GWU to Offer Choral Clinic and Concert on Oct. 8

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University to Host High School Music Ensembles, Guest Director Dr. Timothy Peter

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb will welcome about 150 high school chorus students to campus on Thursday, Oct. 8 as the University’s music department hosts the 38th GWU Choral Clinic and Concert. A day of instruction and rehearsal will culminate in a free, public concert at 7:30 p.m. in Dover Theatre.

Dr. Timothy Peter, director of choral activities at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., will lead clinics for GWU musicians and for students from 16 of the region’s high schools. Peter has also served as a high school choral director and church musician in Minnesota, Iowa and Arizona.

In addition to providing excellent choral training for high school groups and their teachers, the clinic provides a chance for Gardner-Webb to connect with potential future students, offered Dr. Paul Etter, professor and chair of the GWU Music Department.

“We really look at the choral clinic as a great recruiting opportunity as the students visit campus,” Etter shared. “We encourage them to visit the Tucker Student Center and other locations, and the University’s admissions team provides tours and additional information about educational opportunities at Gardner-Webb. The students also get to hear our top choir perform, which allows all of those school groups and their teachers to hear our product.”

During the evening concert, the University’s choir will perform several selections and then combine with the high school singers for additional songs. For more information about the event, call the GWU Music Department at 704-406-4448.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email with your request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.