Choral Competitions - Regional, State, National and International


Tom Pedas Conducts New Jersey All-State Junior High Honor Choir

[Tom Pedas - 2000 All State Junior High Honors Choir]

Tom Pedas was the guest conductor for the 2000 New Jersey All-State Junior High Honor Choir Concert held on May 6, 2000 at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. The choral program featured both classical and modern selections.

The 120 choral singers were selected through rigorous competitive auditions. This annual event is sponsored by the New Jersey Music Educators Association and the ACDA - American Choral Directors Association and gives talented students from around the Garden State the opportunity to perform under the direction of nationally recognized choral conductors.

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“Mr. Pedas is a person with many talents,” said Superintendent of Schools Lawrence Feinsod.“ Through his efforts, Cranford had many students in state and regional choral groups. We've had more of our students involved than many other towns.”

During his tenure at Hillside Avenue School, Pedas had more than 200 Students chosen for All State Elementary and Junior High Honor Choir. Eight of his students also were chosen for All Eastern United States Honor Choir, while nine were chosen for National Honor Choirs. Likewise, while he taught at Cranford High School, more than 150 of his students were selected for state and regional honor choirs.

[Notre Dame Cathedral]

Below are links to selected news articles relating to students under Tom Pedas's direction and their participation in various international, national, state, and local competitions.

[Tom Pedas]

[Tom Pedas rehearsal - NJ Honor Choir] [Tom Pedas rehearsal - NJ Honor Choir]

“May your day be filled with music,
May your life be filled with song ”

[Children's Chorus]

“Music gives wings to words ”
--Yip Harburg

[Choir] [Choir]

“Music is the speech of the angels”--Thomas Carlyle

[Singers] [Children's Chorus]

“ When words leave off, music begins” --Heinrich Heine

Tom Pedas, The Celebration Singers and Children's Chorus


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