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Northwest's Tower Choir has been selected to perform at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference and the Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop and Conference. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Northwest's Tower Choir has been selected to perform at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference and the Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop and Conference. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Aug. 20, 2014

Tower Choir selected to perform at two state music conferences

Northwest Missouri State University’s Tower Choir, under the direction of Professor of Music Dr. Stephen Town, has been selected through competitive application and audition processes to perform at two music educators conferences during the upcoming academic year.

Tower Choir will perform at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference in Lincoln, Neb. Additionally, the choir will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the 2015 Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop and Conference in Osage Beach, Mo.

This academic year will mark the second time Tower Choir has been selected to perform at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference and the sixth time it has been selected to appear at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference.

For the Missouri conference, Town noted, Tower Choir was selected from 169 applications. Each was vetted by an out-of-state committee of music educators who reviewed the recordings and recommended the performing ensembles for the conference. 

Formed decades ago by Ralph E. Hartzell, the Northwest Tower Choir has a rich and varied history of outstanding choral performance and musical perfection. Since 1999, the ensemble has performed more than 150 concerts for high schools, colleges, universities, churches and organizations in 12 states as well as Washington, D.C. The ensemble has performed 13 peer-reviewed or invitational concerts for learned societies or regional and state conventions, meetings and symposia. In 2011, Tower Choir was selected to perform at the National Conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization in Fort Collins, Colo.

For more information about Tower Choir and other music ensembles at Northwest, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/finearts/music/.


For more information, please contact:

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

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