Bradley Vogel, associate professor of choral music, was recently elected president-elect of the Kansas Choral Directors Association (KCDA), beginning July 2003.
Vogel will hold this position until July 2005 when he will then serve as president for two years. In July 2007, he will serve KCDA as past-president for an additional two years.
As president-elect, Vogel will organize a booth and activities at the annual Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) state convention as well as other duties assigned by the president.
This year, the Tabor Concert Choir, under the direction of Vogel, has been selected to perform at the convention in late February.
As president, Vogel will oversee and organize the annual summer convention, including contacting and hiring of professional clinicians, contracting for the convention site and arranging the schedule for the convention.
He will provide representation for KCDA for choral music education issues with the Kansas Music Education Association, as well as “generally being available and visible for choral music as a whole in the state,” he said, including church music, college/university choirs, education and community choirs.
“This is a high honor,” said Howard Keim, vice president of academic affairs at Tabor, “and speaks well of Dr. Vogel’s reputation in the state and what he has accomplished at Tabor College.”