NDSU Music Hosts Several Events
March 13, 2012
NDSU Music hosted several groups this semester, including the North Dakota American Choral Director’s Association Conference, Women’s Choral Festival, and the High School Jazz Festival.
Held February 3-4, the North Dakota American Choral Director’s Conference used the Reineke Fine Arts Center for classes, workshops, exhibitions, and guest speakers. Over 300 singers and 75 choral instructors and students attended the event, which was hosted by Dr. Michael Weber, Associate Professor with NDSU Music.
Dr. Kyle Mack organized the 30th Annual High School Invitational Jazz Festival, February 10-11. Guest artists included Eric Richards, trombone, and James Miley, piano. Seventeen high school jazz bands from the United States and Canada studied with the guest artists and the event culminated with a performance that also included the NDSU Jazz Ensemble.
The Women’s Choral Festival, organized by Dr. Charlette Moe, was held February 24. Eleven women’s choirs from the region’s high schools rehearsed throughout the day to prepare for a mass choir concert, which was held that evening and also featured the NDSU women’s chorus Cantemus.