Vocal Music

  • The mission of the Vocal Music strand at GPFAA is to develop and enhance the vocal abilities and skills of students who are pursuing music and choral art as a vocation and avocation. The students in the Vocal Music strand are challenged to instill self-discipline, teamwork, superior performance conduct, and demonstrate actions of young responsible musicians while exploring inspirational connections to singing. In additions to be being exposed to various genres and styles of choral literature, students will be provided with an enriched experience in music and high levels of academics that are steeped in great rigor and exemplar of district, state, and national standards.


Vocal Music Awards and Accolades

  • This year has spark to an amazing start for the vocal music strand. Here are some highlights of the vocal music strand.

    • MS/HS- Wonderful Fall Festival production. Showcasing many GPFAA performing groups as well as other district performing groups.
    • HS- 52/58- Participated in the Fall High School Musical, HEATHERS as a Chorus Ensemble member or Casting Ensemble member.
    • MS- Solo and Ensemble- 4/4 ensembles received superiors division 1 ratings.
    • MS- Solo and Ensemble- 66/68 received superiors division 1 ratings on their solo song. 2 received excellent division 2 ratings on their solos song.
    • HS- 58 advanced to Round 2 in the All-State Process. 25 were in the Top 5 chairs.
    • HS- 33 (with 3 alternates) Advanced to Round 3 in the All-State Process. 19 were in Top 5 chairs.
    • HS- 22  (with 10 alternates) Advanced to Round 4 in the All-State Process. 15 were in Top 5 chairs.
    • HS- 5/5 made the Honor Treble Choir. 3 were in the Top 5 chairs
    • HS- 21 made the All-District Choir.
    • HS- 33 made the All-Region Choir
    • HS- 13 made the Honor Choir
    • HS- Durufle Requiem Concert combine with The Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and Fort Worth Choral Society
    • HS- UTA- Vocal Workshops
    • MS/HS- UTA Research Partnership- On Vocal Maturation- Changing Voice
    • MS- 58 Students will be representing GPFAA Vocal Music in the All-Region Choir.


    Nine Vocal Music Students Earn All-State Honors

    Nine Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy high school choral students have been named to Texas Music Educators Association Large School All-State Choirs. GPFAA had the second most Large School TMEA-Texas All-State Choir members in the state of Texas.

    Selected are Maddie Aman, Isabelle Artista, Brianna Bernabe, John Dubois, Olivia Garza, Mikaela Neubauer, Paris Smith, Nicholas Traylor and Jacob Serrano.

    The Nine Winners

    Garza and Serrano were named All-State first chairs in their voice categories. 

    The Two

    These vocalists performed with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio on Feb. 17 as part of the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Convention. The students were chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at district, region and area levels. High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2017 to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. The Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 31 TMEA regions.

    More than 1,600 students are selected through a process that begins with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs).

    Only the top 3 percent of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.

    These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention.

    The Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy high school choirs are directed by Joel Duarte and Candice Maughan. Some of these all-state students take private voice lessons from Paula Dial and Susan Carter.