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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 1 month ago

Ocoee fifth-grader chosen for Regional Choir and ORFF Ensemble

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Fifth-grader Elias Jett Keen will get to perform at the USF Concert Hall with other elementary choir students.
by: Eric Gutierrez Staff Writer

An Ocoee Elementary student has been selected to perform in the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association's 2019 Regional Honor Choir and ORFF Ensemble Festival. 

On Nov. 2, fifth-grader Elias Jett Keen will spend the day with other choir students from elementary schools through Central Florida at the University of South Florida as they work with Grammy winner Dr. Jeffery Redding, who is also the choir director at West Orange High School. Students also will learn from Lisa Hewitt, who is the president of the American Orff-Schulwerk Organization. 

After spending a day of workshops with professionals, the students will get to perform in the USF Concert Hall, which is one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls in the southeast United States.

Eric Gutierrez is a staff writer with the West Orange Times & Observer and the West Orange Observer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a double major in Journalism and Political Science. Contact Eric at...

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