Westminster Williamson Voices Treble Ensemble
Williamson Voices Treble Ensemble
Tom T. Shelton, Jr., conductor
Sophomores – Graduate Students
Rehearses Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
This ensemble is open to all Westminster Choir College/Rider University sopranos and altos. Placement is based on an audition for music majors and minors, during the specified audition dates. Non-music majors may audition to participate in the ensemble. If selected, there will be an additional requirement of taking private voice lessons or enrolling in class voice. The ensemble sings literature for treble voices from all historical periods and styles: classical, sacred, secular, serious and lighter works from Broadway to Pops. Time in the fall will be spent preparing pieces for a virtual presentation of Westminster’s annual Evening of Readings and Carols as well as welcoming guest composers and conductors who specialize in treble music and conducting treble choirs. The spring semester will feature newly commissioned works for the group.
Tom T. Shelton, Jr. is a native of Greensboro, N.C. and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned both a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Choral Conducting. He is associate professor of Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College. Focusing on children’s and youth music at Westminster, he teaches classes in conducting, sacred music and music education. In addition, he is the director of Children's and Youth Choirs at Princeton United Methodist Church. He is also conductor of the Westminster Neighborhood Children’s Choir.