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Congratulations Emma Frothingham: 2021 All Eastern Honor Mixed Chorus!
Ginger Raspiller
Monday, February 01, 2021

Congratulations to CEHS senior, Emma Frothingham!   Selected for the Honor Mixed Chorus, Emma is 1 of 719 of the finest high school musicians from Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont accepted into the NAfME 2021 All-Eastern Honor Ensembles. 

These musicians were selected from 1150 All-State applicants and ranked by their state presidents to fill five ensembles. The Orchestra (165), Symphonic Band (146), Mixed Chorus (270), Treble Chorus (120) and Jazz Ensemble (18), will be participating in a "Virtual Weekend” experience March 4-6, 2021 that will include keynote speakers, masterclasses with professional musicians, rehearsals with their conductors as well as opportunities to learn and network with colleges and universities of various types and participate in mock auditions. 

This non-traditional and unique experience will be very different from the in-person rehearsals and concerts that have, in the past, coincided with the NAfME Eastern Division biennial conference. This year, students will individually record their performance from home led by a virtual performance of their conductor. The recordings will be edited together to produce a virtual ensemble for the concert performance. 

The concert will be premiered on April 23rd at 8:30pm during the designated concert hour at the 57th NAfME Eastern Division Virtual In-Service Conference. 

This year’s conductors are:
• Band: Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner from the University of Georgia 
• Orchestra: Dr. James Tapia, Syracuse University 
• Mixed Chorus: Dr. Cory Ganshow, Bradley University 
• Treble Chorus: Dr. Amanda Quist, University of Miami
• Jazz Ensemble: Terell Stafford, Temple University   

BRAVO to Emma!

Joanne Lee
CEHS Choral Dept.