Women's Choir
UTSA Women's Choir with Associate Professor Gary Mabry, conductor

UTSA Women's Choir hosts Oct. 22 Texas Collegiate Women's Choir Festival

By Kareem El Dahab
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(Oct. 13, 2005)--Next week, the UTSA Women's Choir and the UTSA Department of Music will host the Texas Collegiate Women's Choir Festival, a popular event that includes students from across the state. Students from Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin will join UTSA students for the event.

A combined-choir performance, free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the UTSA 1604 Campus.

The women's choir festival tradition began in 1979 and is still a major Texas choir event. It was originally held at Texas A&M University and has been on every major Texas campus, including Baylor University, Texas Women's University and the University of Texas at Austin. UTSA last hosted the festival in 2002.

Janet Galvan, professor of music at Ithaca College, will conduct the combined-choir performance. In great demand as a guest conductor, Galvan has conducted all-state and larger regional honor choral festivals throughout the United States. She received the New York Outstanding Choral Director Award in 1995.

Galvan conducts the Ithaca College Women's Chorale, the Ithaca College Chorus and the North American Children's Chorale, which she conducts annually in Carnegie Hall. She conducted the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in its weekly broadcast in March 2001.

For more information, contact Kimberly Buzonas, UTSA Women's Choir president, at

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