The Missouri State University Chorale is the flagship choral ensemble at Missouri State University. This select ensemble is comprised of both music majors and non-music majors. The MSU Chorale has performed regularly at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, Missouri Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, and has toured through the United States, Europe, and South Africa. Highlights this year include performances for the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the Southwestern Divisional ACDA Conference, an 18-day concert tour of Iceland, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, and performances at the China International Chorus Festival and Lanzhou International Chorus Festival.
Cameron F. LaBarr is director of choral studies at Missouri State University where he leads a comprehensive choral program including over 200 singers in five choirs. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Missouri State University, where he studied with Dr. Guy B. Webb, and he earned a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas, where he studied choral and orchestral conducting with Dr. Jerry McCoy, Dr. Richard Sparks, and David Itkin. He has completed further study with Simon Carrington and Alice Parker. Choirs under his direction have been selected for performance at the Tennessee Music Education Association Conference, Tennessee ACDA Conference, Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, National Collegiate Choral Organization, SWACDA, Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses National Seminar, and the China International Chorus Festival. Dr. LaBarr has worked as guest conductor and clinician across the United States, Europe, South Africa and China.
Presented with support from the Vassia Foundation.