Singing Success

8th Grade Student Participates in the District II Vocal Honors Music Festival

On January 27, 2018, Saint Dominic Academy's Music Teacher, Mr. Jason Ward and an 8th grade chorus student, Kathleen Dean participated at Maine Music Educators' Association's District II Vocal Honors Music Festival, which was held at Greely High School in Cumberland.

Kathleen, who sings soprano, is in her fifth year singing in chorus and her third year at a District II Music Festival. After the festival, Kathleen was asked what she thought of the experience. She said she very much enjoyed making new friends and feeling the satisfaction of being a part of something bigger that came together like an "emotional symphony." 

The District II Vocal Honors Music Festival provides musically talented students the opportunity to work together and perform with other students spanning the Maine coast from Portland to Yarmouth and goes inland to cover Bethel, Fryeburg, the Oxford Hills region, into Turner and all the towns in between. 

"Personally, I am in awe of all the wonderful teachers, administrators, parents, and community members that support school music programs," said Terrie Dean, Kathleen's mother. "With such programs, music continues to enrich the hearts and minds of our students. Thank you for the effort to keep music education vibrant and supporting music in our schools."   

As a freshman next year, Kathleen can audition for the high school vocal group.


Posted in: Auburn Campus News 
Post Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:36 AM