Bethany invites Oratorio Society to rehearsal demonstration

Members of the Bethany Oratorio Society are invited to participate in a conducting and rehearsal demonstration in Presser Hall at Bethany College on July 13 and July 14 at 11 a.m.

Bethany will host two candidates as finalists, one each day, for the choral/voice position in the music department. This position also directs the annual Messiah Festival of the Arts. Available oratorio members should bring choral scores for both Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and are requested to arrive between 10:45 and 11 a.m. The sessions are scheduled to conclude between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m.

The two candidates are Dr. Jeffery Wall and Dr. Nicki Toliver. Wall holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of South Carolina, a master of music degree from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor of music degree in music education from Texas Tech. He has taught at colleges and high schools, as well as directed church choirs, in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, New Mexico and Texas.

Toliver has a doctor of musical arts degree from North Dakota State University, a master of music degree from Arizona State University and a bachelor of arts in music education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. She has taught at colleges and high schools in Nevada, Arizona, Minnesota and North Dakota. Toliver also has experience directing church choirs.