Record Number of Jazz All-State Competitors

Last weekend, a record number of students represented PCA in the highly competitive Jazz All-State auditions!

Pictured L to R in the top row are Sarah Poole (senior), Amy Cunningham (senior), Will Kuzman (sophomore), and Cort Baussmann (sophomore). Pictured L to R in the front row are Emily Vaccaro (junior), Elise Gillis (sophomore), and Abby Vaccaro (junior).

The audition process consisted of our musicians being able to do all of the following:

1. Singing/playing a jazz ballad

2. Singing/playing a specially crafted etude

3. Solo improvisation

4. Sight-reading a short piece of music that they’ve never seen before

Congratulations to Will Kuzman, Sarah Poole, Emily Vaccaro, and Abby Vaccaro who were selected to join the Jazz All-State Choir, another record number of PCA students! The Jazz All-State Festival will take place at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH from February 7-9, 2019! Bravo!