IMEA Intercollegiate Masterwork Ensemble

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The Indiana Music Education Association is pleased to feature the second performance of the Intercollegiate Masterworks Ensemble.

This ensemble, set to perform every other year, will be comprised of a full orchestra and choir.  This opportunity is open to all collegiate undergraduate and graduate students majoring in an area of music (music education, performance, therapy, etc.).

 

Eligibility and Selection
Eligibility is restricted to nominations approved by a faculty member who is a member of IMEA. There is no restriction on the number of nominations or the type of nomination (choral/instrumental) that a faculty member can submit. For example — if only one faculty member is a member of IMEA (which is hopefully not the case) — the entire department may submit their nominations through that individual.

In order to maintain as diverse a population as possible, placements will in part be based on the number of nominations a school has submitted. For example, if University XYZ only submits one nominee — we will weight that nomination in order to try and ensure that that school is represented in the larger ensemble.

 

Rehearsals

When:
January 11,12,13, 2017

Where:
St. Francis Performing Arts Center
431 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

 

Performance

When:
Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:30pm

Where:
Embassy Theater
125 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

 

Cost:
$40 per student. This cost includes registration to the IMEA Professional Development Conference.

 

Application Deadlines:
October 15, 2017. Students will be notified of their acceptance by November 1st.

 

2017 Conductor

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Joshua Habermann, Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The 2016-17 season marks Joshua Habermann’s sixth season as Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, in the Jean D. Wilson Chorus Director Chair. Habermann is also Music Director of The Desert Chorale, a professional chamber choir based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Prior to his DSO appointment in 2010, Habermann was assistant conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, where he prepared the chorus for performances with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Charles Dutoit. Recordings as a singer with the SFSC include Christmas by the Bay and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, a Grammy nominee for Best Choral/Orchestra Recording.

Habermann has appeared in numerous conferences and festivals, including international engagements in Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica, Germany, Czech Republic, France, China, and Singapore. As a singer (tenor), he has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus under Helmuth Rilling, and made three recordings with Austin-based Conspirare: Through the Green Fuse, Threshold of Night, and Requiem, a Grammy nominee and Edison Music Award winner for Best Choral Recording.

Recent conducting projects include Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass, Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil and a collaboration with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in Aaron Copland’s rarely-performed masterwork, In the Beginning. Highlights of the current season include performances of Duruflé’s Requiem with the Desert Chorale, Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem with the Berkshire Choral Festival, and a European tour in summer 2014 with the Symphony Chorus.

A passionate advocate for music education, Habermann has served on the faculties at San Francisco State University and the University of Miami, and worked with young singers and conductors in master classes and workshops throughout the United States and abroad. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas, where he teaches conducting and choral literature.

A native of California, Habermann is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed doctoral studies in conducting with Craig Hella Johnson. He lives in Dallas with his wife Joanna, daughter Kira and son Kai.

Questions? Contact our program chairs!

Choral Chair
Kerry Glann, Associate Director of Choral Activities, Ball State University
kglann@bsu.edu

Instrumental Chair

Erik Rohde, Director of String Activities, Indiana State University
erik.rohde@indstate.edu