April 24, 2013
The Morningside College Music Department is accepting registrations for a workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, for high school students who are thinking of majoring in music.
“A Day in the Life of a Music Major,” a workshop for students entering ninth grade through their freshman year in college, will offer sessions on what to expect when you become a music major, careers in music, successful scholarship audition techniques, music technology, class piano, music theory and ear training, and music education methods. Sessions will be offered by Morningside faculty members and guests Allen Chapman and Leon Kuehner.
Chapman has taught at every level, elementary through college, in a career spanning more than four decades. His choirs have appeared at 12 divisional and national conventions, and nearly 500 of his students have been selected for the Iowa All-State Chorus.
Kuehner retired as the band director at Hampton-Dumont High School in Hampton, Iowa, after teaching for 34 years. Bands under his direction have been selected to perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Association conference six times.
The Morningside College Music Department continues a tradition that began more than 100 years ago with the founding of the Morningside Conservatory of Music. Extensive training and experience in music is offered to students wishing to prepare for professional careers in performance and teaching, and to those who simply value the importance of music in their lives.
For more information, contact Dr. Gail Dooley, chair of the Morningside College Music Department, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 712-274-5208.