Nevada Union music student chosen for All-State competition |

Nevada Union music student chosen for All-State competition

Just as in other disciplines, such as sports, first there’s regional competition, then there’s All-State. Within choral programs, in order to go to All-State, a student must ask to be considered while at the regional level. Scores from auditions are then reviewed, and a panel determines if that student’s abilities meet the All-State standards.

This year that competition will take place at the Ontario Convention Center in Southern California March 15-17, and Jake Michael will be the one student chosen to go out of six potentials from Nevada Union High School.

His resume looks pretty good for one so young: a KVMR DJ since he was 7, a PAG (Nevada County Performing Arts Guild) thespian at 10 (he earned an Elly nomination for his role in PAG’s production of “Iolenthe”) and a member of the Chamber Choir (the most advanced) at Nevada Union since his sophomore year.

As far as the future goes, Jake, who is a senior this year and has been singing tenor for the past seven years, plans to go to Sierra College first, then on to a four-year college to get his major in music, possibly becoming a choral director himself.

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