We Rise Virtual Choir 2021

We Rise Virtual Choir 2021

NCMEA Hosts Inspiring Event during Music In Our Schools Month®


One hundred North Carolina students from the mountains to the sea performed Adam Mitchell’s “We Rise” during Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®). Hosted by the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), this moment was inspiring and encouraging to all who took part in and witnessed the performance.

According to the press release,

The choir includes one hundred NC Student Vocalists from Elementary, Middle, and High Schools from the Mountains to the Sea! Teachers from every NCMEA District participated in this collaborative effort to engage, connect and inspire children and communities through song. Country Music Association Board Member, Biff Watson, recorded the beautiful guitar accompaniment! The voices are bonded together through the skillful Virtual Choir craft of Liz May of SoundLizzard Productions. Yes, our dream is to gather and sing together, so that our beautiful harmonies can blend into one gorgeous sound that floats throughout the room. Until then, creating opportunities to sing with others, to unite in song virtually, can help fill our hearts with music.

See the full roster of participating students and learn about the composer and others involved in the initiative.

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April 23, 2021. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)