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CGHS Chorus Student Selected to the All-State Chorus

Elizabeth Lockwood

Elizabeth Lockwood, a senior from Clarion-Goldfield High School, has been selected as a member of the 2013 All-State Chorus.  On Saturday, Oct. 26, three high school vocal students from C-GHS auditioned in Hampton for the All-State Chorus: Elizabeth Lockwood, Amanda Nerem, and Claire Davis. 

                Amanda and Claire were auditioning for the very first time while Elizabeth had auditioned for the last three years.  Last year, Elizabeth Lockwood and Laura Franzmeier were recalled.  However, this year, Elizabeth was accepted on the first list.  She was not recalled, which means she didn’t have to audition again.  “I am very proud of all three girls.  Auditioning for All-State is a very scary thing,” commented David Ackerman, CGHS vocal music instructor.  All auditions are A Cappella (no accompaniment), and the director cannot be in the room.  Michael McHale, a junior at C-GHS, gave pitches from the piano.  After Michael gave the pitch, it was the singer’s responsibility to set the tempo, secure the pitch, and count every beat. 

                The All-State Concert is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum in Ames.  600 vocalists from across Iowa are chosen every year to be a member of the All-State Chorus.  Tickets went on sale Monday, Oct. 28, at 10:00 a.m.  All tickets may be purchased through ticketmaster.com. 

                Elizabeth joins a distinguished list of All-State Chorus members from Clarion-Goldfield High School: Sarah Chipman, Paul Maxheimer, Eric Alberts, and Kelly Huisinga.  This list covers 1994-2013.  Elizabeth Lockwood is the daughter of Lee and Tammy Lockwood.