with other accomplished music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, Madison Hunter from Corinth Holders High School practiced with dedication to gain a part in the North Carolina Honors Chorus, which earned her the qualification to audition for the NAfME All-National Honor Choir

And now Madison will join the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) Virtual Event January 7–8, 2021. The first ever All-National Honor Ensembles virtual event will include several rehearsals with the 2020 ANHE Conductors and workshops with renowned clinicians. Each ensemble will create a final, recorded performance that will be premiered online during the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Music In Our Schools Month® in March 2021.

Madison has been a student in the CHHS Choral Department, under the direction of Sarah Fawn McLamb, since Fall 2017. She has been a member of the CHHS Chorus Ensemble, and an auditioned member of The CHHS Honors Chorus, and The Sirens, a small SSAA ensemble at the school. She has also participated in the Johnston County Public Schools All-County Honor Choir and the North Carolina All-State Choir in her years at CHHS. Madison plans to attend either UNC Greensboro or Western Carolina University to major in Music Education/Music Performance.

The All-National Honor Ensembles performers represent collaboration and creativity in its highest musical form. The All-National Honor Ensembles consist of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed choir, jazz ensemble, guitar ensemble, and modern band (now in its second year). Students were chosen through an audition process.

Selected students will be rehearsing a challenging repertoire in preparation for performing under the direction of six of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Frances Fonza (Mixed Choir); Nobuyoshi Yasuda (Symphony Orchestra); Rodney Dorsey (Concert Band); Todd Stoll with Terell Stafford (Jazz Ensemble); Chuck Hulihan (Guitar Ensemble); and Tony Sauza (Modern Band). All conductors have received top honors in their field and will spend several days rehearsing with students before the concert.

Names, schools, and states, as well as music directors, of the 552 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble students are available now: