UM Concert Choir earns invite to perform at Louisiana conference

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The University of Montevallo Concert Choir recently added another concert to its 2019-2020 schedule, as it earned a rare invitation to perform in another state’s choral conference.

After the Concert Choir was notified over the summer it had earned an invitation to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Region Conference in Mobile from March 11-14, 2020, the choir was contacted by the Louisiana ACDA Conference with an invitation to perform at the state conference in New Orleans from Nov. 7-9.

UM Director of Choral Activities Dr. Melinda Doyle called the invitation an honor, and said it is uncommon for a collegiate choir to receive an invitation to perform in another state’s ACDA conference.

“Performing for the choral directors of the Louisiana American Choral Directors Association is an amazing and prestigious opportunity for our students,” Doyle said. “I am so appreciative and humbled by our students for their hard work and dedication. We are proud to be representing the University of Montevallo and the College of Fine Arts across the region, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence.”

The UM Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble at the University, and is comprised of students in the Department of Music and non-music majors.

“As a choir student at Montevallo, I’ve been honored to receive many amazing performance opportunities. To now be invited to sing at the Louisiana ACDA conference in New Orleans as a guest choir feels truly astounding,” said Daniel Moore, a junior majoring in choral music education. “We are getting the opportunity not only to sing in a beautiful historic city many of us in the choir have never visited, but we are doing it for a group of music educators, composers and other singers. We’re getting the opportunity to show the choir community how hard we’ve been working, and I know it is going to be incredibly rewarding.”