School of Music's Lawrence Doebler retires after 35 years


Contributed by Jenny Stockdale

Lawrence Doebler, professor of performance studies and director of choral activities at the School of Music, will be retiring at the end of the semester after 35 years with Ithaca College.

To celebrate Mr. Doebler's time here, the School of Music will hold a reception in his honor on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the in TC Lounge on the 14th floor of the East Tower (formerly the Tower Club). 

Across more than three decades with the college, Doebler has led the Ithaca College Choir on tour in the United States and Ireland, founded the Ithaca College Choral Composition Contest and Festival (1979) generating 33 commissioned works published by Theodore Presser and Roger Dean Publishing, appeared at major MENC and ACDA conventions with the choir, and conducted the Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and other major venues.

Just this past weekend, he conducted the Ithaca College Choir and Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, performing Poulenc’s Gloria with Jessica Julin, alumna soprano soloist. In past tours to Lincoln Center, he conducted Orff’s Carmina Burana and Verdi’s Requiem.

Following his retirement from IC, Doebler will relocate to North Carolina with Patricia, his beloved wife of 46 years (though they've been together for 51!). Ithaca College will miss him dearly. Come wish him well in his next chapter of life!

Lawrence Doebler's Retirement Reception Details
Friday, May 3 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
TC Lounge, 14th Floor of East Tower 

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