Dear Nevada Middle School/High School Choral Directors,
We are excited to announce that Nevada ACDA will be sponsoring the Nevada All-State Choirs April 20-21, 2023 at UNLV in Las Vegas, NV.
Our High School conductor is Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan who serves as Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Learning & Teaching and Choral Conducting at Arizona State University. Dr. Saplan oversees the graduate program in choral conducting, conducts the ASU Concert Choir, and teaches courses in choral literature and pedagogy. Prior to the appointment at Arizona State University, Dr. Saplan was the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Hawai’i and conductor of the UH Chamber Singers.
Our Middle School conductor is Dr. Olga Perez Flora. Dr. Flora holds the Doctorate in Musical Arts from The Ohio State University, the Master in Music in opera theater from Arizona State University and the Bachelor in Music in vocal performance from Northern Arizona University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of New Mexico (also the head of the voice area and opera director), Artistic Co-Director at the Idyllwild Summer Arts Festival Choral Intensive, and the Artistic Director of the Gobbi Villa summer young artist program in Rome, Italy.
Our Nevada All-State Choir Chairs are:
Jennie Tibben - Damonte Ranch High School - Reno, NV
Dr. Tracy Hunsaker - Silverado High School - Las Vegas, NV
Athena Mertes - Thurman White Academy - Las Vegas, NV
Heather Scobie - Canarelli Middle School - Las Vegas, NV
Darrell Crowther - Depoali Middle School - Reno, NV
Jordan Gotchy - Sky Ranch Middle School - Reno, NV
High School All-State audition dates:
January 18, 2023 - Carson City
January 19, 2023 - Elko
January 20, 2023 - Reno
January 21, 2023 - Las Vegas