The directors of these programs took their top ensembles to compete at MPA near the end of the 2015-2016 school year. The ensembles performed and were critiqued by revered music professionals.
For some schools in the county, superior ratings are part of a long tradition of the school's music programs, such as Kings Mountain High School. With this year's rating, the school's choral department received its 36th straight superior.
The following directors were recognized at the meeting and are listed with their performing ensemble(s) and music grade levels.
Greg Shull, director of communications for CCS, congratulated the directors on their hard work and dedication to their students.
"These talented directors and students have worked hard all year and have represented Cleveland County well," Shull said. "We are very proud to have these music programs and look forward to many more years of superior-quality performances from them."
Click Here to find out more about how music is graded through MPA. See the attached document to learn more about what it takes to receive a “Superior” rating at an MPA competition. This includes the music selection process, the stage, sight-reading rating systems, and a rubric for determining the final rating of an ensemble based on individual caption scores.
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