Luckily for Anna, she and Mrs. Taylor will be meeting each week until mid-November to work on Anna’s music. Mrs. Taylor has been teaching Anna since she was in her younger elementary years. Mrs. Taylor said, “I noticed Anna's musical ability at age 9.” Anna’s mom,Mrs. Miller, also says she noticed Anna’s talent around the same age, during a school concert. Now, on Anna’s 15th birthday, she received the news that she’ll be attending districts. During the morning announcements, Anna was in gym class, and when she heard her name announced, she jumped with glee! When explaining this, Anna giggled, “What a great birthday present!”
For Anna to achieve such goal, she had to go through auditions, which included sight singing. Sight singing is when a singer is given a piece of music and is expected to sing it without preparation. The performer does this in front of a handful of judges who are facing in the other direction. When discussing the topic of districts, Anna was asked if she was nervous, and she laughed and said, “Nervous is an understatement. Auditions were all I could think about for the longest time.” Once Anna arrives at districts, she’ll be taking part in a large, select choir from high schools in the area.
After the nerve-wracking auditions and weekly practices, in November Anna Miller will be at districts performing with students from several surrounding schools.
-by Paige Adams