Area student member of Bemidji Choir
The Bemidji Choir, which annually stages Bemidji State University's world-renowned Madrigal Dinners each December, has gained an international reputation for excellence since it was founded in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson.
Every three years The Bemidji Choir undertakes a foreign tour. This year the choir will be traveling to Germany. Under the guidance of Dr. P. Bradley Logan the Bemidji Choir has traveled abroad, they have represented the United States five times at the international choral festival, The Europa Cantat: in France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and Spain. They have appeared in the Israel Festival and at the Zimriya, World Festival of Choirs in Israel.
Included in the choir is sophomore Melissa Noerenberg of Garvin, a soprano and biology major.
Brockway named to Dean's High Honors List at Marietta College
Marietta College student Celia Brockway '11 of Tracy, has been named to the fall 2010 Dean's High Honors List.
Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in a given semester is recognized as a Dean's High Honors List student for that semester.
Brockway, a graduate of Tracy High School, is majoring in music at Marietta.
Area student to tour Egypt with Augustana Band; Farewell concert planned for Jan. 7
Area students will spend 20 days in Egypt touring with the Augustana Band. During the tour, the band will perform five concerts, many of which will be the first by a college band from the United States.
In addition to performing, members of the Band will earn academic credit during the trip by taking a course titled "A Portrait of Egypt," focusing on Egyptian culture, led by John Pennington, a music professor at Augustana. This trip marks the fourth international tour taken by the Augustana Band. The three previous tours were to China.
In advance of the tour, the internationally-renowned band will perform a special farewell concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center.
The following area student will take part in the tour and concert: Allison Michaelis, a native of Canby.