Choir director Bruce Kotowich will lead the UWindsor Chamber Choir in a performance today in Niagara Falls at the conference of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association.
It’s the first time the association, which promotes and encourages quality music education, has invited one of the University’s choral groups to sing at its annual forum.
Besides the choir, UWindsor will be represented by a number of instructors from music and education, including Dr. Kotowich, Trevor Pittman, Janice Waldron, Jonathan Bayley and Danielle Sirek.
The large faculty contingent is due to two new developments:
- the introduction in fall 2017 of a five-year concurrent program that earns graduates two degrees — a BMus and a bachelor of music education, preparing them for certification to teach music in Ontario; and
- the pending opening of the School of Creative Arts buildings in downtown.
The Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble made up of music majors from the School of Creative Arts and singers from other departments across campus. Its members perform a cappella, Canadian, contemporary and historic choral works for all sorts of audiences in traditional and unusual settings.