Cougar senior vocalist Zach Isles has been named to the Ohio All-State Choir by the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA).
Annually, the OMEA solicits applications in the form of a recorded solo from the OMEA Class “A” or “B” list for evaluation from a committee of veteran music educators from around the state. After reviewing submissions, students are selected based on their vocal ability, tone quality, and range.
Zach is a member of the WHS Chorale (an advanced choir) where he sings Bass 2 (the lowest notes sung in the choir).
“Zach is a great combination of natural talent, drive to always improve, and musical intelligence,” said Westland High School director of choirs Jeff Rone. “He works hard in every musical ensemble he is a part of and enjoys learning as much as he can about music theory in and outside of class.”
In addition to his music skills in the choir, Zach is also a member of the Cougar band program where he plays trombone in the marching band and is a member of the jazz band.
With membership in the highly selective Ohio All-State Choir, Zach will have the opportunity to rehearse at various high schools throughout the state. The experience will culminate with a performance in the Columbus Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom in February where the choir will perform as the featured ensemble for the annual OMEA Professional Conference (the second largest music education conference in the United States). Congratulations Zach!