The University of Evansville is proud to announce that Ryan Rohtla of Novato was selected to perform with the University Choir at the Indiana Music Educators' Association annual convention in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The 36-member choir — including Rohtla, who is majoring in theater — is among a select group of collegiate ensembles invited to perform at the IMEA convention, a professional development conference for Indiana music teachers.
The performance at the IMEA state convention is part of the University Choir's and Wind Ensemble's joint Winter Tour, which includes private performances at Evansville's North High School, Olney Central College in Olney, Illinois, and East Noble High School in Kendallville, Indiana.
One of four choirs at the University of Evansville, the University Choir has built a reputation for performances of major choral-orchestral masterworks, a cappella music ranging from the Renaissance through the 21st century, part songs, and spirituals. In May 2011, the University Choir joined five other choirs from Indiana, Kentucky, New York, and California to perform Haydn's Paukenmesse at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. This milestone performance for the choir was conducted by University of Evansville's director of choral activities, Dennis Malfatti.
The University Choir's performance at the 2013 IMEA convention is their second IMEA appearance in recent years, having also been invited to perform at the convention in 2010. That same year, the choir had the privilege to perform in a master class with the world-renowned vocal sextet, the King's Singers.
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