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Dr. Sean Burton appointed as NCCO's chief editor of publications

Jul 24, 2014

Briar Cliff University is proud to recognize Dr. Sean Burton's appointment as Chief Editor of Publications by the executive board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO).

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Briar Cliff music professor to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2015

May 30, 2014

Dr. Richard Steinbach, professor of music, will perform a solo debut "Fusion at Carnegie Hall" concert on Friday, June 12, 2015. The concert will premiere Dr. Steinbach’s new "FUSION" recording project.


Choral director selected to present at national, regional conferences

May 16, 2014

Dr. Sean Burton recently was selected by peer-review to present “French Connections: Exploring the Unaccompanied Choral Music of Pierre Villette” at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Briar Cliff choir premieres work composed by one of its own

May 2, 2014

Music major Nathan Meendering is ending his senior year on a high note.


Dr. Burton guest conducts honors and pre-all-state choirs

December 3, 2013

Dr. Sean Burton, division chair of arts and humanities, Gilchrist Foundation director of choral activities, recently guest conducted for the South Dakota Music Educators Association’s Elementary Honor Choir in Sioux Falls, S.D.


Briar Cliff University Presents Christmas at the Orpheum

November 11, 2013

Briar Cliff University will present Christmas at the Orpheum, the region’s premier choral-orchestral holiday celebration with more than 150 performers at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Orpheum Theatre, 528 Pierce Street, Sioux City.


BCU Singers and Chamber Choir present Fall concert

September 27, 2013

The Briar Cliff University Singers and Chamber Choir will present “Journeys” – a fall choral concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, First Presbyterian Church, 608 Nebraska Street, Sioux City.


With Fusion Project, professor uses music to bridge cultural gaps

September 6, 2013

Richard Steinbach’s musical career has gone south.


BCU awarded another Gilchrist Foundation Grant for choral arts

August 16, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – For the second consecutive year, Briar Cliff University has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation.


Siouxland music students prepare for All-State auditions

August 7, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Two-hundred and sixty Siouxland high school students are eagerly preparing for All-State Choir Auditions in October.


BCU Choral Music Camp Offers Free Public Concert

July 23, 2013

High school students enrolled in Briar Cliff University’s 27th Annual Pre-All Choral Music Camp will perform a free public concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Grandview Park Band Shell (Leo Kucinsky Music Pavilion), Grandview Blvd., Sioux City.


Briar Cliff Professors Noted for Scholarly Accomplishments

May 21, 2013

Jeff Baldus, instructor of art at Briar Cliff University, is one of a select group of faculty nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a special seminar on Teaching European Art in Context in Atlanta, Ga., in June.


BCU Jazz Ensemble to Perform

May 3, 2013

The Briar Cliff University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bob Gibson, will perform a free public concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Briar Cliff Theatre on campus.


BCU Choirs to Perform Spring Concert

April 16, 2013

The Briar Cliff University Singers and Chamber Choir will perform “Majesty,” a spring choral concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Ave, Sioux City.


Choirs Kick Off Three-State Tour with Sioux City Concert

February 18, 2013

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Briar Cliff University Singers and Chamber Choir will kick off the “Sharing Siouxland Tour” with a winter choral concert, themed "Celebration," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, Sioux City.



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