According to NYSSMA, thousands of students auditioned for this honor last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the State. Kevin chose to audition for level six, all-state, which is the highest level. He sang a very difficult Italian song, and upon receiving his results he had received a perfect 100%! He says the hardest part was waiting all summer for the acceptance letter which arrived in early September. An outstanding experience and Kevin shares his thoughts below in his own words:
“As soon as I got there I felt like I belonged. I saw smiling faces and I could hear practices going on and it was great. The first practice was magical! I sat down in my section and we just started to sing. The conductor taught us to do things with our voices I didn’t even know I could do! We sounded amazing. I have never heard any choir sound the way ours did. Our voices combined as if they were one person. The harmonies and the tone we produced was beyond expression of human words. We sang for the women’s choir and they were in tears. This is a very prestigious honor to be a part of and I’m so happy I was able to do it. I hope to be able to do it again next year!”
A tremendous honor indeed!