From professional conferences to concerts on and off campus to reunions for various affinity groups, there are many ways to stay connected to the Boyer College of Music and Dance. Click here for a listing of all Temple University alumni-related events or here for a listing of all Boyer College and Music and Dance events.
Annual ACDA Breakfast - Saturday, February 8, 2014, Baltimore, MD
Co-sponsored by the Boyer College of Music and Dance and the TUAA.
Happy 26th Anniversary! The ACDA Eastern Division Convention is meeting from February 5 - 8, 2014 with headquarters at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore. Our own choral graduate, Robert Duff, is host and serves as President of Eastern Division. We look forward to meeting and greeting you at 7:00 a.m., the usual time, in a scenic room overlooking the Baltimore harbor. If you are a member of another division of ACDA we invite you to celebrate with us. The Choral Faculty - Paul Rardin, Mitos Andaya, Rollo Dillworth, Christine Bass - along with Jeff Cornelius, Alan Harler and I will be there. Dean Robert Stroker will also be there to meet you, speak about the College and its place in the greater Temple University and to make a toast to our 25th! And you, our alumni, are such an important part of the growth and vision of the Boyer College that we hope to see you there. This will be our 25th annual alumni breakfast.
Mark your calendars and make your hotel reservations now since rooms fill quickly. We look forward to seeing you.
If you have any questions, please contact me at the address below.
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue 3C42
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Choral Reunion - Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014
For additional information, please contact Molly Clark Davis, Director of Alumni Relations for the Arts at 215-926-2226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Temple Alumni Singers and Conductors:
We're planning an event just for you next spring that I know you will not want to miss. We're trying to make contact with as many alumni/ae who sang in the Temple Choirs and as many student and faculty conductors as possible to organize a special Choral Reunion for April 2014: Friday and Saturday, April 4 & 5. Before reading on, please put those dates on your calendar. Those who are able arrive earlier can participate in rehearsals on Thursday, April 3, as well.
The days will be filled with rehearsals, clinics, workshops, social gatherings (large & small), tours of our newest facilities, participating in a choral performance, and -- did I mention? -- social gatherings. Catch up with friends and faculty. Re-visit Presser Hall (now expanded) and historic Mitten Hall. Some will see the splendid Rock Hall and the recently opened Temple Performing Arts Center (formerly the Baptist Temple) for the first time. If you have not visited the campus for a while, I guarantee you will be stunned by what you see all around, including being amidst a nearly 15,000-student residential campus. How times have changed.
Temple’s Choral Department has experienced a major sea change in the last couple of years.. From the 1940s there was remarkable consistency in the faculty, with only three Directors of Choral Activities, all internationally known and respected -- Elaine Brown, Robert Page, and Alan Harler -- with colleagues Gail Poch, Janet Yamron, and me as constants for almost 40 years, Our retirements have enabled three of the most wonderful new choral conductors to join our faculty: Paul Rardin, from the University of Michigan and now our Director of Choral Activities; Rollo Dilworth, from North Park College and known everywhere as a festival guest conductor and prolific composer; and, most recently, Mitos Andaya, stellar conductor from the University of Georgia. All three are known internationally for their outstanding work. I am personally delighted that they are now here. It is, indeed, a dynamic trio. You simply have to meet them and see, enjoy, and experience their work!
You'll be hearing more from me in the fall, but I want to make certain that you SAVE THE DATE! We have a wonderful committee of your alumni colleagues working on this, and I am confident you will have an unforgettable experience.
Jeffrey Cornelius, Professor Emeritus of Choral Music and former Dean of the Boyer College
Choral Reunion Planning Committee Members:
Jeffrey Cornelius, ’72, Chair
Frank Abrahams, '69
Jack Carr, ’70, ‘74
Barbara Di Toro, ’92. ‘94
Bob Elias, ‘89
Kathy Flaherty, ‘79
Rich Galassini, ‘88
Sonya Garfinkle, ’48, ‘51
Regina Gordon, ‘69
Peter Gouzouasis, ’78, ’88, ‘90
Mary Woodmansee Green, ‘70
Betty Hohweiler, ’77, ‘80
Lynnel Jenkins, ‘00
James Jordan, '77, '86
Emilily Kosasih, ’06, ‘08
Bobbie Leiter, ‘70
Francine Levin, ’69, ‘76
Lois Mauro, ‘65
Claire McKinley, '57
Gail Poch, ‘61
Daniel Schwartz, ’09, ‘11
Linda Tedford, ‘73
Barbara Willig, ’63, ‘76
Janet Yamron, ’54, ‘57
Julia Zavadsky, '00
Throughout the year several events are held to bring alumni together – to learn, to socialize, to reminisce. Enjoying performances that showcase the talent of current students, expanding the understanding of a specific piece of work or simply coming back together on the Temple campus, alumni have many opportunities to reconnect.
“Alumni Welcome Reception: A Toast to the New Season.”
The Alumni Welcome Reception, a new event sponsored by the Boyer College Alumni Association, provided alumni an opportunity to reminisce with fellow alumni and current faculty at a reception and concert at the glorious Temple Performing Arts Center. Held on Friday, October 25, 2013 the reception brought together nearly 75 alumni who toasted Maestro Luis Biava for his long, storied career at Temple and also toasted the start of a new season of concerts and performances for the Boyer College of Music and Dance. The reception was followed by a concert featuring the Temple University Symphony Orchestra.
Thanks to the Temple University Alumni Association (TUAA) for providing a generous grant in support of this event.
Annual ACDA Breakfast - Saturday, March 15, 2013, Dallas, Texas
The ACDA National Convention met from March 13-16, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Our annual breakfast was held on Saturday morning at 7 am. Dr. Paul Rardin, the newly appointed Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Mitos Andaya, Associate Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Rollo Dilworth, newly retired Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius, Alan Harler and Janet Yamron were all in attendance along with over 50 alumni. Dean and Vice Provost for the Center for the Arts, Robert Stroker, welcomed alumni to the 24th Reunion Breakfast at ACDA.
Choral Reunion - October 2012
In early October 2012 Choral alumni returned to Temple University to rehearse and perform Mozart’s Requiem under the direction of current Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Paul Rardin. Dr. Rardin led alumni and current students in three rehearsals of Mozart’s Requiem which culminated in a glorious performance of the Requiem on Saturday evening, October 6th at the Temple Performing Arts Center. Alumni participants thoroughly enjoyed being back on campus, specifically at Presser Hall, rehearsing in familiar surroundings. The opportunity to perform at Temple’s gorgeous Performing Arts Center was a highlight for many. Following the performance of the Requiem the concert featured a Choral Collage performance by the Temple University Singers, University Chorale, Women’s Chorus, and Concert Choir. Enjoy photos from the event here.
If you participated in a choir during your time at Temple University and are interested in receiving invitations to future choral events, please contact Molly Clark Davis, Alumni Relations Officer for the Arts and the School of Media and Communication at email@example.com or 215-926-2226.