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Nine Northwest students have been selected to perform in the Missouri 2022 All-Collegiate Honor Orchestra. Pictured left to right are (first row) Alexandria Fournier, John Salehi, (second row) Daniel Crowley, Michael Sears, (third row) Addie Fitzwater, Reba Bowen and (top row) Lucius Creamer.

Nine Northwest students have been selected to perform in the Missouri 2022 All-Collegiate Honor Orchestra. Pictured left to right are (first row) Alexandria Fournier, John Salehi, (second row) Daniel Crowley, Michael Sears, (third row) Addie Fitzwater, Reba Bowen and (top row) Lucius Creamer.

Dec. 7, 2021

Students selected to All-Collegiate Honor Orchestra

By Edidiong Idong-Bassey, communication assistant


The Missouri Music Educators Association recently selected nine Northwest Missouri State University students to perform in the Missouri 2022 All-Collegiate Honor Orchestra.

“Having nine students selected to the All-Collegiate Honor Orchestra is an outstanding achievement for our program and reflects the excellent student musicians and faculty we have at Northwest,” Dr. Robert Pippin, the director of the Northwest Concert Band and the Dennis C. Dau Professor of Instrumental Music, said.

The nine students selected are:

  • Daniel Crowley, a junior viola player and cybersecurity major from Indianola, Iowa
  • Inanna White, a junior cello player and general biology major from Independence, Missouri
  • Lucius Creamer, a sophomore cello player and geographic information science major from Columbia, Missouri
  • Kaz Brandt, a junior double bass player and elementary education major from Kansas City
  • Reba Bowen, a senior flute player and instrumental music education major from Excelsior Springs, Missouri
  • Alexandria Fournier, a senior clarinet player and instrumental music education major from Ankeny, Iowa
  • Addie Fitzwater, a junior trumpet player and instrumental music education major from Maysville, Missouri
  • John Salehi, a junior tuba player and instrumental music education major from Kansas City
  • Michael Sears, a senior percussion player and music major from Platte City, Missouri

The All-Collegiate Honor Orchestra is scheduled to perform Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. The orchestra is under the direction of Christopher James Lees, the resident conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and will perform David T. Little’s composition “Haunted Topography,” select movements from “Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, and music by Richard Wagner and Antonin Dvorak.

The Missouri Music Educators Association is an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which is one the largest arts education organizations addressing all aspects of music education. NAfME supports music educators at all teaching levels and provides students with career opportunities such as the All-Collegiate Honor Orchestra.


Media contact:

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