Begun in the fall of 1997, the Greenville Chorale Young Artist Mentor Program is an outreach project designed to recognize and encourage promising young singers in area high school choral programs. Each Young Artist is selected by a special audition with Conductor Dr. Bingham Vick, Jr. and a recommendation by their choral teacher or voice coach. Outstanding high school singers are paired with a veteran Chorale singer for rehearsals and performances during
The Young Artist Mentor Program enhances both the choral skills and leadership of these young musicians, contributing to their musical development and, at the same time, strengthening our local high school choral programs. In addition, this valuable experience has prepared Young Artists to continue their vocal training and pursue significant collegiate and personal careers. For the hard work and dedication that each of the Young Artists gives, the Greenville Chorale awards $500 to support each student’s high school choral program.
Potential Chorale Young Artists should mail the included application directly to AC Rodwell, PO Box 16851, Greenville, SC 29606 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Chase-Reed Duncan, son of Todd and Amy Pronovost, is a senior at Seneca High School. In middle school, Chase was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the 2014 Middle School Honors Performance Series Choir. He is a three-time SC All-State Choir participant as a Bass One. Chase is a member of the Seneca High School Honors Chorale and the Madrigal Group. He also sings with the Trinity Baptist Church Youth Choir. Chase is an avid writer and member of the Scribbler’s Society Club at his school. Chase has enlisted in the United States Navy in the Delayed Enlistment Program. Upon graduation from High School, Chase will attend Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Illinois, followed by “A” School in Pensacola, Florida. He plans to pursue his education and a career in the US Navy, while honoring and serving our country.
Kristen Harvey is a junior at Blue Ridge High School where she is a member of the state renowned concert choir under the direction of Laura Morris. Kristen has participated in a variety of choral groups including women’s A Cappella and chamber choir. She also enjoys playing tennis and leading worship at Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In addition to her interest in music and athletics, Kristen pursues academic success through her involvement in Beta Club and National Honors Society. Upon high school graduation, Kristen plans to study international business with an emphasis in finance. This is Kristen’s second year as a Young Artist Mentor with the Greenville Chorale.
Christopher Gladson, son of Tammy and David Gladson, is a senior at Pendleton High School.. Chris is very active in his school choir, as well as being a part of his church praise team. He has traveled to New York City and performed in Carnegie Hall, an experience he hopes to repeat again this spring. Chris plans to attend Belmont University next year and major in Commercial Music.
Margaret Kirby is the daughter of Ruth and Bryan Kirby and is a senior at Christ Church Episcopal School, where she participates in the choir, band, Blue Belles (a female a cappella group), and the IB Diploma program. Her extended essay concentrates on her favorite opera, Massenet’s Werther. She is a member of the church choir and youth group at Trinity Church of Greenville. In her free time, she turns on her jazz playlist, makes a cup of tea, and likes to read Keats or Tennyson. One of the blessings in her life is her weekly voice lesson with Mrs. Nikki Eoute, whose voice inspires her. Margaret wishes she knew where she was going to college, but uncertainty currently plagues her. Her interests include music, English, Classics, and apologetics.
Ryan Nation is the son of Rocky and Karon Nation, and is a senior at Seneca High School. Ryan is the Tenor section leader in both the Honors Chorale and Madrigals ensemble at SHS. He is the Student Body Vice President, runs cross country, and is in National Honors Society, Key Club, Future Educator’s Club, and School Improvement Council as well. Ryan has been selected as a member of the SC All-State Choir for the past two years and hopes to continue that tradition this year. He attends Trinity Baptist Church in Seneca where he sings in both the adult and youth choirs and is a very active member of the youth group. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys traveling, hiking, and good cups of coffee. Upon graduation, Ryan hopes to attend either Furman or Stetson University and plans to major in Music Education.
Zoe Patton, daughter of Bill and Kelli Patterson is a senior at Seneca High School. She is section leader of the sopranos in her school’s Honors Chorale and is also in their Madrigal choir. Zoe has been selected as a member of SC All-State Choir for the past two years. She is a singer in the youth choir at Trinity Baptist Church, and is a member of the National Honors Society, Beta Club, Interact Club, Student Government, and Varsity Cheerleading. Zoe plans to attend Clemson University to major in business and continue her studies in music.
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