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Jr. High Chorus

 
Directed by Mrs. Lea Anne Walters, the ACE Jr. High Choir has received many awards and recognitions.  In 2022, the Jr. High Concert Choir performed at the 2022 Georgia Music Educators Association state conference.  This ensemble also received the Gold Standard Award and Best in Class Award at Festival Disney.  All of the ensembles consistently receive top ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluation in both sight-reading and performance.
 
Mrs. Walters is in her 15th year teaching, and she has been teaching Jr. High Chorus and Musical Theatre at ACE for 7 years.
 

Lea Anne WaltersMrs. Walters attended Mercer University where she received a Bachelor's in Music Education and a Master's in Choral Conducting. While a student at Mercer she sang with both the Women’s Chamber Choir and Mercer Singers. She is a member of Georgia Music Educators Association as well as the American Choral Director’s Association. As a member of GMEA she recently was chosen to be a Large Group Performance Evaluation judge.

Prior to teaching at ACE Mrs. Walters taught at Monroe Country Middle School and also worked with the Mercer Children’s Choir from 2007-2011. While on staff with the Mercer Children’s Choir she conducted the touring ensemble and also the Preparatory Choir.

An avid runner, Mrs. Walters has completed multiple marathons and half-marathons. She also coaches the varsity cross country team at ACE. Her family includes her husband, Jamie Walters, and three children, JD, Watson, and Katie Rose, plus  Happy the dog. 

 

 

Beg. ChorusBeginning Chorus is an ensemble that helps introduce the basics of music as well as introduces choral music to new singers. The focus of this class is to build a foundation that will create success in other ensembles. This ensemble performs unison and 2-part selections.

Pictured here: Beginning Chorus performs at the Winter Concert 2021

 

 

 

Men's choirMen’s Choir is a great class for building fun and musicianship. This class is an all-male ensemble which  helps create a class that focuses on vocal health and exploration of the changing male voice. The Men’s Choir performs music for tenor and bass voices.

 

Pictured here:  Men's Choir performing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

 

Listen to: Men's Choir Winter Concert 2021

 

 

Treble Choir ensemble performs music that is written for soprano and alto voice parts. This class reads literature that is on a high school level. The goal of the Treble Choir is to create healthy vocal habits and create confidence.  List to:  Treble Choir Cierandeiro

 

Highlighted Performances from the GMEA Concert: