Alison Geesey Lagan
Music Educator & Choral Conductor

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Mount Nittany Middle School

Description of Choirs:

  • 8th Grade Choir: non-auditioned; SAB/SATB repertoire; received superior ratings at adjudication
  • Clef Hangers: auditioned; SATB a cappella repertoire; open to grades 6-8; received superior ratings at adjudication; perform frequently throughout the school year
  • Double Treble: auditioned; SSA a cappella repertoire; open to grades 6-8; created because of profound increase in student interest/auditions during my second year of teaching

Audio recordings of all groups available upon request.

Highlighted Middle School Programmed Repertoire:

8th Grade Choir

  • Three Madrigals - Emma Lou Diemer
  • Ave Verum Corpus - W.A. Mozart
  • Laudate dominum - Dan Davison
  • The Pasture - Z. Randall Stroope
  • Die Nachtigall - Mendelssohn, arr. Robinson

Clef Hangers

  • Ubi caritas - Maurice Durufle
  • Psallite - Michael Praetorius
  • Sing Me to Heaven - Daniel Gawthrop
  • Famine Song - arr. Culloton
  • Earth Song - Frank Ticheli
  • Hope is the Thing with Feathers - Kenney Potter
  • Sicut cervus - Palestrina, arr. Robinson

Double Treble

  • Hotaru Koi (Ho, Firefly!) - arr. Rō Ogura
  • Ngana - Stephen Leek
  • Salmo 150 - Ernani Aguiar
  • Mouse Madrigal - arr. Steven Porter
  • Let All Who Sing Be Merry - Orazio Vecchi, arr. Malin

Full list of all programmed works available upon request.