Four Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Named to All-State Chorus

EDISON — Four Wardlaw-Hartridge students have earned All-State Chorus Recognition. Aneesa Sonawalla ’12 was named to the NJ Women’s Chorus and Milika Griffiths ’12, Billy Buchbinder ’12 and Alex Barbet ’14 were selected to the NJ Mixed Chorus.

Sponsored by the NJ chapter of The National Association for Music Education, 1,150 high school students from NJ auditioned over two weekends – 361 were accepted to NJ Mixed Chorus, Dr. David Fryling, conductor and 126 were accepted to NJ Women’s Chorus – Janet Galvan, conductor.


Both choruses will perform at NJPAC. Mixed Chorus also performs in Atlantic City at the NJ Teacher’s Convention. Women’s Chorus performs at the Hilton in New Brunswick at the NJ Music Educators Convention.

Students worked for several weeks preparing for their audition. The audition included the following elements: two diatonic scales, one chromatic scale, one verse of “The Turtle Dove”, singing their voice part of “The Silver Swan” in harmony with a recording and sight singing a short melody.

Wardlaw-Hartridge School freshman Alex Barbet of Plainfield and juniors Aneesa Sonawalla of Edison, Milika Griffiths of Edison and Billy Buchbinder of Scotch Plains were named to the All-State Chorus. (Photo by Rudy Brandl of Fanwood)

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