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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 year.

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 AC@greenvillechorale.com


 

  Ian Hammond, son of William and Michelle Hammond is a senior at Wade Hampton High School. Ian is currently in his fourth year studying voice at the Fine Arts Center and this is his third year as a Greenville Chorale Young Artist. During his spare time, Ian enjoys running track and field as well as cross-country for Wade Hampton. He is very active in his youth group at church and plans to pursue worship ministry as a career.
   
  Andrew Davis, Baritone, is the son of Philip and Christina Davis. His father is also a baritone in the Greenville Chorale. Andrew is a 10th grade homeschool student who also attends Bob Jones Academy and The Fine Arts Center. He is a member of Faith Baptist Church in Taylors where he sings in the youth choir and teen ensemble. Andrew is an alumnus of the world-renowned American Boychoir School in Princeton, NJ where he attended three years. Before joining the American Boychoir, he sang the National Anthem at Fluor Field for a Furman University vs. Michigan State University baseball game, played three years for Northwood Little League in the South Carolina Little League playoffs, and played for Team USA in an international baseball tournament in Nettuno, Italy. While Andrew has always enjoyed singing, his first love is playing the cello. He has studied with cello teachers at the University of Louisville, the Music Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. While living in Princeton, he was a member of the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra. Currently, he is a student of Dr. Christopher Hutton for cello, John Ravnan for chamber music, Dr. David Parker for voice.
     
  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. She is extremely honored to be included in the prestigious Greenville Chorale Young Artist Mentor Program.
     
  Micah Arms is the son of Shane and Wendi Arms, and is a senior at Blue Ridge High School. He is section leader of both the baritones in his school choir and of the trumpet section. Micah is the current Brass Captain of the Corps of Cadets marching band at Blue Ridge, and is in the Men's a cappella chorus, chamber, and concert choirs as well. He enjoys listening to music of all styles, travelling, watching movies, hanging out with family and friends, and playing with his dog and ball python! Micah is a singer on the Praise Team at First Presbyterian Church Greer, and is a member of the National Honors Society and Beta Club. He plans to go to college and study both science and music.
     
  Jake Holland son of Kayla and John Holland, is a senior at Blue Ridge High School. Jake is the section leader for the Tenor 2 section of the BRHS Honors Concert Choir as well as in the BRHS Chamber and Men's Choirs. He also enjoys leading modern worship at Fairview Church in Greer, SC. Jake is leaning towards attending Anderson University to major in Worship Leadership and minor in Spanish.
     
  Cody Jeter son of Denise and Darren Jeter is a senior at Blue Ridge High School. Cody plays the bassoon in the Carolina Youth Symphony and has performed with CYS at Carnegie Hall. He is a member of the honors choir and “The Tweets” men's quartet at Blue Ridge high school where he plays bassoon and baritone saxophone in the band. He has been selected as a member of SC All-State Choir for the past two years. Cody made first chair in Wind Ensemble in Greenville All-County, as well as All-Region this year.
     
  Madeline Krigbaum alto, is a junior at Blue Ridge High School. In 2009, Madeline performed with the Charleston Southern University Children’s Chorus. She has also performed as an add in ensemble member of the musical “Anything Goes” under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Luiken. Madeline is a member of Allstate Chorus for the past two years and is a member of the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, & the Womens’ A Cappella choir at Blue Ridge under the direction of Laura Morris. She is also a member of the Symphonic Band and Blue Ridge Corps of Cadets. As a Clarinetist she has obtained Allstate Band Medals for 2014 & 2015. She is a member of the National Honors Society and Beta Club. Madeline plans to pursue a Music Education degree in college.

 



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