Student Artists Invited to Perform in the Spring

Miller South Symphonic Choir to Carnegie Hall
Posted on 08/19/2019
Image of Miller South ArtistsOutstanding music program receives special invitation
Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced today that Paul Stewart and the Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of The Music of Greg Gilpin on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance is planned to take place in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on April 5, 2020. These outstanding musicians will join with other choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. Greg Gilpin will serve as conductor of the performance and clinician for the residency.

Why the invitation was extended
Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for DCINY states:

“The Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts Choir received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition recording.

“It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the community’s recognition and support.”

The singers will spend five days and four nights in New York City in preparation for their concert. “The singers will spend approximately 9-10 hours in rehearsals over the five-day residency,” says Griffith. “Not all of the time is spent in rehearsals, since there is so much history and culture to see in New York City. However, the performance is the primary purpose for their visit to the city.” Members of the community are encouraged to give financial support in sending these singers to New York by contacting Paul Stewart via email at: [email protected].

Composer Greg Gilpin
Greg Gilpin began piano lessons at age four and while continuing his music study in piano, trumpet, French hornand voice, he became an accomplished accompanist for choirs in school and his family’s church. By the time he entered college, he had developed a strong knowledge of choral music and had directed a church choir for over four years. His first choral works were published while a senior at Northwest Missouri State University, where he received his degree in Vocal Music Education. After graduation, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he now resides. Since 1986, Mr. Gilpin’s career has been and continues to be musically diverse. In addition to his work in music education, he continues his work as a studio musician working in the recording industry in Indianapolis. Today he is a well-known ASCAP award-winning choral composer and arranger with hundreds of publications to his credit and is a highly respected choral conductor conducting throughout the country and internationally including the respected and historic venues of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He is currently Director of Educational Choral Publications for Shawnee Press and is a member of ACDA, NAfME, SAG-AFTRA, and is a Life Loyal Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

DCINY Productions
Founded by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is the leading producer of dynamically charged musical excellence. With its unforgettable concert experiences in renowned venues, empowering educational programs, and its global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance.

For more information on tickets, group sales or other special offers, please call 212.707.8566, ext. 307, or email [email protected].

Contact, Interviews and Photos
To acquire high-resolution images of DCINY performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for media use, interviews and press requests, please contact Andrew Ousley at Unison Media at 212.707.8566, ext. 316, or [email protected].

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(Members of the Miller South Symphonic Choir and Show Choir pose with their first-place trophies after competing at Music in the Parks in June at Hersheypark.)
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(Eighth-grade members of the Miller South Symphonic Choir pose with Mr. Stewart after achieving a "superior" rating at OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event in May at Nordonia High School.) Image of Miller South Artists
(The Miller South Symphonic Choir performs on the Miller South auditorium stage, directed by Paul Stewart.)
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