Rivera Conducts European Senior High Honor Choir in Germany

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European Senior High Honor Choir hosted by Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA)
European Senior High Honor Choir hosted by Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA) performs in Boppard, Germany in March 2018. The choir was conducted by Dr. Jose Rivera (Music).

Dr. José Rivera (Music) was invited to conducted the European Senior High Honor Choir hosted by Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA) in Boppard, Germany in March, 2018. Eighty-five students from Germany, England, Italy, and Spain participated in the choir, and another 69 high school students from 17 DODEA-Europe schools were in the band. The 2018 Honors Music Festival included three days of rehearsals followed by a concert.

“We’ve focused a lot on vocal technique and making music with their voices, listening skills, stylistic abilities and skills as well,” Rivera said. “There are some things that happen in a choir like this that they can’t replicate in their own schools, because of the number of students here.”