Senior music major wins choral conducting competition

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — William Broaddus, a Penn State senior in music education and voice, was named the winner of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors' Association's 2015 Undergraduate Choral Conducting Competition. The competition was held in conjunction with the organization’s annual fall conference held Oct. 30 at Susquehanna University.

A conducting student of Christopher Kiver, Broaddus competed against choral conducting students from Temple University, Kutztown University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Messiah College, and Mansfield University. The competition choir was the Lower Dauphin High School Chamber Choir, under the direction of Penn State alumna Elizabeth Colpo.

Originally from Lancaster, Broaddus is a voice student of Richard Kennedy. He is a member of the Schreyer Honors College, and he is the recipient of the Penn State Glee Club’s Bruce Trinkley Award for Artistry and Service, as well as a Willa Taylor Undergraduate Choral Conducting Internship. He will student teach in the spring 2016 semester. 

Last Updated December 02, 2015