TIFTON – Eight auditioned Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College singers participated in the All College Choir at the recent Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Athens. The GMEA includes more than 4,100 teachers in the areas of band, orchestra, chorus, general music and piano from elementary to college levels.
Dr. Susan Roe, head of the ABAC Department of Fine Arts, said the ABAC students performed with other auditioned students from programs across the state. The students also had the chance to view music industry opportunities in business, education, performance, conducting, and many others.
ABAC students attending the conference included Shana Mormon, a voice major from Lowndes County; Natalie Shell, a voice major from Cook County; Ashley Luke, a voice major from Worth County; Hope McMillan, a voice major from Irwin County; Grant Hudson, a biology major from Tift County; Jordyn James, a teacher preparation major from Liberty County; Landon Chavis, a music major from Jeff Davis County; and Nyjeé Sykes, a business major from Long County.
The All College Choir performed under the direction of Dr. Kevin Fenton, professor of choral conducting and ensembles and director of the Florida State University Singers. Fenton is also the artistic director of the Festival Singers of Florida and a founder of the AVoice4Peace initiative.