The following information comes from the National Association for Music Education:
Matthew Coveney, a senior at Braintree High School, has been selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Mixed Chorus sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
Matthew will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert on October 30, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
These exceptional students will prepare remarkably challenging music that they will perform under the baton of four of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Dr. Peter Boonshaft, Miriam Burns, Rollo Dilworth, and Rodney Whitaker.
Matthew sings in the tenor section of the BHS Concert Choir and the BHS Show Choir which are under the direction of Rachel K. Hallenbeck, Director of Music, K-12. He has previously auditioned for and been accepted into the following music festivals: the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Music Festival; the Southeastern Massachusetts Music Educators Association Junior and Senior Music Festivals; and the Southeastern Massachusetts Bandmasters Association Junior and Senior Music Festivals.
The NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of the National Association for Music Education.
The concert band and symphony orchestra will each have approximately 150 instrumentalists, the jazz ensemble will have 20 instrumentalists, and the mixed chorus will have approximately 350 vocalists.
Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles.
The 2013 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles will perform for an audience of thousands on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, in the Presidential Ballroom of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Nashville, TN.