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West Virginia University at Parkersburg chorale students perform in WV-ACDA Collegiate Honor Choir

Four West Virginia University at Parkersburg students represented the college at the West Virginia American Choral Directors Association (WV-ACDA) 2019 All-State Collegiate Honor Choir. The performance took place on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Baptist Temple in Charleston, W.Va.

WVU Parkersburg students Morgan Carez, Tony Province, Dana Stiffler and Philip Wilson were among those selected from colleges and universities across the state to sing at the concert. The choral performance was conducted by Dr. Jeffery Johnson, professor of music at the University of Kentucky.

“This was the 23rd annual convening of the WV-ACDA Collegiate Honor Choir,” said Dr. H.G. Young, WVU Parkersburg professor of music and choral director. “I am proud that WVU Parkersburg has exceptional student representatives to participate in the performance every year.”

The WV-ACDA also hosted choral performances by middle and high school honor choirs the same day.

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the association’s dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition and advocacy.

For more information about WVU Parkersburg’s chorale, contact Dr. H.G. Young at or 304.424.8248.