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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mark Potvin

Mark Potvin, Outstanding Young Choral Director of the Year award recipient


St. Cloud State graduate student Mark Potvin received the Outstanding Young Choral Director of the Year Award at the Minnesota State Convention of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in November. He is the second St. Cloud State student to receive the award, the first being Bret Amundson, who was honored in 2007. Assistant Professor Lee Nelson, director of choral activities at St. Cloud State, received the award in 2001 as a teacher at Blaine High School, Blaine, Minn..

Potvin, who is working toward a master’s of music in choral conducting, assistant directs the St. Cloud State Concert Choir and the 18-voice Chamber Singers under Nelson. The graduate student recently completed his seventh year as choir director at Princeton High School in Princeton, Minn.

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