Concert Choir to perform ‘Music for Women by Women’ at national conference
Oct. 19, 2017 – DENTON – The Texas Woman’s University Concert Choir will perform at the National Collegiate Choral Organization’s (NCCO’s) 7th Biennial National Conference Nov. 4, at the First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The concert choir is the only women's chorus asked to perform at this year’s conference. Their 25-minute program, "Music for Women by Women," will begin at 5 p.m.
Only 13 university choirs were invited to attend this year’s conference, whose attendees will include choirs from Louisiana State University, University of Houston, Brigham Young University, Syracuse University and Northwestern State University.
According to Joni Jensen, D.M.A., director of TWU’s choral activities, “The choirs and guest speakers invited to perform for NCCO represent some of the most highly regarded programs in the country. It is a tremendous honor for the TWU Concert Choir to be included among their ranks, and it is an exciting time to see female musicians represented at this level.”
The TWU Concert Choir is a 50-voice, select treble choir consisting of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in a variety of disciplines. In support of the University’s initiative to feature women in the arts, music by women composers is frequently featured on the concert choir’s programs. Since the founding of the TWU choral program in 1905, the choir has performed an extensive list of choral masterworks, and has been featured at the Texas Music Educators Association convention, the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association convention, the Meyerson Symphony Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
The NCCO provides a national forum for university and collegiate choruses to perform while offering lectures, promoting diverse repertoires, and aiding professional development and program growth through performance as well as scholarly and research opportunities.