Farmington High students qualify for state honors choir

Two Farmington High School students have qualified for the Michigan State Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) State Honors Choir.

All State Honors Choir
All-State Choir finalist Antione McCoy (right), and State Honors Choir finalist Parth Nakirikanti (left) of Farmington High are pictured with Angel Gippert, the school’s Director of Choirs (contributed)

Senior Antione McCoy and junior Parth Nakirikanti were selected from a host of regional finalists from Michigan high schools. They performed with the State Honors Choir in January.

McCoy will also perform with the All-State Choir at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival May 9-11 at Western Michigan University. He is one of about 120 students selected for the state’s top choir.

Solo auditions at the Region 4 finals determined placement. Finalists were evaluated by MSVMA vocal judges. Adjudicators evaluated performance elements including vocal tone quality, musicality, and pitch/rhythm accuracy during the audition.

“I am so proud that these two can represent the vocal tradition of excellence at Farmington High School. Parth and Antione have gone above and beyond and have worked hard to get these honors,” said the school’s director of choirs Angel Gippert.

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