A student of note

By on November 18, 2015

Cocalico High School senior Brianna Geesaman performed at the state level for the Dorothy Sutton Performance Festival held Nov. 7 at Elizabethtown College.

Geesaman, a soprano, is the daughter of Emmett Geesaman and Lisa Vigilante.

 Photo courtesy of Vickie Kissinger Music Studio Brianna Geesaman

Photo courtesy of Vickie Kissinger Music Studio
Brianna Geesaman



To be a part of this festival she had to perform two songs for a judge and score a superior rating. She also had to score well on a written theory test.

On the day of the performance Geesaman sang “There Is a Season” by Berta and Sonja Poorman.

She takes voice lessons from Vickie Kissinger.

At CHS, she is involved in a many activities including choir, Choralaires, chamber choir, color guard, Cocalico Playmakers, student government, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and National Honor Society.

Geesaman maintains a 4.0 GPA. After high school, she hopes to attend college to continue her education, minor in vocal performance, and travel to Italy.

The fesival was begun in 1980 by its namesake Dorothy Sutton. The festival is an opportunity for talented music students to participate in a state-level showcase recital. To assure high standards, the student must first qualify with a superior rating in local preliminary auditions, and must demonstrate a minimal knowledge of music theory by passing a written theory exam with a grade of 85 percent.

Students performing at the recital receive a gold medal and a certificate of participation.

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