Interim Directors Announced
Dr. Talbot will be on sabbatical in Bali, Indonesia, for the fall semester. The Choir has announced interim directors. Dr. Talbot will return in December. Matt Carlson is the interim director of the Children’s Choir. He teaches high school chorus and fourth grade general music in Bermudian Springs School District in York Springs, PA. He is a graduate of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College with a B.S. in Music Education. A frequent performer Matt has sung with the Gettysburg College Choir and Camerata, played percussion in the Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble, and was the assistant director of Gamelan Gita Semara, Gettysburg’s gamelan ensemble. Matt also studied conducting with Dr. Robert Natter, served as Assistant Director of the Gettysburg College Choir, and interned with the Gettysburg Children’s Choir. Eric Dundore will serve as director of the High School Vocal Ensemble. He is a retired vocal music teacher with twenty-two years as the Director of Vocal/Choral Music at Mechanicsburg Area High School, where he conducted the Concert Chorale, Mixed Chorus, Wildcat Singers and the Spring Musical production. Eric has also been the Director of Music at St. Paul’s U.C.C. in Mechanicsburg for the last 31 years. He currently directs the Men’s Chorus at Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg. Mr. Dundore holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Lebanon Valley College, where he studied with Pierce Getz and Ronald Burrichter. He has done additional graduate work at Westminster Choir College, the Peabody Conservatory and Hartt College of Music, studying with Joseph Flummerfelt, Paul Hill and Gregg Smith. Eric served as Artistic Director of the Chamber Singers of Harrisburg and the Lebanon County Choral Society. He is a frequent musical director/stage performer with Theater Harrisburg. He served three years on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Opera/Choral Panel, the PA Board of the American Choral Directors Association, and is a past President of the Cumberland County Music Educators Association.
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