ACCS high school students from all over the nation audition for the chance to rehearse, fellowship, and learn together over a four-day period here at the national ACCS conference. Why go to so much effort? What is so special about choral music?Music holds an important place in the classical education we want for our students, but choral music is an essential part of our worship of the King of Kings. Because of this, the ACCS encourages musical excellence in its schools, and New Saint Andrews College (NSA) holds choral music in high regard. It was this shared vision of the importance of music that brought about the National Honor Choir sponsored by NSA.
Their performance is evidence of what high school students can do. They come together to practice and perform under the direction of Dr. David Erb, the Head of the Conservatory of Music at NSA. Additional faculty are flown in to assist with voice coaching, technique, and sectionals. Their hard work culminates in a beautiful and powerful performance. Several listeners in the past have commented, “I’ve never heard music like that! Amazing!”
Each entering student submits an unaltered, a capella recording online, to be considered for invitation to the ACCS Honor Choir. Audition information will be available in the coming months.