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Northwest Missouri State University


Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Oct. 24, 2011

Dr. Stephen Town presents at National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association

Dr. Stephen Town

Dr. Stephen Town

Dr. Stephen Town, professor of music at Northwest Missouri State University, traveled to Richmond, Va., where he presented an invited, peer-reviewed paper at the 2011 National Conference of the College Music Society on Friday, Oct. 21.

Town’s paper, “The Visionary Gleam:  Intimations of Immortality by Gerald Finzi and An Oxford Elegy by Ralph Vaughan Williams,” discusses the cross-fertilization between the two composers, the meanings of their chosen texts, and the manner in which they structured their compositions. 

A longer version of the paper will appear in his forthcoming book, “An Imperishable Heritage: Essays on British Choral Music,” to be published by Ashgate Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom.

Town joined the Northwest faculty in 1986 and conducts the Tower Choir.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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