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Mount Si Students Selected for State & NW Honor Choirs


Several Mount Si High School choir students have successfully auditioned into selective Washington All State and All Northwest Honor Group music ensembles, sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association. These opportunities provide talented students from school districts across the state of Washington and throughout the Pacific Northwest region, respectively, a shared experience in excellence.


The 2019 National Association for Music Education’s Northwest Division Conference will take place on February 14-17, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The MSHS students will rehearse music in an intensive format over the course of three days with nationally-renowned choir directors and clinicians. Their experience culminates in featured performances


The following students will perform in the Washington All-State Symphonic Choir: Natalie Bateman (Soprano 2), Kayla Conlon (Alto 1), Makaylee Jensen (Alto 2), Grace Richter (Soprano 1), Seva Schlau (Bass 1), Anika Thorson (Soprano 2) and Audrey Lupfer (Soprano 1). Also, Maryann Bailey (Alto 2) has been selected to perform in the All Northwest Mixed Choir.

MSHS Choir Director Haley Isaacs says, “I am incredibly proud to have a record eight students representing our choir program in the All-Northwest and All-State honor choirs this year! These students have all worked incredibly hard to excel in our music program and are great representatives of Mount Si Choir, both as musicians and as students of great character. They are wonderful role models to other students and I’m so excited for them to have this well-deserved and inspiring opportunity!”


Comments from some of the students:

  • “I am so honored to be participating in All-State this year. It is really a reflection on the program as a whole, and I am so excited for this opportunity to represent Mount Si High School in Portland.” - Grace Richter 
  • “I’m excited to meet other musicians of my same interests and to learn as much as I can from this experience.” - Maryann Bailey
  • “I am grateful to be able to have this opportunity to be in an atmosphere of hardworking people making music!” - Makaylee Jensen


 MSHS All State and NW choirs

Mount Si High School All-State and All Northwest honor choir students, pictured left- to-right, include:

Kayla Conlon, Anika Thorson, Grace Richter, Makaylee Jensen, Seva Schlau,

Natalie Bateman and Maryann Bailey. (Audrey Lupfer is not pictured.)