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THE MAESTRO SERIES: Stanley Engebretson

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The inaugural interview of THE MAESTRO SERIES, an on-going series dedicated to some of the world's greatest choral and orchestral conductors.  Stanley Engebretson, conductor of the National Philharmonic Chorale drops in on The African American Voice in Classical Music, Patrick D. McCoy to discuss the upcoming performance of the Verdi Requiem at the Music Center at Strathmore with stellar soloists soprano Arianna Zukerman, mezzo-soprano Patricia Miller, tenor Don Bernadini, and bass Kevin Deas with the National Philharmonic Orchestra.


About Stan Engebretson:

Dr. Stan Engebretson in addition to his work with the National Philharmonic Chorale is also Director of Choral Studies at George Mason University, teaching conducting and directing the University Symphonic Chorus, University Singers, and three Vocal Jazz Ensembles.  An active guest conductor and clinician, Engebretson holds performance degrees in Voice and Piano from the University of North Dakota, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Stanford University.  In addition, he has received several research awards and grants for advanced study in Aspen, San Francisco, New York, and Europe with internationally acclaimed conductors including Gregg Smith, Margaret Hillis, Roger Wagner, Eric Ericson, and Robert Shaw.   In Washington, DC, he is the Director of Music at the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.   An active clinician, Engebretson has appeared in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Lithuania, and most recently, Iceland, to present workshops in American music.