Last week, seven TCS Voices singers spent two days at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) summer conference where they prepared, rehearsed and performed eight songs in Spivey Hall at Clayton State University as a part of the Treble Honor Choir. This is the fifth summer the ACDA has hosted a Treble Honor Choir.
Elementary and middle schools from around Georgia were represented and choristers sang under the direction of the phenomenal soon to be Dr. Emmy Williams. Each school could sponsor rising fifth – ninth graders. The seven TCS Voices choristers were chosen for their musicianship, love of singing, and professionalism.
“It was a fabulous experience seeing The Children’s School represented at Spivey Hall performing as a part of the American Choral Directors Association conference. Their expressions while rehearsing such a variety of challenging music was encouraging” said former TCS music specialist Michele Smith.
One of the highlights of the experience was breaks and mealtimes when students ate outside and enjoyed entertaining the infamous Spivey Hall geese!
The TCS singers rehearsed with Michele only once leading up to the event because it is designed to challenge students to study the music independently. They received rehearsal tracks and a music packet from the clinician. The singers prepared songs for the two-day rehearsals and concert.
“It was such an amazing experience and truly beautiful performance,” said C.J. Czerniawski, parent to rising fifth grader, Casey. “ I can’t believe they did it all with such brief preparation!