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Maddi Jolley, a member of the North Lamar High School Chamber Singers, will perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. She was chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at Region, Pre Area and Area levels.
Jolley is a voice student of Dottie Billman and sings at school under the direction of Rebecca Hildreth who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, an 11,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin. This is Jolley’s second time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. She is the daughter of Jason and Amy Jolley.
High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2013 to arrive at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,500 students are selected through a process that began with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 14 ensembles (bands, orchestras and choirs). Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group.