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Three Selected to Sing at National Choir Convention in Chicago

Sophomores Maren Engel (Owasso, Okla.) and Abby Trei (Rock Rapids, Iowa) and Ariana Groen (Willmar, Minn.), class of '14, were among 300 singers who were selected from more than 1,200 national auditions to perform in the Collegiate Women's Honor Choir at the 2011 National American Choir Director's Association (ACDA) convention, held in Chicago March 9-12. They performed under the direction of Dr. Lynne Gackle, associate professor of music and associate director of choral activities at Baylor University. At Baylor, Gackle conducts the Baylor Women’s Choir and the Baylor Concert Choir.

Engle, Trei and Groen are voice students of Dr. Lisa Grevlos, associate professor of music and Director of Vocal Studies at Augustana. Grevlos directs the Augustana Opera Workshop Theatre program and conducts the Augustana Women’s Choir, Angelus.