North Shore Choir Member Selected to All-State Choir

Houston, Texas: Taryn Surratt, a member of the North Shore Senior High School Choir, has been selected to perform with the Texas All-State Mixed Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. This is the second year in a row she has earned this prestigious honor. She was selected through a series of competitions held throughout the state at district, region, pre-area, and area levels.

Sponsored by the Texas Music Educators Association, the competition starts with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for only 1,600 positions to perform in one of the 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or vocal part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their region to compete against musicians from other areas in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. Only the top 3% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians. For Taryn Surratt, a junior, this is her second consecutive year to be selected as an All-State musician.

These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. To close this extraordinary event, these students perform their perfected pieces to the thousands of attendees. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to


Taryn Surratt

Pictured: Taryn Surratt





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