An ensemble made up of 15 of Chris' students just won the WMEA Large Men's Ensemble State Championships. Not to be outdone, the young women coached by Melanie Stevens took 3rd place, and the Music Company made up of both our students took 3rd Place Mixed Ensemble as well. Congratulations to Sara Forte, the conductor of all three groups, and to all the kids.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Christopher McCafferty | Uncategorized
Bass, Jordan Lyons, Tenor Elijah Umipeg, and the Men's Quartet "Sequel" received word that they'll be competing at the WMEA State Solo & Ensemble Contest along with Kayla Waycaster - Soprano, Sean Levesque - Bass, and four other ensembles!
Congratulations to these fine young musicians, and best wishes for this weekend's contest.
Congratulations to all 30+ students taking part in 3 recitals tonight at Spanaway Lake High School! You did a wonderful job!
A very special thanks, to accompanists Mike Hoye, Dina Franz, Brett Gaulke, and Coni Liljengren, and to Sara Forte's, Melanie Stevens, and Barney Crouse for their great feedback!
Congratulations to the Ballard High School Men's Ensemble on taking first place in their regional contest! I can't wait to work with you again!
Congratulations to former student Gabe Zuniga on placing as 1st Alternate in his Regional High School Contest!
Congratulations to Pelesasa Tiapula, Kehanu Tuiasosopop, Sean Levesque, and Tracey Poore for making the 2017-2018 All State Choir!
The boys will enjoy a great weekend of music making with some of the best young musicians in the state. Congratulations on all your hard work!
Congratulations to all the Singers who took part in the Seattle Sings Festival!
Chris' students performed in Sine Nomine, Redmond Chorale, Seattle Bach Choir, Kirkland Choral Society, the Seattle Choral Company and many other groups. 35 choirs in 3 days. Congrats to all who took part!
Congratulations to Michelle Ward and Amy Eland!
Congratualtions to Michele Ward and Amy Eland on successful auditions the new Redmond Chorale Small Ensemble! We look forward to hearing this exciting new group!
Chris returns for his 8th year at Spanaway Lake High School!
Chris is excited to return to Spanaway Lake High School for his 8th year! In those 8 years, we've had 2 State Champions, multiple 2nd and 3rd placings at State, and over 30 regional placings. Go Spartans!!
Chris joins the teachers at The Music Haven in Redmond.
Chris is excited to announce he's joined the teachers at The Music Haven in Redmond. Lessons are available on Sundays, and the space is accessible. Look for more information here, and to sign up for lessons!