Retiring Professor Celebrated at
Combined Choir and Symphonette Concert
Posted April 11, 2001
HOLLAND -- The Hope College Chorus, Chapel Choir
and Symphonette will combine for a concert on Tuesday, April
17, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Although a special concert due to the
collaboration of these groups, this year's event takes on
special meaning. The finale will be a performance of
Beethoven's "Fantasy for Piano, Choir, and Orchestra," with
Joan Conway, retiring professor of music, as celebrated
Conway has been a member of the Hope faculty since
1969. She has coordinated the Faculty Recital Series for
more than two decades in addition to performing in it since
coming to Hope.
She is well-known throughout the Midwest as a
soloist, chamber player and accompanist. She is past
president of the Michigan Music Teachers' Association
(MMTA). The MMTA named her State Teacher of the Year in
1992. In 1994, the MMTA presented her with its first
Distinguished Service Award.
Conway received an Alumni Citation from her
undergraduate college, Lebanon Valley College, in 1996. She
holds a master's in music from Manhattan School of Music.
She spent 13 years performing and teaching in New
York City before coming to Hope. Among other venues, she
has played in Carnegie Recital Hall, Town Hall and Lincoln
The evening will also include Handel's "Coronation
Anthem No. 2," "The King Shall Rejoice" and the "Antiphon,"
from Vaughn Williams' "Five Mystical Songs."
Richard Piippo and Brad Richmond will be
conducting the groups.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College
Avenue at 12th Street. Additional information may be
obtained by calling the college's department of music at