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Students Rise Above the Rest to Join the All-State Choir

Jan 22, 2019

Centennial High School All-State Choir Students Talukder and RanganathaLast May, high school choir students across Texas received 13 collegiate-level songs to rehearse in preparation for the rigorous Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir audition process.

More than 20,000 students started this journey and only a tiny fraction of students earned an invitation to join the All-State Choir.

Throughout the fall semester, that number was narrowed down to approximately 1,000 students who competed at Area Auditions across the state of Texas in January. From that number, about 400 singers became Texas All-State Choir members.

After a rigorous eight month process, three Frisco ISD students have been selected as members of the prestigious 2019 Texas All-State Treble Choir.

  • Niyoosha Talukder, 11th grader at Centennial High School, Soprano 2

  • Chaya Ranganatha, 9th grader at Centennial High School, Alto 1

  • Madison Lang, 11th grader at Heritage High School, Alto 1

Heritage Choir All-State Member Madison Lang
Niyoosha, Chaya, and Madison will have the opportunity to learn under the direction of Anton Armstrong, conductor of the St. Olaf College Choir, in February at the TMEA Conference in San Antonio.

“These students are now part of the crème de la crème that is All-State Choir,” said Francis Vu, Centennial choir director. “The All-State experience is a transcendent experience for all who work hard enough to earn their spot.”

Thanks to the hard work, determination, drive and talent, these students are now a member of the 2019 Texas All-State Choir.

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