Student Performs in OMEA All-State Choir

Keystone High School junior Luke Peters was selected to sing in the 2017 OMEA All-State Choir. Hundreds of students audition for this group every year, and only 160 students from all over Ohio are selected.

Luke and the other selected vocalists from Ohio took an extensive amount of time out of their weekends to attend regional sectional rehearsals and a large group rehearsal at Otterbein College. They spent the two days prior to their performance in Cleveland, rehearsing with their guest conductor Dr. Brady Allred of Salt Lake City.

Of this opportunity, Luke states, “It was such an amazing experience. Everyone in the State Choir had a common interest, and we all worked really hard, even though some of the rehearsals were nine hours long."

He adds, “The Director, Dr. Allred, was really motivating. He encouraged us to do our best in a positive way.  They also selected awesome sacred and secular music for us to perform.  I was really proud to be with this talented group of vocalists, and I would like to thank my parents and my Choir Director Mrs. Pearce for helping me earn the opportunity to perform in the All-State Choir.”

*Above, Luke is the first vocalist in the bottom row on the right side, wearing a white shirt and grey and black vest.                                                                                Luke and Choir Director Mrs. Pearce