Button selected for honors performance at Carnegie Hall

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Hannah Button, a student at Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School, has been selected for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform at Carnegie Hall in February 2014 with the Honors Choir as a Alto 1. Participation in one of the three Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America and select schools internationally. Hannah auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. Hannah will join other performers from the United States, Canada, and select international schools for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

According to Morgan Smith, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We process thousands of nominations annually, selecting only the most talented performers applying on an international level. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these student musicians never forget”.

Hannah studies music with Suzanne Lommler of Indianola, IA. She has participated in numerous activities throughout high school to include: Varsity Cheerleading, International Club, School Play, Bill Riley Talent Show, All State Honor Choir, RRC Honor Choir, Opus Honor Choir, Jazz Choir, and Concert Choir.

Finalists will come together for five days in February 2014 in New York City to have the opportunity to learn from Jeffrey Grogan, Craig Kirchhoff, and Dr. Lynne Gackle, work with other Finalists, and get a taste of New York City. The Sunday, February 9, performance is open to the public and specially invited representatives from collegiate music programs. Tickets can be purchased beginning 60 days prior to the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office at www.carnegiehall.org/boxoffice. The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. Learn more by visiting www.honorsperformance.org. Button is the daughter of Brad and Shelley Button of Van Meter.

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