University of Wisconsin-Superior
Holden Fine Arts Center 1100
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
For more than 30 years, talented singers from central and northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan have participated in the annual Chorfest High School Honor Choir Festival, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The purpose of this festival is to provide a rehearsal and performance experience of a major work with orchestra, under the baton of a nationally recognized choral conductor. Past conductors have included Craig Jessop, Paul Broomhead, Anton Armstrong, Karle Erickson, and Robert Ray. The concert also features performances from the choral ensembles of UW-Superior under the direction of Dr. Richard Robbins. For more information about Chorfest, contact the UW-Superior Music Department at (715) 394-8115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chorfest 2015: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
Guest Clinician & Conductor: Betsy Cook Weber
Dr. Betsy Cook Weber is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and is also the Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus. She is active internationally as a conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and lecturer. In the summer of 2013, Weber became the 13th person and 1st woman to receive the Texas Choral Director Association’s coveted Texas Choirmaster Award. She is editor of the Betsy Cook Weber choral series with Alliance Music Publishing. Choirs under Weber’s direction, including the Moores School Concert Chorale, have been featured at multiple state and national conventions including the 1997 American Choral Directors Association national convention in Miami in 1997. Internationally, Chorale has won prizes and received acclaim at prestigious competitions in Wales, France and Germany, including a first-place finish as one of only ten choirs world-wide selected to compete in the famous International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf, Germany. In July 2015 Chorale will compete in the Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany. Weber has prepared singers for Da Camera, for early music orchestras Ars Lyrica and Mercury Houston, and is also routinely called upon to prepare singers for touring shows, including Josh Groban, NBC’s Clash of the Choirs, Telemundo’s Latin Grammy’s, Star Wars in Concert, and Andreas Bocelli. Before coming to the University of Houston, Weber taught vocal music, K-12, in the public schools. She holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ), and the University of Houston.
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