Macy Jordan, a 9th grader at Conway Junior High School, was chosen from students across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas for this distinction.
"I am excited about meeting new people, and growing my musical skills and abilities." says Jordan. "The music is very similar to what we already learn in choir, but it is a bit more challenging in that I have to learn it outside of the classroom."
To audition for the Honor Choir, Jordan, who is enrolled in both choir and orchestra classes, had to prepare an excerpt from a solo selection, and demonstrate vocal skill and flexibility through a number of vocal exercises.
During her time at the conference, she will be working with renowned clinicians, as well as have the opportunity to meet and learn from other outstanding choral directors. She will also have the opportunity to attend several concerts by world-renowned vocalists and composers, as well as several school-age choirs selected from around the Southwestern Region.
“I see singing as my way of communicating to the world how I see things, and how I feel," Jordan says. "I would love to perform one day, but I see this as a gift from God that I can not take credit for. With this talent, I will listen and do what he wants me to do!""
Mrs. Kayla White, Choral Director at Conway Junior High, will accompany Macy and her family to the SWACDA Conference and Honor Choir Festival.