April 11, 2019
Cook Middle School choir students (from left) Elana Luis, Tania Anderson, Aedan Clemes and Nhi Hoang were accepted as finalists for the 2019 Middle School Honors Performance Series in June and will perform at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall.
April 11, 2019—Four Cook Middle School choir students were accepted as finalists for the 2019 Middle School Honors Performance Series and will perform at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall in June.
The students – Tania Anderson, Aedan Clemes, Nhi Hoang, and Elana Luis – will be part of the Honors Junior Choir. They’ll take part in the program, scheduled for June 19-23. It includes working with master conductors and directors, rehearsing and interacting with other finalists from across the country, and a celebration showcasing their talents. In addition, finalists will get the opportunity to visit New York City’s most famous landmarks and see a Broadway show.
Finalists earned the opportunity through a difficult review process, with the four CFISD students joining others from Texas and 43 other states, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Mexico, Qatar, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
The Honors Performance Series features both choral and instrumental ensembles at the middle school and high school level.
“This is the fourth year in a row that we have had choir members audition and become finalists in this wonderful program,” said Stefanie Stephens, Cook Middle School choir director. “I am extremely proud of these students for taking their choral training to the next level. They all exhibit the qualities that we want in our students: self-discipline, respect for themselves and others, and a phenomenal work ethic. This opportunity will help them to grow as musicians and will provide them a chance to meet other singers like themselves from all over the world. They will get to work with a world class conductor and also to perform in Carnegie Hall. These students will showcase our wonderful choral programs in not only Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, but also in the great state of Texas.”