Area student selected as Texas All-State Musician

ROYSE CITY, TX (Jan. 23, 2023) Ally Romney, a member of the Royse City High School Chorale will perform with the Texas All-State Mixed Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Henry B. González Convention Center as part of the 2023 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.

Ally was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Ally is a student of Paul Burnam and sings at school under the direction of Tracy Hall and Nathan White who are members of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 14,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin. This is Ally’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. This is the first time a Royse City High School Choir member has been named to an All-State ensemble. Ally is the child of Bruce and Amber Romney.

High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through auditions to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,875 students are selected through a process that began with over 70,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 18 ensembles.

Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part.

From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in eight TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group.

Only the top 2.6% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.

These All-State students participate in four days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized
conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees
bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert and conductor information, go
to the Performances section of www.tmea.org/convention.

Founded in 1921, Texas Music Educators Association is an association of over 14,000 members
dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. Go to tmea.org/convention for more
information.

Submitted press release by Royse City ISD. 





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