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The Roosevelt High School Concert Choir is one of 15 schools from across the nation to perform in the American Music Performance Nationals.

According to the Sioux Falls School District's website, the Roosevelt High School Choir is attending the AMP Nationals as one of the 15 finalists from 12 states (Utah, Texas, Georgia, Maine, Delaware, Illinois (2), Wisconsin, South Dakota, Maryland (2), California (2), Colorado, and Pennsylvania).

The 60-member choir is traveling to New York City April 11-14 to participate in the choral festival at Carnegie Hall.

Dr. Anton Armstrong, the Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College and one of the world's most respected choral conductors, will be the AMP National's Master Conductor. Events on the first two days will include adjudicated performances with performance reviews, observational opportunities, full one-hour clinics with renowned clinicians like Andre Thomas, Jerry Blackstone and Joe Miller, school exchanges, vocal master classes and engaging workshops.

On the final day, Armstrong will lead a 700 or more voice massed choir rehearsal and prism concert in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. During the prism concert, each participating choir will have the opportunity to sing on its own, and as part of the massed choir.

On the final day, Armstrong will lead a 700 or more voice massed choir rehearsal and prism concert in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium.

"We are blessed to have elite choral programs from across the country participating, as well as our all-star lineup of clinicians, adjudicators and workshop presenters; not to mention the exceptional talent we have in Anton Armstrong to conduct the massed choir prism concert in Carnegie Hall," Geoffrey McQueen, Choir's of American Executive Director said in a news release. "I can't imagine it getting any better than this."

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