Evanston student selected for prestigious choir

EVANSTON — A local Evanston High School student has been selected for the 2019 All-Northwest Honor Choir, which will perform in February in Portland, Oregon. Kayli Sharp, a senior at EHS, will sing in the Mixed Concert Choir. Sharp is a member of Vocal Jazz I at EHS, under the direction of Heather Blackwell. She was also selected to sing in the Wyoming All-State Choir in January this year.

Sharp is a 3-year All-State Choir member, and this is her second opportunity to sing for the All-Northwest Choir; she was selected as a sophomore in 2017. Sharp plans to study Vocal Performance at Casper College this fall. It is an outstanding achievement to be selected to this prestigious group.

Outstanding music students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of the 2019 All-Northwest performing groups. Sharp will join more than 1,000 other outstanding high school student musicians in this gala event.

All-Northwest high school bands, orchestras and choirs will meet in Portland, February 15-17. They will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors. Sharp was selected from more than 4,600 students who auditioned to participate in this outstanding event.

Well-known Northwesterners who have participated in past years’ All-Northwest groups include trumpeters Doc Severinson and Allen Vizzutti, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey, 2008 Teacher of the Year Andrea Peterson, and jazz saxophonist Kenny G.


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