Asheville School senior Mac Waters has been selected for the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) High School Honors Chorus for the second consecutive year. According to a representative from the NCMEA, over 1,000 students auditioned to earn a part in the 178-member chorus.
According to the NCMEA website, the purpose of the Honors Chorus is "to honor outstanding singers from high school music programs in our state by giving them the opportunity to perform at the highest level of achievement."
Asheville School Music Director John Crawley is proud of Waters's achievement and excited to attend the Honors Chorus performance in November. "For the second year in a row, Mac placed at the top of his voice part," Crawley said. "The experience of singing with the top singers in the state is something that these students will never forget. Hearing their polished concert is thrilling for me as a choral director, and the hard work and dedication of these students is a testament to the power of music in their lives."
The 2017 Honors Chorus clinic will be led by Dr. Kenny Potter, an acclaimed choir soloist and director of choral activities at Wingate University.
Waters says that he is excited for the opportunity to learn from Dr. Potter and to sing in a robust group of singers. "I had such a great weekend at the Honors Chorus last year," he said. "I love being in an environment with dozens and dozens of other high school students who are so committed to chorus. Such a large group [of singers] creates an amazing sound."
The Honors Chorus will perform at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m. Read more about the performance and the NCMEA Honors Chorus here.