Four Culver Academies students will be will be traveling to New York City in February to perform in Carnegie Hall as part of the Honors Performance Series.
Three Culver choir members and one orchestra member will spend five days preparing and rehearsing under the direction of their respective master conductors. Senior Neri Min (Seoul, South Korea), first-classman Alejandro Mancha (Monterrey, Mexico) and junior Tori Styers (Plymouth, Ind.) will sing in the Honors Choir and junior Tianchang Zhao (Dalian, China), who plays the clarinet, will perform during the Honors Instrumental Performance.
During their practice time, they will have the opportunity to perform before invited representatives from collegiate and professional music programs.
The choral performance at Carnegie Hall will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7. Dr. Jeffery L. Ames will conduct the concert choir and Dr. Elizabeth Schauer will conducted the Women’s Choir.
The instrumental music performance will be at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7. It will feature the honors band conducted by Dr. Kenneth Ozzello, string orchestra conducted by Kirt Mosier, and symphony Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Grogan.
While in New York, the students will also visit New York’s famous landmarks and experience the city’s performance arts, including Broadway show.
Carnegie Honors program alumni include vocalists Callie Wilkinson ’11; Katrina Weil ’12; Mary McKinnis ’13, Jorge Sugich ’14, Hayne Bae ’15, Alex Jeffirs ’15, Katie Giacobbe ’15, and instrumentalists Joy Shen ’13, and Matthew Moody ’14. Mancha performed last year as a second classman.