Colin Armstrong to conduct Southern Delaware Chorale Feb. 25 in Lewes

New artistic director and conductor excited to begin
February 13, 2018

The Southern Delaware Chorale has announced Colin Armstrong as its new artistic director and conductor.

A native of Vancouver, Canada, Armstrong recently relocated to Rehoboth Beach. He began his musical training as a trumpet player in elementary school and never looked back. He did undergraduate studies at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, where he completed his bachelor of music degree in trumpet performance and a bachelor of education degree in secondary instrumental and choral music in 1994. He moved on to the graduate choral conducting program at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, earning his master of music degree in 2000.

After five years of public school teaching in Edmonton, Armstrong continued his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his doctorate of musical arts in 2011, studying choral music, with cognates in music education and voice. Academic positions followed at Susquehanna University (2009-13) and Hartwick College (2013-16). Armstrong was also the artistic director of the Catskill Choral Society during his tenure at Hartwick College. He has guest conducted and presented at conferences in Canada and throughout the northeastern United States.

Armstrong is very excited to begin his tenure with the Southern Delaware Chorale. He will be directing his first performance with the chorale at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, as they present an African-American Celebration Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Southern Delaware, 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes. Tickets are $10 at the door; ages 18 and under are admitted free.

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