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Hannah Sytsema

PCA Recognizes Eight Students for Classical All State Involvement

By PCA News Stories

Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) is pleased to recognize eight students who qualified for Classical All State ensembles. Of the eight students who auditioned, all eight were selected. Students selected for All State Orchestra were Wayne Lam (violin), Tim Lam (violin), Julie Stevens (violin) and Sierra Lignos (viola). Emily Komerska, Abby Vaccaro, and Emily Vaccaro were selected for All State Mixed Chorus, and Cort Baussmann (trumpet) was selected for All State Band.

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Music: More than just Melodies

By Better Together Blog

Hi, I’m Abigail. I’ve always been a self-proclaimed “big-time theater and music nerd.” I am involved in music and theater programs in school., and it’s always been important for me to be able to experience my passion for music as an art, rather than just learning about it through a textbook. Music is something I experience with my whole being… I visualize shapes and colors as I immerse myself in its language.

Being at a school that values the Arts has meant that I am able to pursue my passion for music as part of my regular school day. This emphasis on the arts has been a huge blessing for me, and I’ve noticed two important impacts that music has had in my life. Read More