Eight students earn All-State distinction
For the first time in the district’s history, a music student has earned All-National Chorus acclaim.
Freeport High School Senior Kristopher Saint-Louis received perfect scores for two consecutive years at his NYSSMA All-State auditions and made history as the first student selected to the All-National Chorus. Saint-Louis, who is president of Select Chorale, will perform at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, next month. He was also selected All-State last year.
“Kris is one of the finest, most humble musicians to grace Freeport High School in my 18 years of teaching,” Freeport Select Chorale Director Monique Retzlaff said. “I am truly proud of him and ecstatic to see what the future holds for this amazingly talented young man.”
In addition, several members of the high school’s Select Chorale have been selected as All-State musicians and will represent the district’s music department at this year’s New York State School Music Association Winter Conference.
The conference, which will be held in Rochester, NY, from Dec. 4-7, will feature high school student-musicians from across New York State. The district congratulates the following students who were selected based on their exceptional performances at All-State auditions: Adora Carr, Jasmine Euell, Skye Hamilton-Carranza, Stefanie Workman, Modupe Coker, Aziah Reid, Victoria Baez and Tyler-Lena Williams.
“These eight Select Chorale members performed flawlessly at their NYSSMA All State auditions last May after months of intense preparation and it paid off,” Retzlaff added. “I am very proud of them and look forward to their performances in the All State Mixed Chorus and Women’s Chorus this winter.”
The New York State School Music Association is one of the largest and most successful musical organizations in the country. The Freeport School District and Freeport High School administration congratulate these students on their recognitions.