Western Slope Choral Festival
The festival is March 1-3, 2018. This year’s Women’s Choir conductor is Dr. Rebecca Seeman from the University of San Francisco and this year’s Mixed Choir conductor is Dr. Scott Ferguson from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Auditions for the Western Slope Honor Choir Festival are held in Fall. Specific information about the Honor Choirs is mailed to individual high schools in September.
J Scott Ferguson
Rebecca P.N. Seeman
A strong proponent of Swedish choral music, Dr. Seeman has written extensively on Swedish music for women’s choir and the music of contemporary Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist. Dr. Seeman holds a BA in Voice and an MA in Performance Practice and Conducting from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. Her conducting teachers have included Nicole Paiement, Timothy Stalter, and William Hatcher, and Eric Ericson. In addition to her work with classical music, Rebecca is co-producer of a documentary film about folk music impresario Izzy Young, currently in production.