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Choir creates recruiting video

Sunday, July 10, 2011

SCSU Concert Choir
SCSU Concert Choir Ethan W.  

Take a ride on the "Choir at St. Cloud State" recruiting video and experience what it means to be a member of the Concert Choir and its sibling choral groups, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus and Chamber Singers.

A current and past president of the Concert Choir created the video to recruit new members to the St. Cloud State choral music community.

Among the many messages in the polished video presentation is the uniquely St. Cloud State notion that a high-caliber choir can include nonmusic majors.

"In fact, we pride ourselves that we have many majors represented that are not necessarily music majors," said Mathew Ferrell, interim director of choral activities.

Ethan Wittrock '09, a past Concert Choir president, is case in point.

"Music isn't my major. It's my passion," said Wittrock, an English graduate who produced the video with Randy Olson, a Coon Rapids junior and current Concert Choir president.

About half the Concert Choir members are non-music majors. The choir has performed in South Africa, Switzerland, France and Germany in recent years, in addition to its schedule of local and regional performances.

Said Keisha Held, a senior from Cold Spring: "I particularly like being a part of the choir because it's so diverse and you learn so much about different cultures and different people, different backgrounds. I think that's something that really sets St. Cloud State apart."

{ Web extra } View the "Choir at St. Cloud State" video

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