ACDA Honor Choir

ACDA Honor Choir
Posted on 08/18/2022
This summer six students from Hoosic Valley were selected to participate in an honor choir in Albany, NY. The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) sponsored select choirs for students at the elementary, junior high, and senior high level as part of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Summer Conference. This was the first honor choir at the conference since the summer of 2019 due to the ongoing pandemic.
The musicians from Hoosic Valley were part of the Elementary Honor Choir, which had students who just finished 4th grade through 6th grade from all over the state of New York. The group rehearsed for about 6 hours on Monday, August 15th at the College of St. Rose Massry Center for the Arts, and about 3 hours on Tuesday, August 16th at the Hilton hotel and conference center in Albany, NY. The culminating concert (for parents, community members, and conference participants) took place immediately following the second day of rehearsals. 
The conductor was Elizabeth Woodhouse who is a former New York State music teacher and currently an adjunct professor at University of Rhode Island and a founding member of a community children’s choir in that area.
The Hoosic Valley students selected for the honor choir were: Lilith Bonsor (‘28), Ian Burrows (‘28), Fiona Coffin (‘28), Patricia Paglialonga (‘30), Adrianna Smith (‘30), and Gianna Viall (‘30). Below are some pictures/videos from the event!


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