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Nimitz Middle School Treble Choir invited to national performance

In March, the American Choral Directors Association will hold its national conference with attendees and performances from around the world. Of the 37 groups scheduled to perform there is only one middle school treble choir – the Varsity Treble Choir from Nimitz Middle School.


“For a choral program in the U.S., this is the most prestigious honor an ensemble can receive,” said ECISD Executive Director for Fine Arts Dr. Aaron Hawley.


The Nimitz students were chosen for this honor through a rigorous audition process that started last May. The choir sent recordings from the past three years and a panel or choral music experts from across the nation listened to them before choosing Nimitz. Now, the students are preparing a program of four songs to be recorded, both audio and video, to submit for the virtual conference performances. 


“This is an immense honor and an incredible experience that forges a choir in the fire of their hard work and dedication,” said Nimitz MS Head Choir Director Anne Sieloff. “Our girls will make memories and friendships that last a lifetime as we work to prepare for this mountaintop performance and overcome the unique challenges of this school year.”


The Nimitz Middle School Choir is under the direction of Mrs. Sieloff and associate directors Mr. Derek Fletcher and Ms. Keegan Fenton. The ensemble will perform a special rehearsal concert on February 18.


The ACDA national convention will be held virtually from March 18-20 with choral music educators and enthusiasts from across the world watching the performances and attending special interest sessions. 


Nimitz Treble Choir, group photo with sun setting behind