I’ve been a part in planning the brand-new “Alternative Choral Hour” that will be presented tonight as part of the Michigan Music Conference.
I think it’s a great start towards inclusion of all types of choral singing as part of the Michigan Music Conference tapestry. Next year, there will be the first-ever All-State Jazz Choir as part of this evening concert.
While I personally feel that we should be doing more to put all types of quality singing side-by-side, rather than divided into somewhat arbitrary genres, I am proud to have helped include a cappella and jazz choirs at MMC, and especially excited to hear my alma mater choir, WMU Gold Company, tonight.
Join me tonight for the “Alternative Choral Hour” – I’ll be presiding as we hear some fabulous singing from across Michigan.