Six St. Thomas scholar-singers earned select acclaim from the Texas Private School Music Educators Association.

James Dickinson ‘23 received All-State distinction in Tenor 2 for the third consecutive year. Honored for the second year in a row were Aidan Nanquil ‘23 in Tenor 2 and Damian Wilson ‘23 in Bass 2.

Also among the recognized members under the direction of Josh Wilson were Brian Deavers ‘23, Evan DeAnda ‘23, and Charlie Bellomo ‘24, all in Bass 1.

These outstanding St. Thomas singers were identified among the top-25 in their respective sections from all participating private schools in the state.  They will travel to Richardson January 27-29 to represent in the TPSMEA All-State clinic and concert, conducted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Ames of Belmont University in Nashville.

This latest distinction continues a herald legacy of performance for the program under Wilson who has instilled a love of artistic expression and a desire to succeed. He reached his own rarefied air in January 2019 as a member of the Houston Chamber Choir. The group won the Grammy Award in its first-ever nomination, cashing the industry’s most coveted distinction with Best Choral Performance for Duruflé: Complete Choral Works.

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