Students selected for 2013 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus

Berks County Students Selected to Perform with the2013 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus in Hartford, CTApril 4-7, 2013. Five Berks County students will be among 350 of the most musically talented high school choral singers in the Eastern region of the United States selected to perform in the 2013 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus.

Selected to perform in the All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus are the following students from Berks County:


Shannon Cullipher (Soprano 2)

Governor Mifflin:

Brandon Buterbaugh (Bass 2)


Candace Ebersole (Alto 1)

Benjamin Magrowski (Bass 2)

Schuylkill Valley:

Elias Agia (Tenor 1)

With assistance from the choral directors at their schools, these exceptional students will prepare remarkably challenging music that they will perform under the leadership of prominent conductors in this biennial event. These students will spend three days rehearsing with noted composer and conductor, Z. Randall Stroope of Oklahoma State University, during the Eastern Division Conference of The National Association for Music Education to be held in Hartford, Connecticut in preparation for performance on April 7, 2013.

The NAfME All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus is organized by members of The National Association for Music Education. Each of the state music educators associations in the Eastern Division (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, PA, VT, Europe) oversee the selection process in their state during the Spring and early Fall of the year before the event and compile ranked lists of auditioned juniors and seniors for consideration. Students must have participated in their home all-state festivals. All five Berks County students completed their successful auditions at the last years Pennsylvania All-State Chorus Festival held in Lancaster.

The 2013 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Mixed Chorus will perform for an audience of thousands on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Mortensen Hall, in Hartford, Connecticut. For program and ticket information please visit .