The artistic director and founder of the South Dakota Chorale is headed to Sweden next year. Brian Schmidt has been awarded a fellowship with the 2015 International Conductors Exchange Program. He was selected by the American Choral Directors Association as one of 14 U.S. conductors who will travel to Stockholm for the Scandinavian Choral Convention. Other details in the fellowship are still being finalized.
Schmidt formed the Sioux Falls-based South Dakota Chorale in 2009 and is currently assistant conductor and administrative coordinator of chapel music at Duke University Chapel. He joined Dakota Midday and discussed the fellowship, the Swedish choral tradition and the South Dakota Chorale.
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