Del Val students accepted into the NJMEA All-State Chorus


Photo courtesy of Lily Brunell

The New Jersey All-State Chorus is made up of over one hundred of the most talented vocalists in the State, four of which were Del Val students.

Delaware Valley Regional High School’s choir achieved greatness again, as four student are accepted into the New Jersey All-State Chorus.

New Jersey’s All-State Chorus is an auditioned ensemble that only accepts the best high school vocalists in the state.

There are two different choirs that make up the All-State Chorus: the Treble Chorus and the Mixed Chorus.

Del Val had four students make it into the prestigious chorus.

Seniors Holden Hutchinson, Nickolas Burinsky, and junior Lily Brunell were accepted into the Mixed Chorus. Junior Mia Franzo was accepted into the Treble Choir.

The director of chorus at Del Val, Adrian Camano, encourages more students to audition for the NJMEA All-State Chorus.

“It is a very musically rewarding experience and it is also a great way to meet other vocalists in the state of New Jersey,” said Camano.

The singers were accepted into the Mixed Chorus this past May, and rehearsals were spread across five months to prepare  for their concert in November, which was held in Atlantic City.

“We had four rehearsals spaced out between June and October, and in the second week of November, we had three days of roughly 13 or 14 hours of rehearsal,” said Hutchinson.

The Treble Chorus will be performing its set in Atlantic City this February.

During these rehearsals, the students are given seven to eight pieces of collegiate level repertoire.

“I really enjoyed all of the repertoire. It was all so unique,” said Burinsky.

If anyone is interested in joining the choir program or auditioning for the NJMEA All-State Chorus, reach out the choral director, Adrian Camano.

Brunell recognizes that there is a big commitment to be in All-State Chorus, but in the end, it is worth it.

“It really is an amazing experience, and I’m hoping more students at Del Val get involved,” said Brunell.