The Little Miami Select Choirs
The Little Miami Select Women’s Choirs is a regional 501c3 non-profit choir support organization. Established in 2013, by Artistic Director Sarah J. Baker, the Little Miami Select Choirs are in constant demand worldwide, giving close to 40 concerts each year.
Little Miami Tour Chorale
The Little Miami Tour Chorale, is an auditioned community youth choir whose core is composed of the LMSWC and its alumnae. This select choir performed in the Musica Eterna Roma Festival in Rome, Italy in July 2016, bringing home three gold rankings, two championships and earned a place in the Grand Prix Competition. Highlights from the tour included singing for Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. In July 2018, the tour chorale competed in the first Sing Berlin! International Choral Festival and Competition where they earned two gold ratings. The chorale performed throughout Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria. The next tour is slated for the summer of 2020 when the tour chorale will participate in the Musica Laurea Budapest International Choir Competition and Festival as well as many concert appearances throughout Hungary and Croatia.
Little Miami Select Women’s Chorale
The Little Miami Select Women’s Chorale was established in 2003, first as an extra-curricular ensemble, until finally being added to the daily schedule in 2005. Students in grades 10-12 who have completed at least one semester in women’s choir are eligible to audition for this ensemble. LMSWC has grown to be the premiere performance ensemble at LMHS, earning consistent Superior ratings in Ohio Music Education Association Adjudicated Events. The chorale appeared in OMEA Professional Development Conferences (2011/2013/2016) and the 2014 American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference, as well as women’s choral festivals at The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, Xavier University, and the University of Pittsburgh. The ensemble has participated in clinics at The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, Northwestern University, State University of New York, Belmont University (TN), University of Louisville, Drexel University and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
Maintaining a demanding schedule throughout the community – close to 40 concerts per year- and as a frequent guest of the Ohio State Capitol in special military ceremonies, the chorale performed in the Champions Divisions of the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, 2013 Sing n Joy International Choral Festival, and the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia.
The Little Miami Select Mixed Choir
The Little Miami Select Mixed Choir was created in 2007 to give the men of the LMHS choir program the opportunity to perform at a more serious and challenging competitive level with mixed choir repertoire. Students in grades 10-12 who have completed at least one semester in men’s choir are eligible to audition for the choir. The choir began as an extra-curricular activity, but it is now in its fifth year as part of the daily schedule. Since its beginning, the select mixed choir has grown to earn superior ratings at OMEA district and state adjudicated events, while also traveling with the select women’s chorale to perform in local and regional events. Members of SMX (pronounced “smacks”) have performed in choral festivals and clinics at The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, Northwestern University, State University of New York, Belmont University (TN), University of Louisville, and most recently, Drexel University and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. The select mixed choir appears in many performances with the select women’s chorale throughout our community and region. The men of this ensemble also performed with the mass honor choir at the first-ever Music for All National Choir Festival.