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Celebration & Reflection, Part 1

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Acts

Aimee Beckmann Collier, Guest Conductor
Mozart Mass in C Major, K. 317 (Coronation Mass)

Bradley Ellingboe, Composer/Conductor
Star Song, Bradley Ellingboe

Also Featuring:

Rachel E. Copeland, Soprano

Rachel Arky, Mezzo-Soprano

Shawn Mlynek, Tenor

Jeremy Galyon, Bass

Dann Coakwell, Tenor

Participating Groups

Drake University Choir

Free State High School Choir

Linn-Mar High School Choir

Albuquerque Festival Singers

Caliente Community Chorus

Piedra Vista High School Choir

Chino Valley Varsity Choir

First United Methodist Church of Roswell Chancel Choir

Moriarty High School Messengers

Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church Adult Choir

Trinity Chancel Choir and Friends

St. Mark Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir

Special Guests

Artist's Name

Aimee Beckmann Collier

Artist's Name

Bradley Ellingboe

Artist's Name

Jeremy Galyon

Participating Group Directors

Drake University Choir
Aimee Beckmann Collier

Aimee Beckmann-Collier is Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Studies at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  She is a frequent clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor for high school and college choral festivals, contests, and All-States through the country.  Drake ensembles under her leadership have performed in Carnegie Hall and major venues in England, Austria, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Wales, and the Czech Republic, as well as for conferences of the American Choral Directors Association.  In 2013 she appeared as guest conductor and clinician at Minzu University in Beijing.
 
Dr. Beckmann-Collier has served ACDA in a variety of capacities, including as president of the Iowa Choral Directors Association and editor of its quarterly publication, president of ACDA’s North Central Division, chair of North Central ACDA conferences in 2012 and 1992, and editor of NC ACDA’s quarterly publication.  Her articles on a variety of topics have appeared in the Choral Journal and the Music Educators Journal.  She is chair of the Iowa Comprehensive Musicianship Project, a mastery teaching program for music educators.
 
A graduate of Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, which recently presented her with its Distinguished Alumna Award, Dr. Beckmann-Collier received master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from The University of Iowa where she studied with Don Moses.  She is the recipient of Drake University’s Madelyn Levitt Award for Distinguished Community Service, the University’s Stalnaker Lecturer designation, the Iowa Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award, the National Federation Interscholastic Music Association Outstanding Music Educator Award, and ACDA’s Weston Noble Lifetime Achievement Award.

Free State High School Choir
Hilary Morton
Hilary Morton is in her eighth year as Choral Music Director at Lawrence Free State High School.  Under her direction at Lawrence Free State High, Hilary's choirs have performed at the KMEA convention twice, Festival Disney and the SWACDA convention in Dallas.  She also organized a concert for the Lawrence bands and choirs, performing the music and conducted by Eric Whitacre.   She previously taught three years at Oregon Trail Junior High School in Olathe.   Hilary received her BME from the University of Kansas, with a minor in Vocal Performance.  As an undergraduate, she sang under the direction of Simon Carrington.  Hilary received her Master's Degree in Choral Pedagogy, also at KU in 2010.  A member of NAFME and ACDA, Hilary is the Multi-Cultural Chair for KCDA.  

Albuquerque Festival Singers