October 22-23, 2018 – Soldotna High School
Selections to be presented:
Babethandaza – SATB and percussion, arr Ysaye Barnwell (Taught by rote on-site)
Let Everything That Hath Breath – SATB, keyboard, bass, and percussion, Jeffery Ames
Our clinician is Dr. Meredith Y. Bowen
Conductor, teacher, and singer, Dr. Meredith Y. Bowen is the Director of Choral Activities at Radford University where she conducts three choral ensembles and teaches courses in conducting, vocal pedagogy, and choral methods. Bowen was recently selected as one of three conducting fellows from a national competition by Chorus America and was a finalist for the 2014 choral conducting award from The American Prize. Her doctoral research focused on restoring music of seventeenth-century Italian nuns for contemporary women’s choruses. Six restored editions are currently under review for publication. Previous to her appointment at Radford, Bowen taught K-12 general music, choir, and band in Lansing, MI, and was the Artistic Director of multiple ensembles in Michigan including: Sistrum – Lansing Women’s Chorus, Holland Chorale, Battle Creek Girls Chorus, and Battle Creek Community Chorus. Bowen holds a B.S. in Music Education from West Chester University, an M.M. and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University.