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AMU's Tim McDonnell Honored for Conducting

mcdonnell200Tim McDonnell, the chair of Ave Maria University's music department and the director of the school's choral activities, has won third prize in a national competition that recognizes the best in non-profit performing arts in America.

Dr. McDonnell was honored by The American Prize, which honors the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels.

In naming Dr. McDonnell a prize winner in its category for conducting in the college/university chorus division, the organization said that among the judges' comments, "The conducting is clear and cues are given so that the orchestra and choir are comfortably together."

Dr. McDonnel has taught at AMU since 2007 and he founded the university's chamber choir. He also has served as the director of the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida and is an accomplished composer and arranger.

More details on The American Prize are at the organization's website here.


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