SNU Invitational Choral Music Festival 2004

The public is invited to attend a free festival concert featuring a combined performance by three area high school choirs and the SNU Chorale and University Singers all under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Eph Ehly, Friday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Auditorium, on the SNU campus.

The concert culminates the SNU Invitational Choral Music Festival 2004 on Friday, February 27, comprised of four clinics led by Dr. Eph Ehly. This year’s participants include choirs from Del City High School, Heritage Hall High School, Norman High School, and Southern Nazarene University.

“The intent of the festival is to provide a positive, inspirational choral experience for each singer with choirs from different parts of the metroplex supporting each other,” said festival director Dr. Brent Ballweg. “All of this combined with the opportunity to learn from a nationally-recognized leader in the choral art.”

Known as one of America’s most revered choral conductors, Dr. Eph Ehly has conducted over 80 all-state choirs, and over 500 festival ensembles, in addition to regular guest appearances in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. As a lecturer, clinician and conductor, Ehly has appeared in 48 states, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, several countries throughout Europe and presented on more than 100 college and university campuses.

Dr. Ehly is Professor Emeritus at the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he taught for twenty-seven years. Noted for his outstanding musicianship, Ehly is the recipient of such awards as the Luther Spade Choral Director of the Year Award and the Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award.

The community is invited to attend any of the clinics during the day. For more information, contact the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345 or e-mail rspear@snu.edu.