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Choral Symposium ‘18/Relevance

MUSC 2000




Instructor: Michael Weber

Grading: Letter

Friday, October 12, 2018 - Saturday, October 13, 2018

Meet both days {9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.}; course completion October 28, 2018

Location: NDSU Reineke Fine Arts Center, Fargo, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $75

Course Description:

The North Dakota State University Challey School of Music and the American Choral Directors Association announce the 3rd NDSU Choral Symposium: Relevance - creating programming that fosters connections between singers, audience, and the community with the purpose of exploring issues of social significance.


Students will:

  • Read through new music;
  • Gather materials for new and innovative concert programming;
  • Explore the social impact of music in modern society;
  • Experience music in the context of social interaction, inclusion and acceptance.

About The Instructor

Mike WeberMichael Weber

Michael earned his D.M.A. from University of Arizona; received his M.M. from California State University and his B.M. from University of North Dakota. He is the Associate Director of Choral Activities at North Dakota State University. Dr. Weber conducts the Madrigal Singers and The Statesmen at NDSU and teaches classes in choral conducting, choral literature and music education. In addition, he conducts the Cathedral Choir at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minnesota. Dr. Weber was previously the conductor and artistic director for the Grand Forks Master Chorale in Grand Forks, ND. He has extensive experience as a music director, conductor and stage director for numerous musical theatre productions in Maryland, Texas, California and North Dakota. He is a founding faculty member for the Summer Performing Arts Company with the Grand Forks Public School District in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Prior to this appointment at North Dakota State University, Dr. Weber was a faculty member at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland and The Victoria College, Victoria, Texas. Dr. Weber has also taught all levels of music at public schools in North Dakota and has been a guest clinician/conductor of numerous festivals and honor groups throughout the United States.

Dr. Weber received the 1998 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Student Government Association at Salisbury State University and in the same year was named to the Who’s Who in America. Dr. Weber was named a Preferred Professor by the NDSU Mortar Board chapter in May 2004. In 2006 he received the Distinguished Educator Award by the NDSU Blue Key National Honor Society Chapter. He has recently published choral pieces for SAB and TTBB choirs with Alliance Music Publications and Alfred Music Publishing.

Dr. Weber is currently the President-Elect for the North Dakota American Choral Directors Association and recently served as treasurer for the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association.

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