WSO Appoints New Chorus Master
Thursday July 2nd, 2015
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The Windsor Symphony Orchestra has appointed Dr. Bruce Kotowich as Chorus Master. Kotowich begins a one-year renewable contract with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra on September 1st, 2015.
“I am thrilled that Bruce is going to be joining the Windsor Symphony Chorus during the 2015-16 season,” commented Robert Franz, Music Director, Windsor Symphony Orchestra, “His energy and enthusiasm are infectious. We are excited to have him as part of our WSO family!”
Dr. Kotowich has also been appointed to the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor and Director of Choirs at the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) at the University of Windsor, and has accepted the position of Artistic Director of the Windsor Classic Chorale.
“It is exciting to join the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor. The possibilities in fine arts education and contributions to the greater Windsor area are limitless. I am honoured to head the SoCA Choral Program and begin a new era in exciting music programming. The students’ talents, and the passion of my new colleagues will provide an artistic environment to which I look forward to a long relationship,” Dr. Kotowich explained. “Along with this, I feel very welcomed by the Windsor music community especially the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Windsor Classic Chorale. What a rich choral community!”
“I’m delighted with the appointment of Dr. Kotowich to the choral position at the University of Windsor,” noted Dr. Richard Householder, Professor Emeritus of Music, and the founder of the WSO Chorus. “Not only will he generate a resurgence of the University choirs, but he will also bring leadership throughout the entire Windsor and area musical scene. His knowledge, expertise, musicianship and ability to engage all kinds of singers provides important new energy in our choral community.”