All-State Honors Choir
All music will be provided to the students and mailed to their directors in March 2023.
High School All-State Honors Choir Conductor
Dr. Cara Tasher - The University of North Florida
Dr. Cara Tasher has served as Director of Choral Studies at the University of North Florida since 2006 relishing the opportunity to provide relevant life and professional experiences for her students in Jacksonville, and around the world. Global and cultural competency is a focal point of her teaching. Proficient in several languages, Tasher’s engagements as singer, conductor, and adjudicator, have brought her to over 20 countries for concerts, competitions, festivals, and workshops, with regular engagements as guest conductor for Mexico’s Coro de Teatro de Bellas Artes. Ensembles under her direction have toured to the Baltic States, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and South Africa. Prior to UNF, Tasher has been professionally involved with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Conspirare, Trinity Choir-Wall Street, Xavier University, and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
Her training took place at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Texas at Austin, Paris IV-La Sorbonne, and Northwestern University. Dr. Tasher is highly active as a clinician, within the American Choral Directors Association, International Federation of Choral Music, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization in various leadership capacities. At the university, Tasher conducts two ensembles, teaches the graduate conducting curriculum, and oversees the choral program and its leadership team, receiving awards for outstanding teaching and international leadership, and grants to support her Jacksonville SINGS! initiatives. Cara presented at the World Symposium of Choral Music (WSCM) in Seoul, Korea, on “The Conductor as Voice Teacher” and recently served as a clinician in the Europa Cantat Leading Voices Workshop in July 2022 in Utrecht, Netherlands. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with the talented singers in Michigan where music education is highly valued.
Todd Schreiber, Accompanist
Todd Schreiber, originally from Ohio City, OH, resides in Lambertville, MI. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree from VanderCook College in Chicago and is currently in his 34th year as K-12 vocal music instructor and theatre director for Whiteford Schools in Ottawa Lake, MI. Todd has served the Michigan School Vocal Music Association as District 12 Co-Manager for the past 20 years and has often been an accompanist for workshops, conferences and honors choirs in the state. His choirs, ensembles and private voice students consistently participate in MSVMA district and state level events, including the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. He is also a member of the Canterbury Singers USA with which he has sung several choral residencies at cathedrals in England. His book, Olympic Games for the Music Classroom, was published in 2008 by Shawnee Press. In 2010, Todd directed the 7-8-9 SSA State Honors Choir and in 2017 conducted the 7-8-9 TTB State Honors Choir. He was extremely honored to be named the MSVMA Teacher of the Year in 2013 and in 2015 he earned The Outstanding Alumni Award from his high school alma mater.
Director of Honors Choirs
2022 - 2023 Schedule
February 6 All-State selection announced
May 11-13 All-State Honors Choir
Thursday, May 11- Saturday, May 13th
MSU College of Music, East Lansing, MI
Saturday, May 13 at 3 PM
Fairchild Theater, East Lansing, MI
All-State music provided by:
Michigan School Vocal Music Association
P.O. Box 1131
Big Rapids, MI 49307-1131
(231) 592 - 9344
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