For the second straight year, chosen through a blind audition of submitted audio recordings, the Pioneer High School A Cappella Choir has been deemed one of the two MSVMA “Outstanding Choirs” from across the state.As a result, the choir will perform at the Gala Concert of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival on May 8 at Western Michigan University.The Michigan Youth Arts Festival is a celebration of the best high school student performances in the fine and performing arts from across the state.The submitted recordings were from A Cappella’s featured performance at the ACDA Michigan Convention this past October.Steve Lorenz, Pioneer’s director of choirs, says he is very proud of the students and their accomplishments.“Choral music requires them to work together as a 50-member team, which presents a multitude of challenges,” he says. “This year, the A Cappella Choir has been featured in concerts with the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, performed at the state convention of the American Choral Directors association, commissioned new works, and contributed to a video project with Dr. Jerry Blackstone . They have had an extremely busy year of singing at the highest level, and I am grateful to them for their dedication to the music and each other, their relentless pursuit of excellence, and demonstrated high level of musicianship.”
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