High School Choir
SATB Clinician

2020-21

Jacob Narverud

Jacob Narverud is an American composer, arranger/orchestrator, and conductor. A native of Meriden, Kansas, Narverud is now based in New York where he is the music director of the Molloy College Chamber Singers and professor of conducting. Dr. Narverud has taught at both secondary and collegiate levels, most recently as the Director of Choral Activities at Emporia State University where he conducted the A Cappella Choir, founded the Tallgrass Chamber Choir, and taught courses in secondary choral methods and conducting.
With a background in musical theater, instrumental, and choral music, Narverud is a sought-after composer and an active guest conductor/clinician for All-State choirs across the country. He has been commissioned to write new works for ensembles in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Ohio, New York, Oregon, and Connecticut. Jake holds degrees from the Conservatory of Music & Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (DMA, MM, Choral Conducting) and Emporia State University (BM, Vocal Performance). His compositions and arrangements are published by Santa Barbara, Alliance, Alfred, Carl Fischer, G. Schirmer, Wingert-Jones, Lawson-Gould, Shawnee Press, and Hal Leonard.
 
Chairperson
Jon Duncan
Shawnee Mission South HS
5800 W. 107th St
Overland Park, KS 66207
w: 913-993-7576

Important Dates - HS Choir
Sep. 8, 2020 - Tue
Annual Business Meeting
via Zoom
5:30 - Mentoring meet & greet
6:30 - General Business & break-out meetings
Oct. 11, 2020 - Sun
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
Oct. 25, 2020 - Sun
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir
Nov. 4, 2020 - Wed
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — All HS Ensembles
Video entries due by this date (late entries will not be accepted)
Nov. 4, 2020 - Wed
HS Honor Group Video Audition Entry Deadline
Late entries will not be accepted
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
HS Honor Group Recorded Audition Judging
Gardner-Edgerton HS
ECKMEA chairs, judges, room monitors, & tabulators only (no students)
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
ECKMEA Mini-Conventions
Cancelled
Choir: Shawnee Mission NWHS
Orchestra: Olathe West HS (new site)
Band: Blue Valley HS
In-person mini-conventions are cancelled

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