ACA Students Perform and Compete at CCC Choir and Ensemble Competition


Alexis Pearson

The ACA Charter News

A number of ACA music department students competed in the OMEA District 13 Solo and Ensemble Competition on Saturday, March 4 at the Oregon City branch of Clackamas Community College. Winners in each category go on to represent the District in the state competition. We had many ACA students participate and some of them were selected for state.

The following groups were selected for State competition:

  • A quartet of singers performing “Fair Phyllis” (a Renaissance Madrigal)
  • Justin Dille and Nadir Khan singing a duet version of “Amazing Grace”
  • Anna Olson and Kimberly Bean singing a duet from Vivaldi’s “Gloria” called “Laudamus Te”
  • Kim Bean, Lavender Duff, Anna Olson, Anna Black, Ellie Phillips, Anika cook, lydia and victoria flaturly singing “Psalm 23”
  • Jacob Hungerford won in the Tenor Voice category.

The orchestras had three performances that achieve very high evaluations, and two were selected as first alternates for the  State competition:

  • Ellie Phillips played the first movement of William Walton’s Viola Concerto and was selected as first alternate in the viola solo category.
  • The ACA High School String Quartet, with Elaine Ingram, Ellie Phillips, Anna Olson and Katia Fedosov played the Andante movement from Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44 No. 2 and were selected as first alternate in the string ensemble category.
  • Elitza Toth on violin was not selected for State competition but did receive very high ratings and valuable ideas for her performance of “The Boy Paganini.”

The top winner in each category gets to go to State Competition the first week of May in Forest Grove at Pacific University.

“Last year, our Men’s Group and our Mixed Choir won at District and then got 3rd in State. Our Women’s Group won at District and got 5th in State.” said Margie Phillips, the ACA choir director

The competition this year went very well. The boys group placed well, and so did the girls. According the Margie Phillips the ACA choir director.

“ It has been easy for us to win District because there are often no other competitors, or very few,” said Margie

Congratulations to all of our wonderfully talented ACA music students!



Email interview with Margie Phillips

Email Interview with Jonathan Cheskin