Students from Pulaski Middle/Senior High School participated in the Oswego County Music Educator’s Association 2014 All-County Choral Festival on April 5 at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School.
Junior High participants included: Emma Camp, Jenny Lapp, McKenna Moonan, Tessa Powlin, Alison Smith, Lexi Bowen, Chrissy Forestiere, Josh Gareau, and Colten Hardy.
Women’s Choir participants included: Audrey Monson and Hannah Potter.
Senior High Chorus included: Annie Forestiere, Alissa Gilbert, Kelly Bushell, Ruth Clark, Jacob Atkinson, Steven Maynard, Bryce Waite, Larry Halsey and Jacob Nicholson.
Guest choral directors led the students in a program that showcased the many talented singers from the county’s junior high and senior high levels.
The students auditioned for the All-County honor earlier this year and joined with others to perform in three separate groups.
The Junior High Chorus was directed by Dr. Brandon Johnson, associate professor and director of Choral Activities at the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College.
Dr. Gerald Gray directed the Senior High Chorus. Dr. Gray is the Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Voice at the State University of New York at Fredonia and guest conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus.
New this year to All-County was the Senior High All-County Women’s Choir under the direction of Dr. Barbara Tagg. Dr. Tagg is conductor of the Syracuse University Women’s Choir and a member of the music education faculty at SU.