Katelynn Cherry Earns Multiple Choral Honors

cherry-thumb.pngSaint Michaels Middle High School junior Katelynn Cherry has been selected for All-State Chorus and All-Honors National Ensemble, and will be performing in the Honors Performance Series in New York City next month.

Katelynn performed as Soprano 1 with The All-National Honors Ensemble on November 26-28, 2017 at Walt Disney World, having been selected through an audition by the National Association for Music Educators.  As part of this process she was required to have recommendations and to have participated in All State Chorus the past.  She also auditioned and was selected for the Honors Performance Series mixed chorus as Soprano 1, which will take place in New York at Carnegie Hall February 1-5.

On March 11 she will perform with All-State Chorus where she is Soprano 1 with the mixed chorus, and she will sing with the All-Shore Chorus as Soprano 1 in April.  She will also compete in the Solo and Ensemble competition on February 7th at North Dorchester High School. 

Katelynn has been studying voice for 9 years, beginning with Gail Aveson in Easton. She has also studied with John Wesley Wright from Salisbury, and taken Master Classes with Badiene Magaziner, Bob Marks and Rachelle Jonck from New York. She spent the summer of 2017 at Boston University Tanglewood Institute studying voice and music at the Young Artists Vocal Program and earned six college credits. She currently studies voice at Peabody Preparatory with Alina Kozinska.

Cherry’s ultimate aspiration in music is to become a professional Classical singer, however she loves all musical genres, including rap, jazz, bluegrass, oldies, and rock & roll. In addition to her school related chorus endeavors, Katelynn performs with Soli Vocal Ensemble from Howard County and often does solo work locally. She also has numerous achievements to her credit aside from her music.  She is finishing her year as Miss Maryland/Miss Delmarva Fire Queen and she is also a Girl Scout and a member of 4-H. She has earned her Diamond Clover award with 4-H and will finish her Gold Award with Girl Scouts this summer.  She is the daughter of David Cherry and Karla Wieland-Cherry and resides in Trappe.


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