Choir selected out of 140 for TMEA performance

The Chorale Women were recently been selected by the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) to perform in a clinic in San Antonio. The performance is set to take place in February of next year. In addition to this opportunity, the school has also earned the NAMM Foundation Support Music Merit Award for all of the music programs offered.

“This is without question the biggest achievement that a high school choir can accomplish,” choir director Michael Feris said. “I feel great.”

One choir is selected out of a potential 120-140 submissions. Each choir submits recordings from multiple years of performances. The recordings are specifically 10 to 15 minutes of music.

“It’s absolutely stunning to me that we are the TEMA choir,” senior Naomi Rapier said. “It wasn’t even on my radar as a possible future development.”

TMEA is the governing body over the all-state process (individual singing competition), as well as the organization that helps to support continued music education in the state of Texas. TMEA has five divisions, including vocals, band, orchestra, elementary and college.

“It feels fantastic to know that our hard work paid off,” Rapier said. “Huge kuddos to Mr. Feris, who is the best choir director a high school could have.”