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Simpson College to celebrate choral conducting graduating class


Simpson College will celebrate the second class of graduates from its Master of Music in Choral Conducting program with a commencement ceremony and concert at Smith Chapel on Sunday, July 31.

The ceremony begins at 12 p.m. with family and friends in attendance. The event will be live streamed through the Des Moines Choral Festival’s Facebook page.

The second cohort of graduates from the MMCC program features five students. During the ceremony, each graduate’s work will be highlighted as they conduct a musical piece. Following the ceremony, the graduates will join the rest of the MMCC students and the festival’s professional choral and orchestral musicians to present Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana” in the final installment of the 2022 Des Moines Choral Festival.

The MMCC program takes place over three summer terms and is specifically designed for educators. In partnership with CORO, the MMCC program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. To learn more, visit simpson.edu/mmcc.