Carroll sophomore Analiesa Harbach received the chance of a lifetime when she took part in the National Women’s Honor Choir during the American Choral Director Association’s (ACDA) conference last March in Kansas City, Missouri.
Harbach, a soprano one, was selected to join a choir of 300 high school and collegiate women after undergoing an online audition process with 13,000 other students. She was one of the three girls from Wisconsin chosen to perform with the choir.
“There is nothing quite like singing in a choir of 300 girls from all across the country. It was a really powerful experience, especially when we sang the piece ‘ Have A Voice’ by Moira Smiley. It was really empowering and incredible to be a part of,” she said.
Harbach is a music education major
with a choral emphasis
. For a student eager to teach music in the future, the conference was a treasure trove of knowledge and experience.
“Hopefully I can try to incorporate some of those things into my own teaching in the future,” she said. “The whole experience really taught me to be a better musician, and overall it was just a blast.”