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April 22, 2005
CONTACT: Jette Englund
908-737-NEWS (6397)
E-mail: jenglund@kean.edu

Kean University Hosts the N.J. American Choral Directors
Association High-School Choir Festival

UNION, N.J. ––– Kean University’s Department of Music will host the 2005 New Jersey American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) High-School Choir Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3 and 4, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Thursday May 5, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J.

“This is the eighth year Kean University is hosting the festival, and both the school districts and Kean have received wonderful reviews in the past,” said Dr. Mark Terenzi, choir director and professor in the Department of Music. “We have more than 1,500 high-school students visiting our campus from the best choirs and high schools in the state.”

Tuesday, May 3: Performance Schedule (a.m. – p.m.)

Performance Time
Ensemble Performing Director
     
8:50
East Brunswick H.S. Concert Choir Kathleen Spadafino
9:10
Allentown High School Concert Choir Mark S. Megill
9:30
Vineland High School Select Choir Lori Cummines
9:50
[J.P. Stevens] Chamber Ensemble Diane Wions
10:20
[Bridgewater-Raritan HS] Concert Choir Frederic Ford
10:40
Allentown High School A Cappella Choir Mark S. Megill
11:00
Pennsville Memorial High School Eagle Singers Joanne J. Ward
11:20
Pennsville Memorial High School Eagle Singers Diane Wions
12:15
Central Regional High School Chamber Choir Elizabeth Moore
12:35
[Bridgewater-Raritan HS] Women’s Chorus Frederic Ford
12:55
Arts High School Advanced Girls’ Choir Jerry Forderhase
1:15
Vineland High School Madrigal Singers Lori Cummines

Wednesday, May 4: Performance Schedule (a.m. – p.m.)

Performance Time
Ensemble Performing Director
     
8:50
Clifton High School Madrigal Singers Barbara Novak
9:10
Northern Valley Reg. HS in Old Tappan Chorus Janine Nehila
9:30
Arts High School Male Chorus Jerry Forderhase
9:50
Cherokee High School Girls Traveling Choir Nicole Snodgrass
10:20
[Gateway Reg HS] Concert Choir Helen Stanley
10:40
VTHS Meistersingers  
11:00
Southern Regional Select Choir Carolyn Schneider-Placa
12:10
[Gateway Reg HS] Madrigal Singers Helen Stanley
12:30
Arts High School Advanced Mixed Chorus Jerry Forderhase
12:50
Pitman High School Chamber Choir Elizabeth A. Messer
1:10
Cranford High School Concert Choir Richard Garrin

Thursday, May 5: Performance Schedule (a.m.)

Performance Time
Ensemble Performing Director
     
9:20
North Jersey Homeschool Association Men’s Ensemble Beth Prins
9:40
Freehold High School Chamber Choir Pamela A. Makrancy
10:00
[Bridgewater-Raritan HS] Chamber Choir Frederic Ford
10:20
North Jersey Homeschool Association Concert Choir Beth Prins
10:50
Cherokee High School Concert Choir Frank Guerrini
11:10
North Jersey Homeschool Association Chorale Beth Prins
11:30
[Irvington HS] Festival Choir Joy Lo-Bamijoko

For more information about the festival, please call Dr. Mark Terenzi at (908) 737-4336.