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Peggy Dettwiler - Vitae

Peggy Dettwiler - Vitae

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PEGGY DIANE DETTWILER452 N. Main St.Mansfield, PA 16933(570)-662-4721 O(570) 662-1055 He-mail: pdettwil@ptd.net  EDUCATIONDMA
-Conducting Eastman School-Rochester, NY 1991
--Choral Conducting University of Texas-San Antonio 1985
--Music Education University of Wisconsin-Madison 1980
--Voice Performance University of Wisconsin-Madison 1982
--Music Education University of Wisconsin-Platteville 1970
Principal Teachers
Conducting: Helmut Rilling, Harlan Parker, Donald Neuen, David Effron,Victor Feldbrill, Morris Beachy, John Silantien, Paul WiensVoice: Dale Moore, Rita Shane, Neil Wilson, Ilona Kombrink,Margaret BaroodyOrgan: Bess Hieronymous, John Harvey, Rosemary Clark Additional studies at symposia and seminars with Rodney Eichenberger, KarleErickson, Edwin Gordon, Eric Ericson, Charles Hirt, Harold Decker, LeonThurman, Diana Spradling, Robert Shaw, Steve Zegree, and Frauke Haasemann.
CONDUCTING EXPERIENCEDirector of Choral Activities
Mansfield University 1990-present
Mansfield, PennsylvaniaConduct Concert Choir, Festival Chorus, Chamber Singers, and the annualmajor choral/orchestral work; teach choral conducting, choral literature,and vocal/choral methods, supervise masters degree program in choralconducting, organize choir tours, reunions & choral festivals
Artistic Director
Williamsport Chamber Choir & Orchestra 2005-2009Plan and conduct two major concerts involving 36-voice chamber choirand 24-piece orchestra plus several extra appearances during the season.
Teaching Assistant
Eastman School 1988-1990Rochester, New York 
Assistant to Donald Neuen in preparation of major choral works;teacher of Basic Conducting and Choral Conducting at the undergraduatelevel.
Director of Choral Activities
St. Mary's University 1985-1988San Antonio, TexasDeveloped choral program; organized new vocal ensemble "Collage,"which specialized in 16th century madrigals and 20th century vocal jazz;taught sight-singing and ear-training, music appreciation, choralconducting, high school music methods, techniques of teaching voice.
Director of Music
Christ Presbyterian Church 1979-1984Madison, WisconsinDirected adult and children's choirs and organized a handbell choir;developed music program to include a concert series and presentations of major choral works.
Piano and Voice Teacher
Private studio 1977-1984Lodi, WisconsinTaught 15-20 students weekly ranging in age from second grade to adult,while finishing degrees at the University of Wisconsin.
Teaching Assistant
University of Wisconsin 1979Madison, WisconsinTaught music theory to non-music majors.
Choral Music Teacher
Mt. Horeb High School 1970-1977Mt. Horeb, WisconsinDeveloped choral program from 48 singers in 1970 to 125 in 1977;co-directed seven musical productions; taught music theory and musicappreciation.
(received through adjudication or nomination)
Mansfield University Concert Choir awarded first place and two second-place prizesat the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales July, 2011The American Prize in Choral Performance for the College/University Divisionawarded to the Mansfield University Concert Choir June, 2011Second Prize for the 2011 American Prize for Choral Conductors at the College-University Level awarded to Peggy Dettwiler June, 2011
 Mansfield Concert Choir performance at the MENC Eastern Division ConferenceBaltimore, MD April, 2011
The Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence presented by August 2010the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Choral Directors AssociationMansfield Concert Choir performance at the third conference of theNational Collegiate Choral Organization in New Haven, CT November 2009Mansfield Concert Choir awarded the Championship in the Gospel & Spiritual Categoryat the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria July 2008Mansfield Concert Choir performance at the inaugural conference of theNational Collegiate Choral Organization in San Antonio, Texas November, 2006Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville,May, 2006Tau Beta Sigma Gamma Chi Honorary Member 2006Outstanding Faculty-Student Mentor - Mansfield University, August, 2005Grand Prix International Choir Competition with MU Concert Choir May, 2005Fourth Place Among Mixed Choirs
Outstanding Faculty-Student Mentor - Mansfield University August, 2004
Robert Schumann International Choir Competition with MU Concert Choir
 Gold V Medal Winner and Special Prize for Artistic Interpretation May, 2002Zwickau, GermanyMansfield Concert Choir Performance at PMEA State Conference April, 2001Hershey, PAMansfield Concert Choir Performance at MENC Eastern Division ConferencePittsburgh, PA March, 2001Mansfield Student Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association chosenas Outstanding Student Chapter in the Nation March, 2001San Antonio, TXOutstanding Faculty-Student Mentor - Mansfield University August, 2000
Outstanding Music Alumnus - The University of Texas at San Antonio 2000Who's Who of American Women 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011Who's Who in American Education 2007Who's Who in America 2000, 2002, 2008

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