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Fieldcrest Student Selected for Top Illinois High School Choir

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Posted 10:35:23 PM
Fieldcrest High School Junior, Brayden Cunningham, has been chosen to participate in the 2018 Illinois Music Education Association Honors Choir. There is no greater high school music accomplishment than to be selected for this top performance group. Brayden will be singing with the best voices in the state. In addition, his chances of receiving a college music scholarship are very high since colleges heavily recruit All-State singers.

Brayden and many other students auditioned at Bloomington High School in October, and students across the state were auditioning near their schools. Auditions consist of tonal memory, sight reading, and prepared selections - all without accompaniment and with special consideration for tone quality. Brayden was then selected to participate in the District Chorus at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais in November.

A committee from the state looks at each student's individual audition score and selects only the top students to participate at the state level. Students are selected for two groups: All-State Choir or the top choir - Honors Choir for which Brayden was chosen.

Going to State in music is unique because the size of your high school is not taken into consideration as is the case in sports. All vocalists from the entire state are in competition with each other.

Brayden will now join other elite musicians and participate in the All-State Music Festival which is held in Peoria January 25-27, 2018.

Congratulations, Brayden, on a job well done. What a prestigious honor!

Brayden is the son of Sean & Christine Cunningham of Minonk