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High School Honors Choir Day


The Owens Community College Fine and Performing Arts Department will hosting a High School Honors Choir Day on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus.

Complete a registration form by Friday, June 1.

Parents, complete a parent permission form for your student to participate.

Schedule – Tuesday, June 12, 2018
8-8:30 a.m.Check in/registration
8:30-9 a.m.Welcome from Owens Community College and Brad Pierson
9-10 a.m.Sectional Rehearsal
10:15-11:45 a.m.First rehearsal with Brad Pierson
12-1 p.m.Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m.Sectionals
2:45-4:30 p.m.Rehearsal with Brad Pierson
5-6 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m.Call to stage
7:30 p.mConcert

Guest Clinician

Brad Pierson
University of Toledo

Brad Pierson

Brad Pierson joined the faculty of the University of Toledo Department of Music in fall 2015. Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Western Illinois University. Brad earned his B.M. from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, M.M from California State University-Los Angeles, and D.M.A. from the University of Washington. Previously, Pierson taught at Cheyenne High School and Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, where his choirs earned superior ratings in Nevada, California, and Arizona. In 2005, Brad founded the Las Vegas A Cappella Summit, an event bringing contemporary a cappella music to high school students. Brad has presented at the Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Convention (2009, 2010), ACDA Western Division Conference (2010), and the Illinois Music Education Conference (2015, 2016).

In 2012, Brad founded whateverandeveramen., a project-based choral ensemble which is focused on breaking down the traditional audience/performer paradigm by creating unique, and non-traditional performance events. W&ea has performed the world premiere of works by Paul Ayres, David V. Montoya, and several other young composers. Most recently, in an effort to bring a new voice to choral music, they commissioned a new work for eight voices by critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane.

Pierson's teaching philosophy is one that demands excellence from students by creating an atmosphere that fosters achievement at the highest levels. He developed this method during his doctoral studies at the University of Washington.

Music Recordings

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Contact Information

Janet Brehm Ziegler
Adjunct Faculty, Fine and Performing Arts
(419) 787 -1537
janet_ziegler@owens.edu