POSTPONED - Dr. Lori Hetzel's 25th Anniversary Concert
The UK College of Fine Arts celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Dr. Lori Hetzel featuring a concert with the UK Women's Choir, Paws and Listen, and Alumnae Choir.
Lori Hetzel is the Associate Director of the School of Music, Associate Director of Choral Activities and Full Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Kentucky where she conducts the University of Kentucky Women’s Choir and facilitates the popular a cappella group “Paws and Listen.” In addition to her conducting duties, Dr. Hetzel supervises student teachers and teaches undergraduate methods and choral conducting courses where she has pioneered a unique partnership program with area high schools and middle schools allowing undergraduate students to begin classroom teaching early in their curriculum and gain true ‘hands-on’ experience.
Hetzel is a contributing author to the new textbook Conducting Women’s Choirs: Strategies for Success. Among her many academic accomplishments, she was the recipient of the University of Kentucky “Great Teacher of the Year” award in 2000, a finalist for the Provost Awards for Outstanding Teaching in both 2009 and 2010, and the winner of the Robert K. Baar Choral Award in 2011 ¾ “given to one choral director in the state who exhibits outstanding leadership in choral music and promotes music education in the state of Kentucky.” Lori Hetzel received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin/Green Bay, the Master of Music from the University of Missouri/Kansas City and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University.
Outside of the university, Dr. Hetzel serves as Artistic Director of the Lexington Singers Children’s Choir (LSCC) and conducts the LSCC Chamber Choir. The Lexington Singers Children’s Choir was formed to provide specialized choral opportunities for the children of central Kentucky and now offers four treble choirs, for children grades K-12, to accommodate a variety of skill levels and ages. The group performs not only in the greater Lexington area but has also presented concerts with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir - Kantorei, Spivey Hall Children’s Choir (Atlanta), Central Illinois Children’s Choir, Vanderbilt Children’s Choir, St. Louis Children’s Choir, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, and at the Kennedy Center as part of the Our Lincoln concert presented by the Kentucky Arts Council. They are often seen in collaboration with other area musical groups including The Lexington Singers, Lexington Philharmonic, University of Kentucky Opera Theater, and the University of Kentucky Choirs. In 2014 the Chamber Choir was invited to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Region Convention in Jacksonville, FL where they premiered the Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commissioned piece by Alice Parker. In 2016, they were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall with the Choirs of America Festival where they had a solo performance. In 2018, they performed for the Kentucky Music Educators Convention and in 2019 performed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. In 2020 the Chamber Choir will perform as guests on the President’s concert at ACDA Southern Region conference in Mobile, AL.
This concert will be in the SCFA Recital Hall. Reserved Seating.
Free Advance tickets for University of Kentucky students available exclusively at the SCFA Ticket Office with Student ID. Free Advance tickets not available on the day of show.
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