Dr. Trey Davis has been selected as the director of the Platteville Children’s Choir’s Cantabile choir.
Davis is the associate director of Chorale Activities and lecturer in Choral and General Music Education at UW–Platteville. He came to UWP in the fall of 2012 and is already well known in the area for his excellence as a teacher and his musicianship.
Davis was awarded the D.M.A. degree in Choral Conducting from Texas Tech University this past March. He earned his M.M degree from Westminster Choir College and B.A. in Music Education from Pepperdine University.
Cantabile is the most advanced choir in the Platteville Children’s Choir program. The directorship became open this last spring when Heidi Johnson, who directed Cantabile since 2003, moved out of state.
Members of this choir are in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Most of the singers have advanced through the Apprentice Singers directed by Luanne Rogers and the Choristers directed by Marcia Russell.
Entry into the Platteville Children’s Choir is by audition. Rehearsal for these choirs begins Monday, Sept. 9.
The mission of the Platteville Children’s Choir is summed up in the statement “Developing the whole child through the choral music process.” This is achieved by instilling in children the love of music and the joy of singing choral music, educating children in the art of singing choral music, fostering a team effort by blending each voice as one, providing a positive learning environment where growth in discipline, self-esteem, responsibility, and commitment are enhanced, and providing opportunities for groweth as experienced through performance.
The Platteville Children’s Choir was established in the fall of 1989 by the late Gerald and Sarah Darrow. This is its 25th year, and a celebration is planned next spring.
For more information about the Platteville Children’s Choir, visit www.pchorale.org.