Expect a busy and exciting year ahead for School of Music’s Dr. Jennifer Sengin, as the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) awarded her a 2023 International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP) fellowship. Dr. Sengin, Associate Director of Choral Activities, is among the six recipients nationwide to be honored with this prestigious fellowship. As part of the program, Dr. Sengin and the School of Music will host a Visiting International Conductor from Germany to conduct and collaborate in courses and choral ensembles. In turn, Dr. Sengin will travel to Germany in 2023 to experience choral festivals and collaborations through the German Choral Association.
“I am so excited to be a part of the American Choral Director’s Association’s International Conductors Exchange Program,” said Dr. Sengin. “It is such a privilege to be selected, and I am grateful for the opportunity.”
The ACDA’s exchange program represents an opportunity for a new generation of choral specialists to affirm that choral music-making transcends national borders, ideologies, religions and all those demarcations that too often divide us. Established in 2010, the ICEP has connected choral conductors in the United States with counterparts in Cuba, China, Sweden, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Uruguay, Kenya and South Africa.
Dr. Sengin conducts the Treble Choir (formerly the Women’s Chorus) and Choral Union. She teaches graduate choral literature, graduate and undergraduate conducting, and undergraduate choral methods, as well as supervises student teachers. Under her direction, the Georgia State University Women’s Chorus won first place in The American Prize Choral Performance category. Dr. Sengin also placed second in The American Prize Dale Warland Award in Choral Conducting. Dr. Sengin recently received the 2021-22 Georgia State University Instructional Effectiveness Award.
In 2023, Dr. Sengin and the Treble Choir will perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association conference. Dr. Sengin will also conduct the Texas All-State Treble Choir.
Please click here to read about the International Conductors Exchange Program and the six fellow awardees.