Elijah Culp talks about music career

IHS senior Elijah Culp talks about music career
Posted on 11/06/2019

How did Elijah Culp get started in music and how did having cerebral palsy impact him? To what does the Irondequoit High School senior attribute his success in music and how much did the emphasis on it at West Irondequoit schools help him?

The elite IHS musician sat down for a conversation about his talent before the 17-year-old heads to Orlando on Thursday for the four-day National Association for Music Education Conference.

A 95-average student, Culp was chosen for the All-National Honor Ensembles Mixed Choir. He is among 239 other terrific young vocalists nationwide to earn a spot.

The Orlando event is more than a musical showcase. The ANHE program is a comprehensive and educational experience. The ensembles will practice and perform under the leadership of top conductors in the field of music education. Mr. Steven Zugelder, the Director of Music and Performing Arts for West Irondequoit, will accompany Elijah, who has been in musicals throughout his WICSD career and part of the IHS Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Choir and Band and an acapella group called The Dapper Singers Society.

The son of Sarah and David Culp says his best instrument is his voice

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