Four Middleburgh Elementary vocal students were participants in Honors Choirs sponsored by the NY Chapter of the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) in conjunction with the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) summer conference in Albany. Composer Melissa Keylock, director of the Pennsylvania Girls Choir, conducted the Elementary Honor Choir.
Students chosen to represent Middleburgh were Persephonie Carhart, Ava Philipp, Alexis Skowfoe and Olivia Skowfoe. Students were nominated by their choir conductor, Sara Cipperly, for the Honor Choir based upon their vocal aptitude and contributions to the Elementary Choir. Talented students come from all over New York State to work with excellent conductors from around the country. Students had to prepare their music, with the help of Mrs. Cipperly, prior to arriving at the conference.