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Students, community attend Linda Dryden Choral Music Festival at CLC

12525575_10153699806547713_1110575701944086080_oMore than 100 students and community members attended the first Linda Dryden Choral Music Festival at Central Lakes College on Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb 23.

Guest clinician Gregory Douma, the founder and artistic director of Allegra Choral Academy, was on campus Monday to work with the CLC Chamber Singers and students enrolled in voice training and applied voice lessons.

On Tuesday, more than 80 area high school students, several community members, and CLC students attended a vocal master class and a high-energy mass choir rehearsal with Douma. The high school students were from Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, Pierz and Pine River-Backus.

The Linda Dryden Endowment was established through the CLC Foundation by Bob Dryden, retired CLC Theatre instructor, after his wife, Linda, passed away in 2003 from breast cancer. Linda was an accomplished singer and performer and was also a well-known local businesswoman. The Linda Dryden Endowment is designed to bring top-quality guest musicians to CLC to share their expertise, knowledge, and training with music students and the community at large. The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota, of which Bob Dryden and his second wife, Sheri, are members, also participated in the festival.

Plans are to expand the event in the future, so watch for it next spring, said CLC Vocal Music director Sarah Aamot.

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