The Penn State Concert Choir -- directed by Lynn Drafall, associate professor of music and director of Choral Activities -- offered a personal performance at the end of a day's visit to Penn State's School of Music on Wednesday, Nov. 18, by choral singers from Central Mountain High School from Mill Hall, Pa., and Tyrone Area High School from Tyrone, Pa.
Anthony Leach, the 2009 Penn State Laureate, invited the choirs to the University Park campus for a day of workshops. He asked the high school students to reflect upon what lessons they found most significant during their day on campus with music faculty and students.
Leach, associate professor of music and music education as well as the 2009 Penn State Laureate, facilitated the schools' visit to the University Park campus for instruction from and interaction with Penn State School of Music faculty and students. During his year as laureate, he plans to visit schools and communities across Pennsylvania, sometimes with Penn State student choirs, to share his musical expertise and their choral repertoire.
A student from Central Mountain High School shares her insights from the day her high school's choir spent with faculty and students from Penn State's School of Music.
Leach, associate professor of music and music education in Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture, also directs Penn State's University Choir and is the founding director of Essence of Joy. Read more about Leach's appointment as the 2009 Penn State Laureate at live.psu.edu/story/39794.