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Columbus Children’s Choir is getting ready to welcome its 11th class of Middle School Honors Choir students. Columbus City Schools’ singers in grades 6-8 are nominated by their teacher to participate in a 10-week program. While this prestigious program still concludes with performances at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Breakfast Celebration and CCC’s Winter Concert, there is a new face at the helm. Artistic Director Jeanne Wohlgamuth has tapped CCC’s own Tracy Conway to lead the choir as Interim Director of the Middle School Honors Choir. Conway teaches elementary music for grades PK-5 at Oakland Park Traditional School in Columbus City Schools. She graduated from Capital University with a degree in music education in 2012, completed her master’s studies with Kodály emphasis in 2018, and is a member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE). Conway currently sings in the alto section of the Capital University Choral Union and has performed with Capital University’s Chapel Choir and the Lancaster Chorale.
The Middle School Honors Choir was created by Columbus Children’s Choir founder Dr. Sandra Mathias and continues to receive national attention and local news coverage for its performance at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Breakfast Celebration, which is the largest celebrations of its kind in the nation. For more information about the nominating process, please contact program manager Tammy Gebara at email@example.com. Middle School Honors Choir is supported by the Ohio Arts Council with a grant for Arts Partnerships.