UT CHORAL ENSEMBLES
The University of Toledo Department of Music invites the best local and regional choral students to participate in the 17th Annual High School Honors Choir Festival. This festival has always had, and continues to have, a tremendously positive impact on the students who take part, in large part because the University has always provided wonderfully gifted and talented instructors. Our 2013 guest conductor is Richard Mathey, a past president of the Ohio Choral Directors Association, who has also served for 45 years as an adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association.
Participating students will benefit greatly from his direction and experience. Mathey’s university choirs have appeared on state, regional, and national conventions including: the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education. Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Choral Director’s Association and the Michigan Education Convention. In addition, he has conducted All-State Choirs in Colorado, Indiana, Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Alabama and Georgia. Capital University awarded him the alumni achievement award in 2004. In 2009 he was inducted into the Barbershop Harmony Society National Hall of Fame, and in 2010 Mathey was named as one of the 100 most influential alumni at Bowling Green State University, where he is professor emeritus.
Mathey is also an experienced performer in his own right. He made his New York singing debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln center complex in a performance of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. He has performed 17 leading operatic tenor roles and has soloed with symphonies throughout the mid-west.
Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m.
Doermann Theater - University Hall (Map)
ADMISSION - FREE!
FOR CHORAL DIRECTORS
Registration Site (Deadline to Register: October 15)
Permission/Emergency Medical Form (PDF)
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UT HIGH SCHOOL HONORS CHOIR DIRECTOR
Dr. Stephen Hodge