GLEN ROSE - Emma Sheffield competed in the Texas Music Educators Associations' All-Area audition at Lee High School in Midland and was hoping for spot in the TMEA All-State small school choir. The All-State choir attends the Annual TMEA convention in San Antonio in February, and rehearse along with other All-state music ensembles.

Sheffield competed in the Area B competition as an Alto 2. Although she was not placed on the All-State choir, Sheffield achieved a high level of success by simply being in the competition.

The four-round process began in September, and in each of the rounds students had to make a cut to go onto the next round. Even though Emma did not make the state choir, she represented Glen Rose ISD with honor, said GRISD’s choir director, Samuel Teal.

Sheffield is also the first of Teal's students to compete in the state competition.

“I am very proud of her, and excited for what the future holds for her,”Teal said.

TMEA is a nonprofit organization the consists of over 11,000 school music educators "dedicated to promoting excellence in music education," its website states. After chartering in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the association now consists of band, orchestra, vocal, elementary and college divisions.