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Jan. 20, 2020

Music students selected for state’s All-Collegiate Concert Band


Seven Northwest Missouri State University music students have been selected as members of the 2020 Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-Collegiate Concert Band.

The MMEA All-Collegiate Concert Band brings together some of the finest collegiate instrumentalist from across Missouri and provides a rewarding musical experience for selected students.

Northwest students selected to perform with the band are:

  • Jared Carlton, a sophomore instrumental music education major from De Soto, Kansas; he studies bassoon with Dr. Joseph Tomasso, assistant professor of music.
  • Nicholas Foster, a senior instrumental music education major from St. Louis, Missouri; he studies alto saxophone with Tomasso.
  • Alexandria Fournier, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Ankeny, Iowa; she studies clarinet, with Tomasso.
  • Benoit Gauthier, a senior instrumental music education major from Kansas City, Missouri; he studies tuba with Dr. Robert Pippin, assistant professor of music.
  • Kaleb Hascall, a senior instrumental music education major from Kansas City, Missouri; he studies percussion with Dr. Kathryn Strickland, associate professor of music.
  • William Licop, a senior instrumental music education major from Platte City, Missouri; he studies flute with Dr. Rebecca Dunnell, professor of music.
  • Delaney Lynam, a senior music and chemistry major from Omaha, Nebraska, she studies trumpet with Dr. William Richardson, professor of music.

Dr. Allan McMurray, distinguished professor and professor emeritus of conducting at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will serve as the clinician and guest conductor for the band, which performs Friday, Jan. 24, at the annual MMEA conference in Osage Beach, Missouri.

John Bell, an artist-in-residence at Northwest and director of the University’s Wind Symphony, nominated the students for this year’s All-Collegiate Concert Band.

“These students are among the finest musicians in the music program at Northwest,” Bell said. “It was an honor to nominate them for this prestigious event, and I know they will be excellent representatives of Northwest at the MMEA Conference.”

Band directors from colleges and universities in Missouri that award bachelor’s or associate degrees in music are invited to nominate students to be members of the All-Collegiate Concert Band. Members are selected based on recommendations indicating musical accomplishments during their college careers. All students audition at the conference for specific chair positions in the band.


Media contact:

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