Eight Dripping Springs High School choir students qualified for the area round of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) auditions on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Austin.
Placing in the top five of their respective voice parts to qualify were Anika Chalak (Soprano 2), Michelle Hinojosa (Alto 2), Isaiah Hoffman (Tenor 2), Amelie Lawrence (Soprano 1), Camryn Molfino (Soprano 1), Sloane Ruley (Alto 1), Portia Schaeffer-Preston (Soprano 1) and Colin Tuohy (Tenor 1). Ava Azua (Soprano 1), Preston LeBas (Tenor 1) and Daniel McIver (Bass 1) were named area alternates. A total of 18 DSHS students competed in pre-area auditions. The area competition will take place Saturday, Jan. 7 in San Antonio.
On Saturday, Nov. 5, 20 DSHS students performed as part of the Region 18 choir at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center after qualifying in October. Students participated in a clinic and performed a concert under the direction of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Dr. Yoojin Muhn.