Students Selected for PMEA Choirs

Several Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected to perform with prestigious 2016 Pennsylvania Music Educator Association (PMEA) choral groups.

•PMEA All-State Chorus — Fox Chapel Area High School junior William Schwartzman (Bass 1) was selected by audition to perform with the PMEA All-State Chorus. The all-state chorus featured the best singers from across the state of Pennsylvania and the group was featured in a concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania, April 2.

•PMEA Region 1 Chorus — Five Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected by audition to perform with the PMEA Region 1 Chorus. These students are juniors Elizabeth Heidenreich (Soprano 1), Carlie Platt (Soprano 2), William Schwartzman (Bass 1), Philip Swigon (Bass 2), and Thomas Swigon (Bass 1). This choral group included students from school districts in Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Approximately 180 students were selected for the Region 1 Chorus and the festival concert was held at Western Beaver High School March 18.

•PMEA District 1 Chorus — Six Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected by audition to perform with the PMEA District 1 Chorus. The students chosen for the choir were senior Joey Desmone (Bass 1) and juniors Elizabeth Heidenreich (Soprano 1), Carlie Platt (Soprano 2), William Schwartzman (Bass 1), Philip Swigon (Bass 2), and Thomas Swigon (Bass 1). The PMEA District 1 Chorus featured students from across the Pittsburgh area and the festival concert was held at Penn Hills High School February 5.