Area student selected as Texas All-State Musician

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

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

Submitted press release by Royse City ISD. 

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