Education digest — Oct. 13

Choir students take top honors Choir students from Clovis High School and the Freshman Academy recently captured top honors during state competition at Eastern New Mexico University. Some 59 Clovis students earned a superior rating in solo competition and another nine earned superior ratings in the ensembles contest during the Oct. 6 Southeast District Festival. […]

Shoutout: Clovis, Portales students recieve piano honors

The National Piano Guild Auditions for Clovis and Portales piano students were held in the studios of Doris Tankersley of Clovis and Eunice Schumpert of Portales on May 5 and May 6. Over 45 piano students were adjudicated by Joan Hines, professor of piano at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. All students received superior […]

Marshall, Yucca choirs receive awards

CNJ staff Yucca and Marshall Middle School choirs received awards at the 2010 Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival. The festival was held Feb. 13 at Eastern New Mexico University. Thirty-eight students from Yucca sang solos. Of those, 32 received superior ratings, seven received superior-plus and six received excellent. Of the […]

Nothing wrong with taking credit

America or Germany or any other country is often praised for superior achievements while individual Americans or Germans need to show humility lest they be deemed braggarts. Even in sports such as tennis, where there’s a dominance of individual performance, taking credit for doing well is rare. Either bona fide or feigned humility appear to […]

March 12, 2009 Education digest

Clovis High School band members were awarded 135 individual superior medals Feb. 7 at the New Mexico Music Educators Association Southeast District Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Festival held at CHS. Band members received 13 superior solo ratings and all 10 ensembles received superior ratings. Clovis High School trumpeter Alec Blazek was selected as a member […]

Choirs fare well in Southeast Disrict

CNJ Staff Clovis school choirs captured their share of top honors in the Southeast District Vocal Festival held in Clovis at Marshall Auditorium on April 9-10. Choirs from throughout southeastern New Mexico competed in concert and sightreading. Three adjudicators evaluated the concert area and one judged sightreading. Choirs earning superior ratings in either concert or […]