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April 23, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
The Boyertown Area Senior High School Choir and String Ensemble
On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Boyertown Area Senior High School Choir and String Ensemble will join the Shadyside Chancel Choir during worship. The strings will offer the prelude from 10:45 to 11:00 a.m., and both ensembles together will present a brief, free concert after worship. Enjoy fellowship in the Sharp Atrium at noon, then return to the Sanctuary from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Plan on arriving early for worship and staying a little longer afterward to hear these talented young musicians.
Jeffrey K. Brunner is the director of choirs at Boyertown Area Senior High School in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, and has taught K–12 music and choir in the Boyertown Area School District since 2005. Under his direction, the Boyertown choirs have performed at numerous adjudications, Carnegie Hall, and in Salzburg, Austria, at the Dom Cathedral on Easter in 2015. He is the past director of the Berks Youth Chorus in Reading, Pennsylvania, from 2008 through May of 2016. His groups have been selected to perform at American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) conferences in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Brunner earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, cum laude, from Mansfield University and a Master of Arts degree in music education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. He has studied conducting with Peggy Dettwiler at Mansfield University, and, as a post-graduate, has conducted with William Weinert, Vance George, and Rodney Eichenberger. He also has studied voice with Dorothy Stone in New York City and Tammy Black in Bally, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Brunner is an active member of Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) and ACDA, for which he has presented numerous repertoire sessions and interest sessions. He served on the ACDA-PA executive board as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Youth and Community Children’s Choir. Mr. Brunner also enjoys working as the guest conductor of various high school, middle school, and elementary honor choirs across Pennsylvania and New York.