October 15, 2019
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Huntingdon Hosts Choral Festival
Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College Music Program offered the third annual Celebrating Voices High School Choral Festival, October 13–14, on the College campus. Members of the Huntingdon Concert Choir and of three high school choirs worked with guest clinician Dr. Meredith Bowen and with Dr. Damion Womack, Huntingdon director of choral activities and chair of the Department of Fine Arts, during the two-day event. Laryne Monte, Huntingdon instructor of piano, served as collaborative pianist.
Dr. Bowen serves as director of choral activities and assistant professor of choral music education at Radford University in Radford, Va., where she teaches classes in choral conducting, vocal pedagogy, choral methods, choral literature, and conducts three choirs. She enjoys an active guest conducting schedule, is an inaugural member of mirabai, a professional-level women’s ensemble, and is on faculty for the Choral Music Experience Institute and the Virginia Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts and Humanities. Dr. Bowen holds a B.S. in music education from West Chester University, and an M.M. and D.M.A. in choral conducting from Michigan State University. She studied conducting with David DeVenney, David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, Sandra Snow, and Doreen Rao.
Singers from Dadeville High School, Enterprise High School, and Gardendale High School participated in the event. Musicians learned and performed five pieces of music in concert at the close of the event.
Huntingdon’s Department of Fine Arts offers majors in music and P–12 music education (choral or instrumental), and minors in art and music. Huntingdon College embraces students’ development and growth in faith, wisdom, and service, providing a solid foundation that enables graduates to respond to the needs of today’s complex world.