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UWRF Concert Choir Performs in Fargo

MARCH 21, 2008-The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) Concert Choir performed at the North Central Regional American Choral Directors Association Conference in Fargo, ND. The 80-member Concert Choir was conducted by UWRF Music Professor Jong-Won Park.

Choirs are invited to perform based on a recording reviewed by a panel of judges. The judges select 12 to 15 choirs to perform, and the UW-River Falls Concert Choir was one of four college choirs selected to perform. There are no awards given at the conference because the invitation to perform is a prestigious honor.

At the conference, Park also gave a lecture, "Incorporating Tai Chi Breathing into Choral Singing" based on his research that will appear in an upcoming publication of Choral Journal (February 2009).

The regional conference has up to eight divisions and each division includes up to six states. The North Central division of the Regional American Chorale Directors Association is comprised of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska. The American Choral Directors Association has one national event every other year and a regional event on the other years. ACDA is dedicated to promoting excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research and teaching.

Top, right: UWRF Professor J.W. Park conducts the UWRF Concert Choir at the North Central Regional American Choral Directors Association Conference in Fargo, ND.

Left: UWRF Professor J.W. Park, world-renowned choral director Joseph Flummerfelt, and UWRF music education student Scott Perau at the North Central Regional American Choral Directors Association Conference in Fargo, ND. Perau, a senior from Dodge Center, Minn., was among three students from all schools attending the conference who were selected to participate in a conducing master class. Perau co-conducted the South Dakota State University Concert Choir with Flummerfelt.

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