Beeken Conducts New York State School Music Association Zone 3 All-State Women's Choir

Posted on 2/2/2015 11:57:20 AM

Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Ryan Beeken, recently served as the guest conductor for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 3 Area All-State Women’s Choir.

Rehearsals and performances were held January 30-31, 2015 in Ithaca, New York. Under Beeken’s direction, the women’s chorus performed repertoire largely composed by female composers, including Andrea Ramsey, Abbie Betinis, Gwyneth Walker, and Francesa Caccini. Styles ranged from Baroque to Salsa accompanied by harpsichord, cello, and flutes to an array of percussion and electric bass.