Luther's Jennaya Robison to present masterclass

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Tucson Girls Chorus to participate in masterclass, present concert at First Lutheran

Jennaya Robison, Luther College assistant professor of music, will present a masterclass for the Tucson Girls Chorus at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, in the Choir Room of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

Robison will work with the Advanced Choir of the Tucson Girls Chorus in a workshop-style format. During the masterclass, the choir will present musical selections informally; Robison will provide feedback on performance, tone, style and other musical factors in a rehearsal setting. Open to the public with no charge for admission, the community is welcome to attend the masterclass as audience members.

Robison will work with the choir on repertoire including a Greek setting of "Seikilos," a Finnish setting of the poem "Emoni Ennen," "Os Mutorum" by James McMillan and others.

The choir, under the direction of Marcela Molina, will also present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at First Lutheran Church in Decorah, featuring repertoire from the masterclass. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The goal of the Tucson Girls Chorus is to prepare a diverse group of young women to be confident leaders through participation in a well-constructed program that emphasizes music, performance, leadership training and community service. Their participation in a masterclass with Robison and performance at First Lutheran Church is part of their tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Chicago. The Advanced Choir of the Tucson Girls Chorus comprises 22 high school girls.

Robison holds a Bachelor of Arts in music from Luther College, a Master of Music in conducting and voice from the University of New Mexico and a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting with a minor in voice performance from the University of Arizona. Robison began her tenure at Luther in fall 2013 as the conductor of Luther choirs Aurora and Cathedral Choir. She will begin her duties conducting Luther's Collegiate Chorale starting Fall 2017.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.