Join Ithaca College and the Ithaca Community in hearing the premiers of two top-ranked student choral compositions sung by students of the Ithaca College School of Music Join Ithaca College and the Ithaca Community in hearing the premiers of two top-ranked student choral compositions sung by students of the Ithaca College School of Music.
On Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 3pm, the Ithaca College chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association will be hosting the first annual Student Choral Composition Competition. The event will take place in the Instrumental Rehearsal Room of the James J. Whalen Center for Music and will feature brand new student compositions by Seth Waters, a Music Education and Composition double major; and Miggy Torres, a Composition major, that have been reviewed and judged by a panel of faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students of the School of Music.
This concert is modeled after the Choral Composition Competition, an event that takes place on campus each year. At this event, composers work and rehearse with a high school that they have commissioned a work for in preparation of a public concert, judging, and award for Best Composition. The student version of this event offers a similar experience to Composition majors in the School of Music. The compositions, selected anonymously by a panel including Director of Choral Activities, Lawrence Doebler; and four additional School of Music students, have been reviewed and selected for performance based on a variety of musical characteristics. Of the nine submissions to the competition, the top two were chosen and will receiving a public performance and recording of their piece.
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society. The purpose of the IC Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is to facilitate and enhance professional development in choral singing, education, and conducting through various lectures, seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Meagan Carrick, President
Katherine Gould, President Elect
Rachel Mikol, Secretary
Steve Humes, Treasurer
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Andrea Perrone, Special Events Coordinator
Dr. Janet Galvan, Faculty Advisor
For more information about the event or the competition itself, please visit us as www.ithaca.edu/acda or contact Special Events Coordinator Andrea Perrone at Ithaca.email@example.com. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the School of Music at 607-274-3717.