Amanda Kate Weber awarded 2018 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize
We’re proud to announce that alumnae Amanda Kate Weber received the 2018 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize from the American Choral Directors Association for her dissertation, "Choral Singing and Communal Mindset: A Program Evaluation of the Voices of Hope Women's Prison Choir."
Weber received her DMA in choral conducting under professors Kathy Saltzman Romey, Matthew Mehaffey, Kelley Harness, and Keitha Hamann.
Weber founded the Voices of Hope Women's Prison Choir, an organization that helps build individual growth and brings communities together through song at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, MN. The choir serves communities both inside and outside the prison, and rehearses weekly.
Faculty advisor Kathy Saltzman Romey provided us with a note about Weber's work:
As the winner, she earned a $1,000 cash prize and an award plaque. Read more about her dissertation and the competition on the American Choral Directors Association website.