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Eight Beverly Vista Students Attended The National OAKE Conference Last Month

By Dupé Aleru

Eight Beverly Vista Students were selected to perform with the National Children’s and Youth Choir at the 2011 OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators) National Conference held in March.

The OAKE mission is to “enrich the quality of life of the people of the USA through music education by promoting the philosophy of Zoltán Kodály.”

Beverly Vista students had the opportunity to perform at the Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis last month. The youth choir is constructed of students from 27 states around the nation, each student going through a rigorous audition process and numerous hours of rehearsal in order to participate.

“I would like to give a big thank you to the Beverly Vista PTA and BHEA for funding this program,” said Vocal Musical Specialist Judith Chan.

The students participating were Beverly Vista students: Rebecca Adler (8th grade), Barbara Assouline (5th grade), Ashlynn Chong (4th grade), Amelia Deshmukh (4th grade), Eric Fram (8th grade), Lisa Park (5th grade), Megan Saghian (5th grade) and Scott Senior (7th grade).

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