Gould Qualifies for Prestigious Showcase

Posted on September 29, 2015, in Band, Events

Cody Gould

General McLane senior Cody Gould was selected for the 2015 All-National Honor Ensembles, a prestigious honor ensemble and program of the National Association for Music Education (NAFME). Gould is the only choir student in the Northwest PA to qualify and one of three Bass 1’s in Pennsylvania to qualify. He is among 673 students from 49 states and territories to be accepted. Gould will perform a gala concert during the 2015 NAfME National In-Service Conference on October 28, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, to showcase his expert musicianship. The performance will take place on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry House stage, known for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment that’s been referred to as the “home of American music.”

Q & A with Cody Gould:

If you could perform with any musician, dead or alive, who would it be: Paul McCartney
What is your favorite memory as a vocalist: Earning All-State Choir recognition during my sophomore year. I didn’t think I’d make it, but I really worked hard and it paid off.
Who is your musical inspiration: Ramin Karimloo — he’s an Iranian-Canadian performer on Broadway who has never had a voice lesson – but his voice is amazing!
What’s your favorite song to perform: “Anthem” from the musical Chess
What’s your favorite moment from the arts: Performing Phantom of the Opera (GMHS Production) or Next to Normal (French Creek Community Theater Production)

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