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VUHS’s Kauffman earns national chorus honor, to perform in Tenn.

VERGENNES — Alix Kauffman, a senior at Vergennes Union High School, has been selected as a member of the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Mixed Chorus sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). She will join more than 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States to perform at a gala concert this Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Nashville, Tenn.
Kauffman, daughter of Jeff and Carol Kauffman of Addison, will prepare remarkably challenging music and perform with the other exceptional youngsters under the baton of four of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Peter Boonshaft, Miriam Burns, Rollo Dilworth and Rodney Whitaker.
Kauffman is a member of the VUHS Concert Choir, Commodore Singers and Commodore Jazz Ensembles. She accompanies for the Middle School Chorus and the newly formed Vergennes Children’s Choir. VUHS Choral Director Karen Jordan refers to Alix as a “consummate choir member.”
“She is always prepared and is a leader in her school ensembles,” Jordan said.
The NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles, consisting of a concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, and jazz ensemble, are organized by members of the National Association for Music Education. The mixed chorus will have approximately 350 vocalists. Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles.

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