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Dr. Heather Buchanan and Montclair State University Chorale Lauded in Review

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Dr. Heather Buchanan, Professor in the John J. Cali School of Music, and the Montclair State University Chorale were lauded in this review for their performance in the New Jersey Symphony spring concert at NJPAC.

Dr. Buchanan conducts both mixed-voice curricular choirs, MSU Chorale (symphonic choir), and the MSU’s flagship choir University Singers, and two extra-curricular project choirs, Vocal Accord and Prima Voce (SSAA). Choirs under her direction have earned critical acclaim for their “heartfelt conviction,” “vibrant sound,” “grace and precision,” being a “marvel of diction, tuning and rhythm, “impeccable dynamics and diction,” “eloquence,” “new-minted enthusiasm and vibrancy,” and for singing with the “crispness and dexterity of a professional choir.” Her collaborative partner is pianist Steven W. Ryan.

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