Sycamore students selected for honors choir

SYCAMORE – Three students from Sycamore High School and nine from Sycamore Middle School have been selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association Central/North Central Division Honors Choir at its biennial conference in February.

ACDA is a nonprofit music education organization dedicated to the advancement of choral music. The association members are strong advocates for music in the schools and provide honors and enrichment opportunities, like this festival choir, for students.

After learning required music and sending a recorded audition to ACDA, these 12 students were selected from hundreds of submissions that came from students in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. In February, the students will spend three days in Chicago and rehearse with renowned choral conductors in preparation for a concert at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. These highly selective choirs are not only led by notable directors, but are often used to premiere works by leading composers in choral music.

The selected students are Rachael Johnson, Alexander Smith and Vani Subramony of Sycamore High School and Kaitlyn Bowman, Cassandra Chamoun, Gabriella Juday, Samuel McDonald, Ryan Russo, Halle Schmit, Kameron Schroeder, Madelyn Sedevie and Olivia Torian of Sycamore Middle School.

The Sycamore Music Boosters are supporting these students by providing partial funding for this experience. For more information about the Music Boosters, visit or contact Sycamore Music Boosters President Lisa Smith at

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