The South Seneca High School Chorus visited choral conductor Dr. Adam Potter and other faculty on Thursday, April 5th at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Potter was a classmate of Mrs. Kyla Perry, 6-12 Choral Director at South Seneca Middle High School, when they were undergraduate students at Houghton College. Dr. Potter holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music from Houghton College and a doctorate from Florida State University where he studied with renowned choral conductor, arranger, and composer Andre Thomas. Students also worked with Dr. Grace Cummings and voice professor, Professor Constance Fee.
Dr. Potter offered his own choral warm ups to help the group work on certain techniques. The students worked on different techniques to aid better singing tone and further musical interpretation of their pieces for their upcoming Spring Concert. Dr. Potter brought great energy and musical knowledge to the High School Chorus.
Madelyn Houck (Class of 2019), Julia Diamond (Class of 2018) and Chamberlain Bauder (Class of 2020) presented solos in front of their classmates in a masterclass setting, in which they received feedback from Professor Fe.
After lunch, students participated in a question and answer session with Dr. Daniel Barta and current Roberts Wesleyan College students, including South Seneca alumna, Nicole Sturdivant (Class of 2015). Students also took part in the weekly music seminar, in which the Roberts Wesleyan Chorale presented a short concert of music.