ENMU Music Students Perform at Southwestern American Choral Directors Association Conference
Portales, NM (04/12/2018) — Eight music students and three faculty representatives from Eastern New Mexico University attended the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA) Conference in Oklahoma City from March 6-10.
The following students were selected for the 2018 SWACDA Honor Choir, conducted by Maria Guinand of Venezuela: Lindsey Bartlett, a junior majoring in vocal performance, Zane Burden, a senior majoring in choral music education, Devin DeVargas, a junior majoring in vocal performance, Juan Espino, a senior majoring in vocal performance, Thomas Fisher, a senior majoring in choral music education, Lauren Hutchison, a senior majoring in choral music education, Dalia Melendez, a junior majoring in vocal performance, and Annabelle Rangel a junior majoring in choral music education.
These students participated in a Student Immersion Day, followed by rehearsals and a final performance in the Civic Center Music Hall. Additionally, these students participated in a conducting presentation led by Dr. Jason Paulk, professor of music at ENMU, and Dr. Rodney Eichenberger, as well as a reading session led by Dr. Jason Paulk and accompanied by Ms. Kayla Paulk, instructor of music at ENMU, with student Zane Burden serving as student conductor for one of the reading session pieces.
Mr. Ken Miller, interim director of choirs at ENMU, served as an ENMU faculty representative on the trip.