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Recognizing Heritage Choir

Heritage choir standing in the Harvest Prayer circle
Accent Summer 2018 Magazine

Receiving one’s dues. Respect. Recognition. There are plenty of ways to express that all too infrequent occurrence of being recognized for high performance. This winter, Heritage Choir enjoyed just such a moment when the group performed at the Kansas Music Educators’ Association In-Service Workshop February 22 in Wichita, Kansas. The opportunity provided the chance to showcase the choir’s accomplishments before educators from across the state. According to Dr. Donna Bohn, chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at MNU, high school music directors have significant sway with music students considering which college to attend. 

“Being selected to perform at KMEA indicates the quality of our music program and conveys to high school choral directors that ours is a program and school worth suggesting to their students,” says Bohn. 

Top choirs in the state are chosen by audition for the opportunity to perform for KMEA. 

“It’s a great honor to be invited to this venue,” says Dr. Christopher Smith, director of choral activities. “This convention gathers educators in music, from elementary school to college, in both vocal and instrumental disciplines. This is a great step forward for our ensemble, department and university!” 

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