A Churchill County High School senior was recently named the 2015 Northern Zone Nevada High School Honor Choir Alto Section Leader.
Tiffany Marshall earned the coveted spot out of more than 100 Northern Nevada students.
Marshall started singing in seventh grade and has been in honor choir since eighth grade.
“It was a huge honor to be given the title of section leader,” Marshall said. “I was speechless when I found out and I thought they had made a mistake. All of the hard work I’ve put in paid off.”
The audition required Marshall to record a 1-minute preselected song where she sang the chromatic scale and intervals. She said the judges based their decision off of musicality and tone and was scored out of a possible 100.
CCHS music teacher Tom Fleming said there isn’t any doubt Marshall should have received the title.
“Tiffany is an amazing girl,” Fleming said. “She’s extraordinarily talented, she works hard and she’s the best kind of leader; she leads by example, with compassion and kindness. For that she’s respected and admired by her peers. She’s very deserving of this honor.”
An alto singer refers to the second highest part of a contrapuntal musical texture and is also applied to its associated vocal range, especially in choral music, Marshall said.
There are four sections to the honor choir with about 30 people in each section.
As section leader, Marshall is responsible for making sure singers attend practices and answers questions when any are drawn up.
On Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. the Northern Zone Nevada High School Honor Choir will perform a free concert at the CCHS auditorium. The selected choir will have an all-day practice on Feb. 12.
Marshall is excited to graduate high school and start her collegiate years. She hoping to attend Brigham Young University Provo and study nursing.
“I hope while I’m attending college that I’ll be able to continue singing and possibly sing in choir or in musicals,” Marshall said. “Singing is a part of me … I can’t see life without it.”