April 25, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wharton County Junior College Choir Students Bailey Bronsell of Rosenberg, left, and Jazmine Harris of Bay City, performed this spring at the Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio after earning spots on the Texas Two-Year All-State Choir.
WHARTON, TEXAS – Two Wharton County Junior College Choir students recently performed in San Antonio as part of the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir.
Bailey Bronsell of Rosenberg and Jazmine Harris of Bay City attended the Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio earlier this spring after being named to the all-state group. The students began rehearsing for their auditions last fall.
“The music was particularly challenging,” said WCJC Choir Director Dr. Karl Paoletti.
In addition to a Latin piece by Mozart, Bronsell and Harris also had to learn selections in German and South African. Two-hour rehearsals were held daily.
“We practiced a lot,” said Harris.
After making the All-State Choir, the students had the chance to perform with approximately 100 community college singers from across the state at the San Antonio convention.
A guest clinician from Baylor University conducted the group, which practiced for three days before participating in a live performance.
“There were a lot of very talented singers there,” Bronsell said.
Bronsell and Harris are both music majors and plan to continue their education after they graduate from WCJC. Bronsell will pursue a music degree at Houston Baptist University and Harris will pursue a songwriting degree at Middle Tennessee State University.