Solo and Ensemble
Saturday March 28
at Mukwonago HIgh School
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A Christmas Carol
Wisconsin Honors Choir
The Wisconsin State Honors Choir recently announced audition results for 2014. The Honors project chooses the 100 best high school singers in the state of Wisconsin for Treble Choir and Mixed Choir. Of this elite group of 100 singers in each choir, seven are from the Arrowhead choir program. Three AHS choir students were also named alternates for the program.
Our seven AHS choir students will participate in the Wisconsin Honors Choir four-day camp in June, working with a nationally renowned choral conductor. Next October they will present a concert at Madison's Overture Center. The students chosen for this elite choir are:
David Heinrich, Mixed Choir
Kathryn Koenen, Mixed Choir
Emily Landry, Treble Choir
Regan Lyons, Treble Choir
Katie Rick,Treble Choir
Katrina Schmidt, Treble Choir
Nicole Slaski, Mixed Choir
Elise Baumgartner, Alternate - Treble Choir
Maria Calandranis, Alternate - Mixed Choir
Dana Marklund, Alternate - Mixed Choir
Exemplary State Soloist Winners
This spring, Arrowhead students performed at State Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students sang octets, triple trios, barbershop quartets, and solos
"Adjudicators at WSMA State Festivals have an opportunity to identify a limited number of soloists who presented an exceptional performance to receive the Exemplary State Soloist Award." -from the Exemplary State Soloist certificate
Congratulations to these students who won this prestigious honor on May 3 at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival:
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The Arrowhead Choirs
Over 450 students participate in the choral music program at Arrowhead High School. The five choirs at Arrowhead include Treble Choir, Baritone Chorale, Select Ensemble, North Concert Choir, and a music theater troupe called The Broadway Company.
Students in the choral program perform a wide variety of choral music styles, and participate in madrigal ensembles, barbershop quartets and men's and women's octets. Arrowhead High School students appear frequently with the Wisconsin State Honors Choir.
Selected by The Lorenz Corporation to participate in a music theater project, the choir produced several professional recordings for Lorenz. The Arrowhead High School Choir performed for the opening of Miller Park, Tommy Thompson's induction as the cabinet secretary for Health and Human Services, and for a Milwaukee appearance by President George W. Bush.
The Arrowhead Directors
Grace Bielski is a 2005 graduate of UW-Milwaukee. Her college experience gave her many wonderful opportunities to perform and develop her understanding and knowledge of the art of singing and teaching. Upon her December graduation she was hired at South Milwaukee Middle School where she taught for three and a half years. Grace is excited to be a new addition to the Arrowhead faculty for the upcoming 2009-2010 school year. She and her husband, Chris, currently reside in Milwaukee.
Nancy Smirl Jorgensen earned a Bachelor of Music from Alverno College and a Master of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. An Arrowhead High School choir director since 1984, she is the co-author of two books, Things They Never Taught You in Choral Methods and From the Trenches: Real Insights from Real Choral Educators. Nancy and her husband, Joel, have two daughters. Older daughter, Elizabeth Jorgensen, teaches Creative Writing and Advanced Composition at Arrowhead High School. Younger daughter, Gwen Jorgensen, is an All-American runner, triathlete, Olympian and CPA.
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