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9 FCAHS Students Selected for PMEA Chorus Festival

Nine Fox Chapel Area High School students were selected by audition to perform with the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region I Chorus. The students are seniors Gabrielle BellAndrew ByersdorferJacob McWilliams, and Simeone Owens; juniors Lawrence Liu (accompanist), Ryder Smith, and Sam Smith; and sophomores Kristopher Pizzella and Micah Shelley

The choral group included 168 of the best singers from school districts throughout Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. The Region I Chorus concert was held March 25 at Butler Area Intermediate High School. The group was conducted by Michael Semancik, the visiting director of choral activities at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, where he conducts the chamber singers, the Goucher choral society, and the orchestra.