CSU–Pueblo Hosts High School Honors Music Performances


Nearly 150 Southern Colorado high school musicians will visit the Colorado State University – Pueblo campus for two days of instruction by University faculty and rehearsals for a performance on Oct. 13. Selected by their respective high school music teachers, these students will comprise third annual Southern Colorado Honor Orchestra and Choir. Both ensembles are an educational outreach effort by the Department of Music.

Students from 21 high schools will participate in preparation for a full-scale concert. The conductors for these talented students are from the CSU-Pueblo music faculty. Dr. Dana Ihm, assistant professor of music and conductor of the University’s Concert Choir, will rehearse and direct the Honor Choir, while Dr. Jacob Chi will conduct the Honor Orchestra. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 13. The two ensembles will come together at the close of the concert for the grand finale.

Musicians from the following schools will participate:
Pueblo Central, Pueblo Centennial, Pueblo County, Pueblo East, Pueblo West, Canon City, Florence, Harrison (Colorado Springs), Doherty ( Colorado Springs), Lamar, Peyton, Limon, Ellicott, Evangelical Christian Academy (Colorado Springs), Palmer (Colorado Springs), Coronado (Colorado Springs), Rampart (Colorado Springs), Mesa Ridge, Falcon,
Centennial (San Luis), and Whitefield.

The program is as follows:

ORCHESTRA Director - Dr. Jacob Chi, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Mannheimer Sinfonie No. 2 in A Major......................................................J. Stamitz
Rumanian Folk Dances...........................................................................Bela Bartok
Melodia En La Menor..........................................................................Astor Piazzolla

CHOIR DirectorDr. Dana Ihm, Colorado State University-Pueblo Tournez, Tournez..............................................................................................Stroope
My God is a Rock..........................................................................................arr. Shaw
O Clap Your Hands........................................................................Vaughan Williams
Every Night.........................................................................................................Walker
O Filii et Filiae...................................................................................................Leisring
And the Glory of the Lord...................................................................................Handel

In addition to the conductors noted above, the renowned Veronika String Quartet, artists-in-residence at the University, will serve as coaches for the string sections of the orchestra. Students from the music program will serve as hosts and guides, along with University Student Ambassadors. The high school students will be guests at a banquet prior to the concert and will be treated to performances from the Veronika String Quartet as well as University music students. Dr. Roy Sonnema, Interim Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will welcome the participants to the campus.

Participants and their respective schools, instruments or vocal ranges, are:

Barger, Brittany Alto East HS
Burks, Shatel Alto Central HS
Cooley, Suzanne Alto Ellicott HS
Cooper, Desiree Alto Central HS
Floyd, Desiree Alto Peyton HS
Guthrie, Adrianna Alto Harrison HS
Harbach, Shelby Alto Evangelical Christian
Hearne, Ashley Alto Ellicott HS
Kisamore, Amber Alto Lamar HS
Lanham, Stacie Alto Harrison HS
Lusk, Amanda Alto East HS
McCallum, Kelsie Alto Limon HS
Moodie, Genessa Alto Evangelical Christian
Neumann, Carly Alto Peyton HS
Perea, Stephanie Alto Pueblo County
Reick, Marei Alto Limon HS
Sadler, Sarah Alto Canon City HS
Schemahorn, Kimberly Alto Lamar HS
Steele, Alyssa Alto Florence HS
Stevens, Kiera Alto Central HS
Terze-Schwarze, Anne Alto Doherty HS
Wilkinson, Amanda Alto Pueblo West
Blackburn, Tyler Baritone Pueblo West
Dillard, Richard Baritone Ellicott HS
Duck, Loren Baritone Doherty HS
Dugan, Keith Baritone Pueblo County
Duran, Evan Baritone East HS
Gilmore, Charles Baritone Harrison HS
Griffin, Joshua Baritone Lamar HS
Larsen, Pierce Baritone Canon City HS
Leyva, Jordan Baritone Central HS
Nodland, Nils Baritone Canon City HS
Romero, Vince Baritone East HS
Struttmann, Andrew Baritone Evangelical Christian
Walters, Victor Baritone Limon HS
Bonney, Josef Bass Centennial HS
Flores, Caroline Bass Falson HS
Lyon, Daniel Bass Widefield HS
Martinez, Kenneth Bass Harrison HS
Moore, Vincent Bass Centennial HS
Watson, Andrew Bass East HS
Fall, Bryce Cameron Cello Florence HS
Hocutt, Michelle Cello Mesa Ridge HS
Jimenez, Ben Cello East HS
Sonnema, Beth Cello East HS
Sparks, Matt Cello East HS
Watson, Amanda Cello Palmer HS
Willson, Sarah Cello East HS
Ades, DaVeda Soprano Ellicott HS
Ades, Nissa Soprano Ellicott HS
Anderson, Ricki Soprano Florence HS
Brown, Lisa Soprano Canon City HS
Calloway, Shakeia Soprano Harrison HS
Colon, Christina Soprano Harrison HS
Farinelli, Olivia Soprano Doherty HS
Herman, Dana Soprano Peyton HS
Hernandez, Nancy Soprano Harrison HS
Markel, Jenna Soprano Evangelical Christian
Martinez, Amanda Soprano Central HS
Mundell, Tashalya Soprano Lamar HS
O'Connell, Elizabeth Soprano Central HS
Peters, Emily Soprano Evangelical Christian
Plaza, Ashley Soprano Central HS
Quintero, Rachel Soprano East HS
Ross, Anna Soprano Lamar HS
Savage, Jessica Soprano Evangelical Christian
Schwartze, Elizabeth Soprano Pueblo West HS
Snatchko-Moran, Ali Soprano Peyton HS
Taylor, Bethany Soprano Limon HS
Thomas, Tayler Soprano East HS
Versaw, Lacy Soprano Canon City HS
Vialpando, Patricia Soprano Central HS
Barnes, Tyler Tenor Pueblo County
Cave, Franklin Tenor Lamar HS
Dye, Jacob Tenor Lamar HS
Edwards, Andrew Tenor Evangelical Christian
Eilert, Corbin Tenor Canon City HS
Fernandez, Benjamin Tenor Lamar HS
Jung, Boo Tenor Limon HS
Kemper, Mitch Tenor Canon City HS
Latham, Jonathan Tenor Ellicott HS
O'Neill, Devlin Tenor Lamar HS
Sjoerdsma, Caleb Tenor Doherty HS
Stewart, Johnny Tenor East HS
Davis, Tiffany Viola Mesa Ridge HS
James, Mel Viola Widefield HS
Martinez, Katy Viola Coronado HS
Mead, Taylor Jeanne Viola Palmer HS
Miller, Allison Viola Centennial HS
Peck, Dani Viola Widefield HS
Reyes, Andres Viola East HS
Romero, Ashleigh Viola Mesa Ridge HS
Williams, Elizabeth Viola Centennial HS
Balerio, Ashley Violin East HS
Bartholomew, Kim Violin Centennial HS
Bogard, Erin Violin Centennial HS
Carlson, April Violin Palmer HS
Castle, Tyler Violin Mesa Ridge HS
Cox, Emily Violin Centennial HS
Crespin, Emily Violin Centennial HS
Davis, Hope Victoria Violin Palmer HS
Donnelly, Alyssa Violin Palmer HS
Duran, Damon Violin Mesa Ridge HS
Duval, Maura Violin Palmer HS
Ferguson, Helena Violin Centennial HS
Galloway, Hannah Violin Centennial HS
Grant, Megan Violin Mesa Ridge HS
Hoh, Kirstin Violin Widefield HS
Krick, Stephanie Violin Widefield HS
Mapp, Dorian Violin Widefield HS
Ortega, Marina Violin East HS
Palmer, Brenden Violin Centennial HS
Schwer, Shelby Violin Centennial HS
Sexton, Chad Violin Centennial HS
Smith, Mikayla Violin Centennial HS
Smith, Victoria Violin Centennial HS
Springfield, Melissa Violin East HS
Strahlem, Devin Violin Centennial HS
Stravia, David Violin East HS

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