The West Las Vegas Choir was treated to a clinic given by a renowned music teacher and singer who has performed as a soloist in a wide variety of roles worldwide from opera to Broadway.
Jeanie Ornellas is a 2007-08 New Mexico Educators Hall of Fame recipient and has been teaching choral music education at Eastern New Mexico University since 1983. She has also been judging All-State choir auditions for the past 23 years.
Last week, she got right to work showing students breathing techniques and practice drills that would help them become better singers and performers.
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