October 5, 2011
Choral Director Joy Sherman, along with Assistant Director Lee Peterson and 120 members of the Seattle University choirs, have recorded three concerts. The recordings, sold individually and as a special 3-CD boxed set, include the full concerts from the 2010-11 season: Christmas concert, Lenten prayer concert, and spring concert. The recordings mark the 20th anniversary of Professor Sherman’s stewardship of the choral music program.Seattle University has four choirs: men’s chorale; women’s chorale, chamber singers, and university chorale. “Many students like to sing and have strong voices, but are not trained in singing technique, ear training, or sight reading, Sherman said. “Participating in a choir gives them important tools to improve their talents.” The CD release party is set for October 21 at 8:15 p.m. in the Admissions and Alumni Building. The choir will feature selected works from all of the recordings at their evening performances at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. in the chapel of St. Ignatius. All proceeds from the sale of the CDs support choral projects.Sherman earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in the Conducting and Literature of Choral Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1991 to teach and direct the choral program. Peterson earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from Michigan State University.The Fine Arts Department in the College of Arts Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers undergraduate degrees in music, visual art and art history, and theatre, and an MFA in Arts Leadership.
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