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Luther College music faculty member touring region throughout January

DECORAH, IOWA—A member of the Luther College music faculty will visit three states and more than 40 choral groups during the month of January.

Mark Potvin

Dr. Mark Potvin, conductor of Norskkor, the Luther choir for first-year tenors and basses, will crisscross Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin engaging choral communities and high school music programs as the #NorskkorNomad.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to visit with student musicians across the region to encourage them to stay engaged with music and choral activities,” Potvin said. “As a high school teaching veteran, I love the opportunity to visit with the students and to serve as a resource for the group leaders.”

At each stop, Potvin will offer feedback to the youth groups, and will workshop and clinic with many of the groups. He will also answer questions for students interested in continuing their music or choral activities into college.

During the month-long tour, Potvin will take a brief break from the road to return to Decorah to participate in the Dorian Vocal Festival on Jan. 7 and 8, with more than 1,000 students from high schools throughout the region.

Fans of the music programs at Luther can follow along on Potvin’s travels by following his #NorskkorNomad tag on social media platforms.

Here is a tentative schedule for the #NorskkorNomad:

Jan. 4

  • North Fayette Valley High School (West Union, IA)
  • Crestwood High School (Cresco, IA)

Jan. 5

  • Decorah High School (Decorah, IA)

Jan. 9

  • Waukee High School (Waukee, IA)
  • Ankeny High School (Ankeny, IA)
  • Centennial High School (Ankeny, IA)

Jan. 10

  • Urbandale High School (Urbandale, IA)
  • Johnston High School (Johnston, IA)

Jan. 11

  • Dowling High School (Des Moines, IA)
  • Valley High School (West Des Moines, IA)

Jan. 12

  • Dallas Center Grimes High School (Noble Recital Hall | Luther College)

Jan. 14

  • Southeast Minnesota Honor Choirs (Rochester, MN)

Jan. 16

  • Linn Mar High School (Marion, IA)
  • Liberty High School (North Liberty, IA)

Jan. 17

  • Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Prairie High School (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • West High School (Iowa City, IA)

Jan. 18

  • 2nd Annual SE Metro Tenor/Bass Festival (Farmington, MN | FHS Recital Hall)

Jan. 19

  • Washington High School (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • City High School (Iowa City, IA)

Jan. 21

  • Angelica Cantanti Singers (Bloomington, MN)

Jan. 22

  • Wayzata High School (Plymouth, MN)
  • Jefferson High School (Bloomington, MN)
  • Minnesota Boy Choir (St. Paul, MN)

Jan. 23

  • White Bear Lake Area High School (White Bear Lake, MN)
  • Armstrong High School (Robbinsdale, MN)
  • Kennedy High School (Bloomington, MN)
  • Minnesota Boy Choir (St. Paul, MN)

Jan. 24

  • Park High School (Cottage Grove, MN)
  • Rosemount High School (Rosemount, MN)
  • Waconia High School (Waconia, MN)

Jan. 25

  • Prior Lake-Savage High School (Prior Lake, MN)
  • Farmington High School (Farmington, MN)

Jan. 27

  • Locapalooza Show Choir Competition (Altoona, WI)

Jan. 29

  • East High School (Mankato, MN)
  • West High School (Mankato, MN)

Jan. 30

  • Owatonna High School (Owatonna, MN)
  • Austin High School (Austin, MN)

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Lydia Slattery
Media Relations Specialist

Phone: 563-387-1417