Cazenovia High School Announces Students Selected for All-State Chorus

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Clockwise from Top: Emily Kielbasinksi, Saulo Ferreira, Whitney Denison, and Tim Kempton

The Cazenovia High School Music Department is pleased to announce that three students have been selected for NY State Conference All-State Choral Ensembles. The students will participate in a concert held at the acclaimed Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY during the annual Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) to be held from December 3-6, 2015. Seniors Timothy Kempton and Emily Kielbasinski will perform with Mixed Chorus and junior Whitney Denison with Women’s Choir. In addition, junior cellist Saulo Ferreira, selected as an alternate for the All-State Orchestra. Tim, a junior, is the son of Shelly Kempton and David Blair. He has studied privately with Eric Toyama. This is his second time participating in Conference All-State. Emily is the daughter of Julie and Tom Kielbasinski. She studies voice with Patti Thompson. Last May Emily was a finalist in the CNY Music Teachers Association Vocal Competition. Whitney is the daughter of Kimberly Williams and Jon Denison. All three students are members of Chamber Choir and Concert Choir and have participated in the High School Drama Club spring musical. Saulo, the son of Julie and Marcelo Ferreira, is a member of Orchestra and String Ensemble. He studies cello with Joanna Robertson and, last year, placed second in the string category of the B Sharp Music Club Scholarship Competition. Students are selected for the All-State ensembles based upon NYSSMA Solo scores received at the Zone 3 NYSSMA Solo Festival last May.

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