CSU–Pueblo hosts annual Southern Colorado Honor Orchestra and Choir


A total of 175 Southern Colorado high school musicians recently visited the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus for two days of instruction by University faculty and guest clinicians as members of the fourth Southern Colorado Honor Choir and Orchestra. Rehearsals for their performances culminated in a standing room only concert on Nov. 22 in CSU-Pueblo’s Hoag Recital Hall.

Selected by their high school music teachers, students represented 25 high schools, two Pueblo middle schools, and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. Instruction was provided by CSU-Pueblo faculty Dr. Dana Ihm, assistant professor of music; and Veronika String Quartet members
Veronika Afanassieva, Ekaterina Dobrotvorskaia, Karine Garibova, and Mary Artmann.

Guest conductors were Steven Meininger and Gary Nicholson. With 36 years of public school instruction, Meininger currently teaches at Metropolitan State College of Denver. He has been the Director of the Denver Chamber Chorale, touring Europe with concert tours seven times, and the Associate Director of the Colorado Chorale. Meininger works extensively as adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor throughout Colorado, Montana, and Kansas. He has been awarded numerous awards including High School Director of the Year, presented by the Colorado Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association; and Hall of Fame Member, presented by the Jefferson County Music Teacher’s Association as well as nominations in “Who’s Who in American Education” and “Who’s Who in America.

Nicholson, conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra, co-founded the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association in 1980. As a trumpeter, Nicholson has performed with the Aspen Music Festival, Wichita Symphony, Colorado Opera Festival, Colorado College Conservatory of Music, Colorado Springs Chorale, Music Theater of the Rockies, Fine Arts Center Repertory Teacher, Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, and was a founding member of the Colorado Springs Symphony Brass Quintet and Pikes Peak Brass Quintet. He also has performed with Abendmusik, a professional quality vocal chamber ensemble. He also has toured orchestras to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Eastern Europe. Nicholson currently teaches music at Broadmoor Elementary School in Colorado Springs District 12 and performs with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

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Saturday’s program included:
CHOIR: Guest Conductor – Steve Meininger
Musick’s Empire from “Triptych”…………………………….Lloyd Pfautsch
Grace…………………………………………………………….Mark Hayes
Neighbor’s Chorus from “Le Jolie Parfumuse”………….Jacques Offenbach
Looke Downe, Oh Lord………………………………………..William Byrd
Shut De Do’…………………………………………………arr. Mark Hayes

ORCHESTRA: Guest Conductor – Gary Nicholson
Allegro molto from Divertimento No. 11 in D Major, KV251…W.A. Mozart
Allegretto from Palladio…………………………………………..K. Jenkins
Variations on a Well Kknown Sea Chantey………………………R. Stephen
Pirates of the Caribbean………………………….K. Badelt, arr. T. Ricketts
Fantasia on Greensleeves………………………………R. Vaughn Williams

COMBINED PROGRAM: Guest Conductor – Steve Meininger
Magnificat 1st mov…………………………………………….G.B. Pergolesi

Member of the Honor Choir and Orchestra and their respective schools, instruments, or vocal ranges are as follows:


Ades, DaVida Soprano Ellicott
Anderson, Rickie Soprano Florence
Arabalo, Mariah Soprano Mullen
Asbury, Emily Soprano Pueblo South
Binkowski, Karah Soprano Manitou Springs
Boucher, Shayna Soprano Florence
Clark, Kaitlin Soprano Mullen
Dunkley, Alyssa Soprano Manitou Springs
Duran, Abigail Soprano Pueblo Centennial
Elmore, Sarah Soprano James Irwin
Hale, Ashley Soprano Harrison
Jenkins, Chelsea Soprano Pueblo Centennial
Juba, Elizabeth Soprano Pueblo Centennial
Khosla, Jerica Soprano Pueblo South
Lawrance, Olivia Soprano Manitou Springs
Nafziger, Bethany Soprano Pueblo County
Pacheco, Noella Soprano Pueblo East
Pearson, Kimberly Soprano Pueblo South
Pepin, Alexandra Soprano Pueblo Centennial
Perry, Rachel Soprano Wasson
Peterson, April Soprano Pueblo Centennial
Quintero, Rachel Soprano Pueblo East
Reinert, Ally Soprano Ellicott
Romero, Felicia Soprano Florence
Rychlik, Maia Soprano Manitou Springs
Smartwood, Savannah Soprano Rye
Spencer, Shaniqua Soprano Harrison
Taylor, Bethany Soprano Limon
Thomas, Taylor Soprano Pueblo East
Vialpando, Patricia Soprano Pueblo Central
Waters, Ashley Soprano Limon
Wamburg, Margaret Soprano Wasson
Wetzel, Ashley Soprano James Irwin
Aragon, Holly Alto Pueblo South
Barnes, Niki Alto Florence
Blattler, Theresa Alto Pueblo West
Burgos, Marialuisa Alto Pueblo Centennial
Bustos, Andres Alto Pueblo East
Cantrall, Miranda Alto Mullen
Casias, Gina Alto Pueblo South
Claypool, Logan Alto Ellicott
Crain, Jes Alto Harrison
Cramer, Storrie Alto Manitou Springs
Curley, Sarah Alto Rye
Davis, Lauren Alto James Irwin
Freeman, Katherine Alto Pueblo South
Giersdorf, Alicia Alto Limon
Guthrie, Adriana Alto Harrison
Huff, Rebekah Alto Pueblo East
Humphries, Maurissa Alto Harrison
Jones, Maureen Alto Pueblo East
King, Alie Alto Pueblo County
Kinsella, Erin Alto Mullen
Lee, Victoria Alto James Irwin
Martinez, Amanda Alto Pueblo Central
McSchooler, KayLee Alto Florence
Montoya, Joelle Alto Mullen
Pavlica, Julia Alto Wasson
Rollman, Emma Alto Manitou Springs
Ruyball, Anna Alto Pueblo County
Steele, Alyssa Alto Florence
Walker, Brianna Alto Wasson
Alfonso, Andrew Tenor Pueblo South
Aragon, Andrew Tenor Pueblo South
Barnes, Tyler Tenor Pueblo County
Chaffin, Jerome Tenor Wasson
Covelo, Kevin Tenor Mullen
DeHerrera, Anthony Tenor Pueblo Centennial
Diaz, Joshua Tenor James Irwin
Evans, DeVaun Tenor Harrison
Frase, Whitney Tenor Manitou Springs
Lightfoot, Darren Tenor James Irwin
Miller, Mason Tenor Pueblo County
Molina, Nattis Tenor Pueblo West
Packard, Paul Tenor Florence
Petty, Weston Tenor Mullen
Prince, Christopher Tenor Harrison
Radford, Nicholas Tenor Pueblo South
Vigil, Brandon Tenor Rye
Walker, Steven Tenor Wasson
Adams, Nathaniel Bass Pueblo South
Alvarez, Forrest Bass Manitou Springs
Aragon, Dylan Bass Pueblo East
Cooper Jr., Robert Bass Florence
Dillard, Richard Bass Ellicott
Dugan, Keith Bass Pueblo County
Espinosa, Cassandra Bass Mesa Ridge
Grossman, Benjamin Bass Florence
Hurlburt, Haley Bass Rangeview
Kochis, Daniel Bass Harrison
Lawrenz, Mike Bass Pueblo County
Leopard, Taylor Bass Rangeview
Martinez, Greg Bass Harrison
Martinez, Ramon Bass Wasson
Miyamoto, Matthew Bass Mullen
Parker, Jordon Bass Pueblo Centennial
Roberts, Brent Bass Ellicott
Simmons, Joey Bass Pueblo South
Simpson, Austyn Bass Pueblo South
Stanley, Ryan Bass Wasson
Stewart, Austin Bass James Irwin
Strain, Justin Bass Pueblo East
Sweet, Christopher Bass Mesa Ridge
Trujillo, Terrance Bass Limon
Vasquez, David Bass Pueblo Centennial
Watson, Andrew Bass Pueblo East
Archuletta, Amanda Violin Peyton
Burnes, Stephanie Violin Rangeview
Chi, Julius Violin  Pueblo Connect Middle School
Colalancia, Christina Violin Pueblo South
Drummond, Anjole Violin Widefield
Galloway, Hannah Violin Pueblo Centennial
Garcia, Lilian Violin Hinkley
Gleason, Richard Violin Wasson
Grant, Megan Violin Mesa Ridge
Hartmann, Christina Violin Widefield
Hilton, Victoria Violin Coronado
Hunt, Samantha Violin Rangeview
Jimenez, Lorenzo Violin Widefield
Johnson, LaQuan Violin Widefield
Johnston, Jennifer Violin Pueblo East
Klebe, Danika Violin Coronado
Krick, Stephanie Violin Widefield
Lesher, BreeAnna Violin Rangeview
Lopez, Justin Violin Pueblo East
Lucero, Anea Violin Pueblo East
Luke, Elizabeth Violin Coronado
Marshall, Adam Violin Pueblo South
Mitio, Kenta Violin Pueblo East
Montez, Kurstyn Violin Widefield
Muasau, Oriana Violin Coronado
Oates, Lydia Violin Coronado
Osteroos, Elliot Violin Home School
Phillips, Rebecca Violin Home School
Roth, Ben Violin Roncalli Middle School
Ruby, Jarom Violin Mesa Ridge
Springfield, Melissa Violin Pueblo East
Stogsdill, Amber Violin Wasson High
Stravia, David Violin Pueblo East
Thurlow, Samuel Violin Hinkley
Westland, Valerie Violin Mesa Ridge
Wood, Michelle Violin Coronado
Zack, Colby Violin Pueblo South
Glenn-Baracey, Aisha Viola Mesa Ridge
Hunt, Casey Viola Rangeview
Iorg, Stefani Viola Hinkley
Kent, Catherine Viola Pueblo West
Kerrigan, Alysia Viola  Pueblo Central
Mayer, Kayla Viola Pueblo East
Mead, Taylor Viola Palmer
Montoya, Donivan Viola Rangeview
Murphy, Torey Viola Mesa Ridge
Patton, Hillary Viola Pueblo East
Romero, Ashleigh Viola Mesa Ridge
Young, Alexander Viola Wasson
Allmond, Daivya Cello Rangeview
Anderson, Chelsea Cello Rangeview
Armstrong, Calvin Cello Palmer
Bell, Lauren Cello Private Instruction
Bice, Hayden Cello Pueblo East
Blevins, Samuel Cello Pueblo West
Butler, Ian Cello Wasson
Curry, Heather Cello Canon City
Jimenez, Benjamin Cello Pueblo East
Mondragon, Alexandra Cello Pueblo Central
Salazar, Sean Cello Pueblo South
Snyder, Matthew Cello Wasson
Sparks, Matthew Cello Pueblo East
Westland, Thomas Cello Mesa Ridge
Wilson, Sarah Cello Pueblo East
Hunt, Jenna Harp Colorado Springs Youth Symphony

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