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Fourteen Roxbury High School Students Accepted into Eastern Division Honors Choir


Fourteen Roxbury High School Students Accepted into Eastern Division Honors Choir

RHS Choir Logo with R in a music stanza

ROXBURY, NJ (September 10, 2019) – Fourteen Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned for the American Choral Director’s Association Eastern Division High School Honors Choir. This prestigious ensemble is comprised of the top singers in the northeastern part of the United States.   

Congratulations to Omar Abdallah (12), Taylor Bailey (12), Brendan Coulthurst (10), Laurel Cousineau (11), Justin Kurbansade (11), Seth Lines (10), Matthew Malsbury (12), Cristian Marrero (11), Amanda Melchers (12), Gabriella Mutone (11), Joseph Negron (11), David Petrov (11), Mackenzy Reilly (11), and Emily Rheinhardt (12) on this great accomplishment.  

The students will be performing under the direction of Dr. Edith Copley, director of choral activities at Northern Arizona University, in Rochester, New York from March 4th-7th.   

The American Choral Directors Association is a national organization founded in 1959 to serve the professional needs of all choir directors. From its origin, ACDA has promoted excellence in choral music through its workshops, symposia, choral program exchanges, international efforts, and especially through its conferences. Their mission is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. 

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For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at or 973-584-7699.



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