Batchvarova appointed chair of national choral association committee

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Professor Madlen Batchvarova has been appointed world musics and cultures chair for the American Choral Directors Association’s Repertoire and Resources Committee. The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is one of the largest professional organizations for choral directors in the world. The association’s mission is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition and

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After entertaining the campus community throughout the fall term with a series of “pop-up” concerts, the Hanover College Instrumental Ensembles will perform two traditional concerts in the coming weeks. The ensembles, guided by conductor David Mruzek, professor of music, will present the “Fall Festival of Instrumental Music,” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18. The annual

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David Mruzek, Hanover College’s director of instrumental music programs, will be honored for his commitment to the profession by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) during the organization’s annual professional development conference. Mruzek, a music educator for the past 35 years, will receive KMEA’s Years-of-Service Award Friday, Feb. 7, during a ceremony in Louisville, Ky.

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Professor Madlen Batchvarova and three members of the Hanover College Chamber Singers will be featured presenters at the Indiana Music Education Association professional development conference. The annual gathering, slated for Jan. 17-19, will be held at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. Batchvarova, director of Hanover’s choral programs, will present “YouTube or Study

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The Hanover College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will offer two presentations of their spring program in March before embarking on a unique two-week tour of Bulgaria in May. The spring concerts will feature a repertoire that includes sacred and secular works from the contemporary American Protestant choral tradition, as well as Bulgarian and Russian

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