Rick Bjella

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Richard Bjella, professor of music, is Director of Choral Studies at Lawrence University, Conservatory of Music, in Appleton, Wisconsin. Under his direction are the Concert Choir, Viking Chorale, Collegium, and in the past the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers and the Choral Society at Lawrence. All of the ensembles have sung at state, regional or national conventions in the last fifteen years.

Bjella has conducted in Prague, Paris, Lucerne, and London and has guest conducted over 350 festivals and workshops in 25 states including recent appearances as the Wisconsin, Delaware, Illinois and Missouri All-State conductor. Bjella made his Alice Tully Hall premiere in New York in 2003 and appeared in workshops and festivals for students, church and community choir directors, conductors, and teachers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina and California in 2004. He was invited as the only American conductor and lecturer for the Korean National Choral Directors Convention in Seoul, KOREA in 2005, and at various festivals and workshops for teachers and students in Illinois, Minnesota and California. Next fall he will be conducting in Lithuania. In 2007 he will be conducting seminars in Illinois at their summer Retreat for the Illinois Chapter of ACDA and conducting the Iowa All-State in 2008.

Bjella has served as President of the Wisconsin Choral Directorsí Association, and various state and regional leadership positions with ACDA and WMEA as well. He is also listed in the World Concert Artist Directory of Conductors. He was most recently awards the Hanns Kretzchmar Award for Excellent in the Arts.


Title Genre Level Price
Dona Nobis (SATB w/Orch) Choral INT/ADV $60.00

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