Chloe Pyle was the only Delaware singer selected for the National Association for Music Education's 2017 All National Honor Choir which will perform Nov. 26-29 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World.
During the 2016-17 school year, along with other talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, Chloe Pyle, a junior at Smyrna High School, practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in her state music honor ensemble.
And now Chloe will join the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education’s 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles Nov. 26-29 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Jazz Band and Choir concerts take place Nov. 28 from 7:30-9 p.m., and the Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra concerts begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 29, in the ballrooms at Disney Coronado Springs Resort. The concerts are free and open to the public.
Chloe is the only singer from Delaware accepted into the All National Honor Choir. She was ranked #1 Alto II in the 2017 Delaware All State Choir, and has studied privately with Lauren Anderson of Newark, and Jane Grudzina of Dover.
She is a member of the Select Ensemble at Smyrna High School directed by Kristen Hughes, and the Marching, Jazz and Concerts Bands directed by Josh Palmer. Chloe also takes trombone lessons from Jim Olson of Wilmington, and studies Music Theory with Kathleen McGrath of Middletown.
In her free time, Chloe volunteers at the Brandywine SPCA, helping with events and nurturing socialization between the animals and their prospective owners.
She is the daughter of Eric and Ruthann Pyle of Clayton.
The All-National Honor Ensembles performers represent collaboration and creativity in its highest musical form. The All-National Honor Ensembles consist of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed choir, and jazz ensemble. Students were chosen through an audition process. The concert band and symphony orchestra will each have 155 and 152 instrumentalists respectively, the jazz ensemble 21 instrumentalists, and the mixed choir 281 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.
Selected students will be rehearsing a challenging repertoire in preparation for performing under the baton of five of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Dr. Z. Randall Stroope (Mixed Choir); Dr. Margery Deutsch (Symphony Orchestra); Dr. T. André Feagin (Concert Band); and Todd Stoll with Lauren Sevian (Jazz Ensemble). All conductors have received top honors in their field and will spend several days rehearsing with students before the concert.