University of Delaware Chorale inspires LBHS musicians

On Oct. 21, the Long Beach High School Music Department was treated to a guest visit from University of Delaware Director of Chorale Studies Dr. Paul D. Head, along with members of the highly esteemed University of Delaware Chorale. The extraordinary musicians provided an informative and fascinating presentation.

As a highlight to this event, the group performed for Long Beach students and staff members in the auditorium. The session continued as Dr. Head shared his expertise with the high school’s Symphonic Choir, led by Dr. Michael Capobianco.

The Media, Visual and Performing Arts department was also proud to welcome back two talented alumni, Russell Goetz and Maegan Miciotta, who graduated in 2013 and 2015, respectively. They both now study with Dr. Head at the University of Delaware and sing in the internationally renowned Chorale.

The Chorale has taken first- and second-place honors at competitive choral festivals in Estonia, Spain and Hungary. In addition to his direction of this ensemble, Dr. Head leads the University of Delaware’s community-based Schola Cantorum and Symphonic Chorus.