UW Vocal Performance chair awarded international fellowship

Giselle Wyers conducting the combined UW symphony and choirs (Photo: Steve Korn).
Giselle Wyers conducting the combined UW symphony and choirs (Photo: Steve Korn).

Giselle Wyers, head of Voice and Choral Music at the University of Washington, will travel to Stockholm, Sweden in October to help facilitate connections with the international community of choral professionals.

Wyers was among 14 American conductors awarded a fellowship with the 2015 International Conductors Exchange Program, a program hosted by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).

In addition to her time in Sweden, Wyers will serve as a host to a delegation of Swedish choral conductors that will attend the 2015 ACDA National Conference next February in Salt Lake City.

The ICEP has facilitated cultural exchanges since 2010, hosting highly successful exchanges with choral professionals in Cuba and China. For Wyers, the opportunity to visit Sweden in her capacity as a choral professional is especially fitting—the UW’s choirs have taken a particular interest in Scandinavian and Baltic choral repertoire in recent years, mounting four concert tours of those regions. 

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