LSU Lab School Choir Members to Perform in New York City's Carnegie Hall


The Louisiana State University Laboratory School Choir has been invited to participate in a performance “Total Vocal” to be held Sunday, March 29, 2015 in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

Part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) concert series, the vocalists will have an opportunity to perform under the direction of Producer, Arranger and “Godfather of A Capella” Deke Sharon. Sharon is most famous for his work as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal’s “Pitch Perfect” starring Anna Kendrick and for producing “The Sing-Off”, which had the highest ratings of any new, unscripted television show in the United States in 2009 and was NBC’s third highest-rated television show in 2010.

Dr. Jonathan Griffith, artistic director and principal conductor for DCINY states, “The choir at LSU Laboratory School received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition record.”

LSU Laboratory School Choir Director Diego Pinto notes, “It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. Performing at the Carnegie Hall is a milestone in the life of any musician, and we are glad our students will have this opportunity.”

LSU Laboratory School choir students to perform at Carnegie Hall include: ninth graders Grace Courtright, Grace Butler, Jordan Blunt and Eliana Levy; tenth graders Madelyn Myer, Nicky Abraham, Peyton Segrest, Caitlin Courtright, Abigail Rayner, Emily Grace Loe and Ally Militana; eleventh graders, India Evans, Bailey Moss, Melanie Holton, Meridith Madison and Morghan Brown and twelfth grader Joe Carleton. The students will spend five days and four nights in New York City preparing and rehearsing for their concert as well as enjoying the history and culture of New York City.


About University Lab School
The University Laboratory School was established by the College of Education, now known as the College of Human Sciences & Education, of Louisiana State University and has operated under its auspices for nearly 100 years. This coeducational school exists as an independent system to provide training opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers and to serve as a demonstration and educational research center. The school is located on the main campus of LSU in Baton Rouge.

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.