• May 17, 2022
 Reyes Elementary Chamber Choir Selected to Perform for the Texas Music Educators Association 2022 Clinic/Convention

Reyes Elementary Chamber Choir Selected to Perform for the Texas Music Educators Association 2022 Clinic/Convention

Reyes Elementary Chamber Choir Selected to Perform for the Texas Music Educators Association 2022 Clinic/Convention

The Congressman Silvestre and Carolina Reyes Elementary School (RES) Chamber Choir, under the direction of Rocio Rodriguez, has been invited to perform for the 2022 TMEA Clinic/Convention held in San Antonio, Feb. 9-12. Ensembles invited by TMEA demonstrate the highest level of achievement in music education. 

The RES Chamber Choir will perform a local TMEA showcase for the community, district, and campus administrators Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m., at the CHS Auditorium, 6675 South Desert Blvd. Members of the media are invited to attend.

“TMEA is especially proud of Texas music educators and students for preparing and presenting a performance that will be appreciated by thousands of music educators,” said TMEA Executive Director Robert Floyd. “School music programs have never faced the types of challenges they have throughout the pandemic. The resilience of our educators and students comes from the passion and dedication they have for making music in the most meaningful and exemplary way. It’s a true testament to the essential role music plays in each of our lives, especially in the most difficult of times.”

Throughout its 100-year history, the TMEA Clinic/Convention has offered music educators professional development clinics and inspiring performances by elementary through university ensembles. In its last in-person convention, the TMEA convention welcomed over 31,000 attendees, including 11,000 music educators.

Hundreds of ensembles applied for selection as a 2022 TMEA Invited Ensemble. Being selected to perform for the largest music educators convention in the nation is an exceptionally high honor.

“Canutillo ISD is a premier school district committed to providing exemplary educational opportunities that support the holistic development of every child. At our school, we support music as an inspirational and creative platform that not only brightens students’ educational journey now but also in their future. It becomes part of their story,” said Jessica Meléndez-Carrillo, Principal of Congressman Silvestre and Carolina Reyes School. The RES Chamber Choir is a high-performing auditioned group of fourth & fifth graders that boasts a tradition of excellence, musicianship, and service. Since its inception in 2015, the choir has consistently earned superior ratings, including a Gold Award at the 2018 WorldStrides Festival in Anaheim, CA. This year, eight choir members were invited to perform at the TCDA Elementary Honor Choir. In addition, the choir regularly performs at various community events and local festivals. Rocio Rodriguez has taught elementary music for ten years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from The University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Florida.

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