UE choir program receives national distinction

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017

The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) chose the University of Evansville to represent the state of Indiana in the National Collegiate Honor Choir which took place last month in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of the 2017 American Choral Directors Association National Conference.

The ACDA National Collegiate Choir featured one quartet from each of the 50 states for a total of 200 singers.

Dennis Malfatti, director of choral activities, was asked by ACDA to prepare and bring four singers from UE for this event.

Senior vocal performance and music therapy major Rebecca Laskey, senior music therapy major Cynthia White, junior vocal performance major Adam Smith, and freshman music education major Griffin Devoy were selected as the quartet to represent UE and the state of Indiana as a whole.

The students were rehearsed and prepared by Malfatti in the weeks leading up to their trip to Minneapolis.

Even though only four students from each state could attend, this distinction was the result of recent achievements by all the members of UE’s choral program and the increasing recognition of UE’s choral program from ACDA, the nation’s largest and primary professional organization for choral music.

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