MONROE, La. — Twelve University of Louisiana Monroe students led by ULM Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Deborah Chandler, participated in the Louisiana Intercollegiate Honor Choir concert last Friday evening at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.
The concert was part of the state convention of the American Choral Directors Association, which gathers hundreds of elementary, middle school, high school, and college singers who auditioned and made the “all-star choir.”
“Directors of choral programs at other universities choose or audition college singers to participate in the college all-state choir,” Chandler said.
The Intercollegiate Honor Choir was comprised of 102 members that came from 12 different Louisiana universities. Some of the universities participating in the event were Louisiana State University, Tulane University and University of New Orleans.
Chandler said that participation in intercollegiate choir is extremely beneficial to students, since they have an opportunity to build a strong network while working with different college directors.
“When they put things like this on their resume, it’s a big deal,” Chandler said. “It’s good and it’s great for their careers. It’s what they are supposed to be doing at this point in their career.”
The ULM Choir has several upcoming performances. Together with the ULM wind ensemble, they will sing in the ULM Holliday Concert to be held on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.
They will also travel to Oak Grove to sing in a Christmas Concert on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Fiske theatre.
For more information on performances by the ULM Choir, call the ULM Department of Music at 318-342-3811.