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McPherson College Announces New Director Of Choral Activities

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MCPHERSON, Kan. – McPherson College announces Andrew Voth will join the faculty as the new director of choral activities and assistant professor of music. He previously taught middle school and high school choir in Goessel, Kan., and is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“I am excited to get back to Kansas and start making music with the students at McPherson College,” Voth said. “Music can be an incredibly important part of the college experience, and I am excited to help current and future Bulldogs create lasting memories and life-long musical skills. This is truly a dream come true for me.”

While completing his graduate studies, Voth has served as a teacher assistant for the choral department by leading the University Chorus and Masters Singers and as assistant conductor in the Chorale Lab Choir and Madrigal Singers. He also oversaw pre-service teachers in their practicum and student teaching experiences. His current research focuses on providing teachers with resources to create more accessible choral classrooms by integrating a cultural model of disability and culturally responsive teaching.

“We are eager to welcome Andrew to McPherson College,” said Amanda Gutierrez, provost. “Our students responded to his energy and expertise when he visited campus. He will be a great addition to the MC performing arts program.”

Voth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree with education licensure from Bethel College in 2013 and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020. His other professional experience includes serving as assistant conductor and soloist for the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus, an ensemble of approximately 200 that performs two concerts each year to raise money for the Mennonite Central Committee. He was also choir director at Grace Hill Mennonite Church in Whitewater, Kan., and Lorraine Avenue Mennonite church in Wichita.

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