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Choral Conducting

RECENT GRADUATES: WHERE THEY ARE

Paul Rardin, DMA grad in choral conducting, Associate Director of Choirs at the UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Jeffrey Douma, DMA grad in choral conducting, conductor of the Yale Glee Club

Hugh Floyd, recent DMA grad in choral conducting, Director of Choral Activities at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music   

Scott Hanoian, MM grad in choral conducting and organ, music director and organist at Christ Church, Grosse Pointe; prior to Christ Church, Scott was assistant organist at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC

Chris Kiver, DMA grad in choral conducting, Associate Director of Choral Activities at Penn State University

Alissa Mercurio Rowe, MM grad in choral conducting and vocal performance, Director of Choral Activities, Southeastern Louisiana State University, Hammond, LA

David Fryling, DMA grad in choral conducting, Director of Choral Activities, Hofstra University

Jonathan Hirsh, DMA grad in choral conducting, Director of Choral Activities and orchestra conductor, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Paul Mow, recent graduate in vocal performance, and highly active in Men’s Glee Club, Chamber Choir, and All-State High School Choir at Interlochen, establishing a professional singing career

Mark Conley, MM grad in choral conducting, Director of Choral Activities at University of Rhode Island

Steven Kronauer, MM grad in choral conducting and voice, chair of the voice department and opera workshop director at the

University of California-Santa Barbara

Daniel Bara, MM grad in choral conducting, Director of Choral Activities at East Carolina University

Wendy Looker, MM grad in choral conducting, Director of Choral Activities at Guilford College

Bruce Kiesling, MM grad in choral conducting, conductor of the Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestra

Aaron McDermid, MM grad in choral conducting, Director of Choral Activities at Jamestown College

Carole Otte, DMA grad in choral conducting, Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Eugene Rogers, DMA grad, Director of Choral Activities at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

 

RECENT GRADUATES: AWARDS

Chris Lees, BMus grad in choral music education, 1st Place Winner in American Choral Directors Association National Choral Conducting Awards Competition, undergraduate division

Alissa Mercurio Rowe, MM grad in choral conducting and vocal performance, 1st Place Winner in American Choral Directors Association National Choral Conducting Awards Competition, undergraduate division

Daniel Bara, MM grad in choral conducting, 1st Place Winner in American Choral Directors Association National Choral Conducting Awards Competition, graduate division

John Trotter, DMA student in choral conducting, 2nd Place Winner in American Choral Directors Association National Choral Conducting Awards Competition, graduate division

RECENT GRADUATES’ SUCCESSES

Daniel Bara’s East Carolina University Concert Choir gave three enthusiastically received performances at the 2007 ACDA National Convention in Miami (highly competitive to have a choir chosen to perform at a national convention)

Jonathan Hirsh’s Smith College Glee Club performed at the 2006 inaugural convention of the National Collegiate Choral Organization in San Antonio and at the 2006 ACDA Eastern Division Convention in NYC

Hugh Floyd’s Oberlin College Choir performed at the 2006 ACDA Central Division Convention in Chicago

 

 

NOTES: Alumni/ae are invited to send updates of recent activities to the Michigan Music Editor Marilou Carlin, for inclusion in an upcoming issue of Music@Michigan.  Please send corrections and additions to the list above to Professor Jerry Blackstone.

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