Clear Creek ISD Home to Two Grammy Award Winners

Clear Creek ISD Home to Two Grammy Award Winners
Posted on 02/18/2020
Grammy Award WinnersThe Clear Creek Independent School District is the proud home of two Grammy Award recipients. Clear Creek Intermediate’s head choir director, Emily Premont, and assistant choir director, Clipper Hamrick, won the 2020 Grammy for “Best Choral Performance” with their fellow Houston Chamber Choir members.

The Houston Chamber Choir is a professional ensemble dedicated to increasing the awareness, appreciation, and esteem of choral music and musicians through performance, outreach, and education. The choir was one of five nominees for the award, taking home top prize for its Signum Records recording of “Duruflé: Complete Choral Works.”

directors “This was the culmination of years of hard work, not just for our current members, but for those who came before us,” said Hamrick, who has been a member of the choir since 2014. “The standard of excellence grows each year, but we would be no where if not for those who built and grew this choir into the institution that it is in Houston, and now the world, today.” 

Both directors are in their fourth years of teaching in CCISD. They each felt a calling towards education after initially choosing different career paths in college.

“Originally, I didn’t plan to be a teacher at all,” said Premont. “I ended up falling in love with my education classes in college and the energy of the choral music classroom. Ultimately, I chose to become a choir director because music has had a tremendous positive impact on my life, and I love being able to share the joy of music with my students.”

The pair is dedicated to honing their craft, both personally and professionally, through their weekly rehearsing and performing with the Chamber Choir and also inside the classroom.

“It’s refreshing to go into rehearsals with other skilled singers and make music at a high-level,” said Premont. “But it also gives me the chance to think about my music-making with my own students to help refresh and refine my own approach to rehearsals while working with them.”

Click here to learn more about the Houston Chamber Choir.
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