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ABAC Students Chosen to Participate in GMEA In-Service Conference

February 28, 2017

Seven Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College voice majors who auditioned for the opportunity recently attended the 2017 Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference in Athens. The GMEA event is comprised of over 4,100 teachers in the areas of band, orchestra, chorus, general music and piano from elementary school to college level.

Dr. Susan Roe, Head of the ABAC Department of Fine Arts, said the seven vocal students participated in the All College Choir with other auditioned students from programs across the state.  The students also had the opportunity to view exhibits that furthered their education in the music industry including music business, education, performance, conducting and many others.

The ABAC students attending the conference were Shana Morman, a voice major from Valdosta, Jay Branch, a voice major from Tifton; Taj Bivens, a voice major from Tifton; Kyle Robinson, a voice major from Tifton; Taylor Walker, a voice major from Omega, Hanna Ivey, a voice major from Sumner, and Stephanie Sheffield, a voice major from Moultrie.

The students performed under the direction of Dr. Sandra Snow, Professor of Choral Conduction and Music Education at the College of Music, Michigan State University.
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