Hi my name is Briana Johnson and I am a junior at the Youth Performing Arts School and duPont Manual High School as a vocal major in Louisville, Kentucky. The Youth Performing Arts School is one of the 5 magnets at Manual High School, it provides the opportunity for students to cultivate their art form as well as the resources to prepare students to pursue their passion in college. Due to training and a lot of hard work at YPAS, this year I was accepted into the Kentucky All State SSA Honor Choir, for the first time in my high school career. I'm so blessed to be provided with the opportunity to sing and work with the top vocalists in the state.
At All State we will work with a guest conductor on 4-5 pieces of music by day and build relationships with our peers at night. After 3 days of masterclasses and rehearsals we will have a concert to showcase the knowledge we gained. The last time I attended All State was in the 8th grade and I vividly remember that it was an amazing experience.
I've been classically singing since the 6th grade and this road has led me to want to major in music performance in college and pursue opera. This opportunity will provide me with more choral experience and be a stepping stone in helping me reach my goals.