Two Penn Manor High School students, Kaleb Kabakjian and Nicole Chen, have qualified to perform in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s All-State Music Ensembles Festival.
Kaleb, a junior, qualified as a Bass 1, and Nicole, a senior, qualified as one of only two chorus accompanists in the entire state of Pennsylvania. They earned their All-State honors following auditions at the recent Region V Chorus Festival, at which they both performed.
This is the second All-State honor in a row for Nicole.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that these students have put forward in preparation for this festival season,” said Lauren Ciemiewicz, Penn Manor High School choral director.
“Nicole and Kaleb are both natural leaders in their school ensembles and are excellent musician role models for their peers.”
The All-State Chorus Festival will be held April 19-22 at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos.
Congratulations to Kaleb, Nicole and Mrs. Ciemiewicz!