Greetings and Happy New Year!
The 2016 ACDA Division Conferences are quickly approaching and it is my pleasure to introduce the ICEP Conducting Fellows from the United States and South Korea as part of a special 7-part series for the ICEP Spotlight on ChoralNet. In this first phase of the 2016 exchange, ACDA will host an ICEP Conducting Fellow from South Korea in each of our seven divisions. The second phase of this exchange will see the US Conducting Fellows travel to South Korea during the summer of 2016.
Please join me in congratulating 2016 ICEP Conducting Fellows Dr. C. Michael Porter and Dr. Yoonchung Chang.
Dr. C. Michael Porter
Dr. C. Michael Porter is an Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities at Boise State University, where he conducts the Boise State’s Meistersingers, Vox Angelis, and University Singers. Dr. Porter received his DMA in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy from The University of Iowa, under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Stalter, and his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Truman State University, where he studied with Dr. R. Paul Crabb. Dr. Porter received further conducting training at the 2009 Oregon Bach Festival Conducting Master Class with Helmut Rilling.
Dr. Yoonchung Chang
Dr. Yoonchung Chang is the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Magnificat Chamber Choir in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Chang will be the featured ICEP Visiting International Conductor (VIC) in the Eastern Division and at the division conference in Boston, MA from February 6-16. Dr. Chang received her DMA from the University of North Texas and her Masters and Bachelors degrees from Chung-Ang University.