Conservatory Singers Tune Up For Semester Performances

Largest CMU choir welcomes 45 this semester

September 11, 2017

The largest vocal group in the Swinney Conservatory of Music, the Conservatory Singers, welcomes 45 students this semester. As an anchor of Central Methodist University’s music program, the Conservatory Singers put on two concerts during the semester and sing occasionally in churches and other venues.

The Conservatory Singers are directed by Dr. Laura Wiebe, CMU assistant professor of music. She joined the CMU faculty in 2014 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Music with honors from North Park University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and a Doctor of Music Arts in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa.

The Conservatory Singers perform a wide variety of music, from sacred and spiritual to contemporary and classic. Unlike the They also reflect a myriad number of majors, not just music or music education.

Already on the Conservatory Singers’ schedule this semester are two home concerts, one on Sunday, Oct. 29, and one on Sunday, Dec. 3, both at 4 p.m. in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the CMU Fayette campus. The group will also be singing for the Linn Memorial Sunday morning service on Sunday, Oct. 1, as part of CMU’s Family Weekend.

As always, their concerts are open to the public at no cost, as is their support during the church service.

This semester’s Conservatory Singers include Tiffany Hankins, senior music education major from Clifton Hill; Josiah Beckett, freshman religion and church leadership major from Salem; Abby Addleman, senior religion and church leadership major from Cape Girardeau; Kaitlin Anderson, freshman music education major from Boonville; Myriah Araiza, junior theatre arts major from Columbia;

John Autry, freshman music education major from Norborne; Bryan Berliner, sophomore music education major from Hermann; Kelly Briggs, freshman music education major from Eagleville; Simeon Brown, sophomore undeclared major from Alton, Ill.; Cori Bryan, sophomore music education major from Springfield;

Cayla Carr, junior music education major from Mount Sterling; Jesse Corkill, sophomore philosophy major from Marshall; Kayla Daen, freshman pre-health major from Huntsville; Emily Day, senior music education major from Wellsville; Keaton Denney, sophomore music education major from Cole Camp;

Rebecca Dey, junior music education major from Boonville; Marissa Dickman, freshman music education major from Maryland Heights; Edward Eivins, freshman music ministry major from Eolia; Hannah Emerson, junior nursing major from Saint Louis; Alec Fields, freshman music education major from Fulton; Lana Galchenko, freshman music major from Fayette; Randa Holden, freshman criminal justice major from Macon;

Marchya Jackson, freshman music education major from Salisbury; Josiah Kee, sophomore music ministry major from Franklin; Crystal Kimmi, sophomore music education major from Stockton; Caitlyn Landewee, junior biology major from Leopold; Amanda Lewis, freshman music education major from Palmyra; Curtis Lierheimer, senior music education major from Mexico;

Joseph Mayo, freshman music ministry major from Lee’s Summit; Ani Milovich, junior music major from Catawissa; Cassidy Pachner, freshman elementary education major from Monett; Megan Pennington, freshman communication studies major from Kirksville; Taylor Perry, sophomore music education major from Centralia; Shannon Peters, freshman nursing major from Waverly; Jaiden Preston, freshman undeclared major from Kennett;

Samantha Reid, junior nursing major from Fayette; Solana Romo, junior psychology major from Kansas City; Shelby Schaefer, senior athletic training major from Macon; Aaron Schnakenberg, senior computer science major from Independence; Turner Smith, freshman music education major from Centralia;

Brooke Striegel, sophomore business major from Holts Summit; Brandon Tomlin, freshman business major from Carrollton; Mikayla Uhlemeyer, junior music education major from Columbia; Duane Watson, junior music education major from Dixon; and Hadley Wiggans, freshman music education major from Macon.