Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Dr. Robin Lind, Westminster College associate professor of music and director of choral activities, was guest conductor for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's District 3 Chorus Festival Feb. 7-8 at Franklin High School.
Lind was invited by Westminster alumna Katie Schultz Greig '06, Franklin High School's choral director, to conduct the choir of 189 senior high students from 33 schools in district 3.
In addition to Greig, Westminster alumni Deanna Owens '11 from Brookville and Kevin Rush '05 from Brockway accompanied students from their schools to the festival.
Lind selected 10 songs that the students rehearsed for 12 hours Thursday and 7 hours Friday before attending a banquet and presenting a concert for family and friends Friday evening.
"That makes for very long days, but the students were excellent," Lind said. "They came very well prepared by their directors and were extremely attentive during the entire event."
Lind, who joined the Westminster faculty in 2000, earned an undergraduate degree from the College of Idaho, a master's degree from the University of Oregon, and Ph.D. from the University of Utah.
Contact Lind at (724) 946-7278 or email for more information.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.