Falcom Greear’s musical talent has been a known fact in Homer for years: when he was just 10 years old, Greear put on a solo show at the Council on the Arts entitled “10 Songs From a 10-Year-Old.” By age 13, he’d performed an opera at Bunnell Street Gallery, sung in Jubilee five times and at the 2013 Governor’s Picnic and 2011 TED Talks, and had been paid to perform at the Ninilchik Fair.
Now a sophomore at Homer High School, Greear’s talents are being recognized on a larger scale. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has selected him to be a member of its mixed choir All-National Honor Ensemble. Only 673 students nationwide were chosen, and a press release from the organization calls the young musicians “the best of the best.”
On Oct. 28, Greear will join approximately 350 other student vocalists onstage at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., to perform for NAfME’s annual conference. He and the other student performers are currently learning a complex repertoire for the event.