On January 14, 2017, Performing Arts Educators’ 11th Anniversary Celebration at Carnegie Hall ~ of War, Peace, and the Power of Music~ was held in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. This production beautifully incorporated 9 different choirs, a total of 500 singers, from across the nation. Tony Award Winner Chuck Cooper preformed a solo song, as well as, he served as the host for the afternoon. The performance concluded with a break taking finale, which included all of the choirs together on stage, under the musical direction of Mansfield University’s Peggy Dettwiler.
OF WAR, PEACE, AND THE POWER OF MUSIC DR. PEGGY DETTWILER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Host: Tony Award Winner Chuck Cooper Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. FEATURING THE 350+ COMBINED CHOIR FINALE WITH ORGAN AND PERCUSSION THE FINAL MOVEMENT OF VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’S DONA NOBIS PACEM
Performing Arts Educators’ 10th Anniversary Celebration at Carnegie Hall ~ a Dance Festival ~ was held on January 16,2016. The production highlighted select groups from the past 10 years with an amazing collaboration of song and dance, with an international flair, and one-of-a-kind performances. 425 performers representing 13 schools from 5 states performed in front of a full house. Performing Arts Educators’ 9th Anniversary Invitational at Carnegie Hall ~ a Choral Festival ~ was held on January 17, 2015. This production showcased 11 groups from across the USA and was accented with several dance and choral collaborations plus the famous Indianica Dance Troupe. Dr. Peggy Dettwiler conducted the finale, Handel’s Swell the Full Chorus from Solomon and Keith Hampton’s True Light .