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Iowa Opus Honor Choir 2023 news

UMS and UHS Students Selected To Participate In 37th Annual Opus Honor Choir Festival

Congratulations to Urbandale Middle School student Sydney Rowley and Urbandale High School students Braeden Cox, Maverick Johnson, Abe Rojas, Natalie Tekippe, Malley Brimeyer, Sarah Olmesdahl, and Annabell Russell for being selected to participate in the 37th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Over 2400 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

Guest conductors of the choirs include Tami Meiners, Carroll Community School District, 5th & 6th Grade Honor Choir; Thad Wilkins, Mt. Vernon Community Schools, 7th & 8th Grade Bass Clef Honor Choir; Abby Sheppard, Sioux City Community Schools, 7th & 8th Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir; and Matt Walker, Iowa City Community School District,  9th Grade Mixed Honor Choir. 

The 2023 Opus Honor Choirs will perform at 4:00 p.m. November 16th in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center in Ames. The Opus Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc.

UCSD congratulates Sydney, Braeden, Maverick, Abe, Natalie, Malley, Sarah, and Annabell for this well-deserved recognition and outstanding achievement. We are #proudofU!

Iowa Choral Directors Assoc