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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. 

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Annual ACDA Breakfast - Saturday, February 8, 2014, Baltimore, MD

Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Laurel Room, 700 Aliceanna Street

Co-sponsored by the Boyer College of Music and Dance and the TUAA.


The ACDA Eastern Division Conference is meeting from February 5-8 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Our annual breakfast will be held on Saturday morning, the usual time of 7 am and this year, we celebrate our 25th anniversary of the event.   Paul Rardin, Director of Choral Activities, Rollo Dilworth, Jeffrey Cornelius, and Alan Harler are all expected to be there.  Of course I will be there to welcome you once again. Dean and Vice Provost for the Arts, Robert Stroker, Tara Webb-Duey, and Molly Clark Davis of our staff look forward to making a special toast for this event and will be there to meet you and speak to you about the Center for the Arts and its place in the greater Temple University. 


It is imperative that you send in your reservation, online or check, but no later than January 28 to guarantee a space and to allow for working with the caterer at the Marriott Hotel..  The charge for a beautiful buffet breakfast is $22.00, the same as the past several years, to offset the expenses.  Please send check to me made out to Temple University. You may also register on-line at If you need to reach me you may call me at 215-232-4891 or by email or  A “Yes” reply and your check are a reservation.  Your online response will also guarantee a reservation.

Please take a moment NOW to print out the form below and return it to me.  You can also register safely on line at  I look forward to seeing you.


Janet Yamron

2401 Pennsylvania Avenue 3C42

Philadelphia, PA  19130


Choral Reunion - Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2014


Temple University Choral Reunion

 April 4 – 5, 2014


A two-day choral festival with opportunities to rehearse and sing, participate in workshops, tour Temple University’s Main Campus, attend and/or perform in concerts, reminisce with friends, former classmates, faculty and much more.  Featuring appearances by past and present Choral Activities faculty and friends, including Robert Page, Janet Yamron, Sonya Garfinle, Alan Harler, Paul Rardin, Mitos Andaya, and Rollo Dilworth.


For additional information and to register please visit:


Choral Reunion Schedule of Events


One of the highlights of the weekend, in addition to the activities listed below is the opportunity to rehearse with current students under the direction of Dr. Paul Rardin.  These rehearsals, of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, will culminate in a performance on Saturday night at the Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC), formerly the Baptist Temple.


Thursday, April 3, 2014


7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                      

Choral Reunion Early Bird Rehearsal*

Haydn’s Mass in D Minor, “Lord Nelson”


Friday, April 4, 2014


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                     

Registration (Late registration available if needed)


1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                      

Welcome and Choral Workshop


2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                      

Choral Reunion Rehearsal*

Haydn’s Mass in D Minor, “Lord Nelson”


4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                      

Panel Discussion featuring faculty past and present


5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                      

Dinner on your own


8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                      

Temple University Concert Choir Concert


Saturday, April 5, 2014


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                      

Continental Breakfast


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                    

Choral Favorites Through the Years:  Singing for All!

Reminisce-Sings led by Paul Rardin, with Robert Page, Janet Yamron, Sonya Garfinkle and Alan Harler


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                  

Choral Reunion Rehearsal* and conversation with Mitos Andaya, Choral Activities faculty


12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                    



1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                      

Choral Reunion Dress Rehearsal *


3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                      

Campus tours (Guides will be available)


12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Memorabilia Display


5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                      

Choral Reunion Buffet Dinner


7:30 p.m.                                        



Haydn’s Mass in D Minor: “Lord Nelson” with the Temple University Singers and the Temple University Haydn Orchestra

VoCollage featuring the Temple University Choirs


9:30 p.m.                                        

Choral Reunion Dessert Reception


* Participants may rehearse or observe


A memorabilia display will be available for viewing during the reunion. 


A hospitality suite will be available for participants throughout the day on Saturday, April 5 in the Chapel of the Four Chaplains.


Locations and additional details will be sent to all registrants prior to the reunion.


For additional information, please contact Molly Clark Davis, Director of Alumni Relations for the Arts at 215-926-2226 or


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

Alan Harler

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

Past Events

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. 

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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 or 215-926-2226.

Visit here to learn more about our past events.