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LBHS Choir Director, Terry Walker, 2019 AIM Award Recipient

The Arts Institute of Mississippi (AIM) at The University of Southern Mississippi, established the AIM Awards to salute and honor the accomplishments of outstanding high school level arts teachers, schools, and organizations that are making an impact through exemplary achievements in arts education throughout the state of Mississippi.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 AIM Awards, who are making an impact in the Arts disciplines, including creative writing, dance, music (bands, symphony orchestra, and choirs), theatre, and visual arts. The Award recipients will be recognized at special events, either at their high schools or at Southern Miss, where they will be presented with the award

Terry Walker

 Director of Choral Activities at Long Beach High School in Long Beach, Miss.   

Under Terry Walker’s direction, the choirs and ensembles have received superior ratings at district, state, and national festivals. Most recently, the concert choir returned to Italy in the summer of 2017 to rave reviews. They were well received at St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Mark’s in Venice, and several other musical performances. Most notably, they performed in a concert series in Perugia, Italy where the choir received an immediate return invitation. In the spring of 2017, the Bearcat Chorale was selected to perform at the MMEA/ACDA State Choral Convention.

Walker has had the pleasure of attending master classes given by renowned artists such as the New York Voices, Jeff Johnson, Jerry Blackstone, Andre Thomas, and Arvo Pärt. He has served as the Repertoire and Resources chair for male voices for the Mississippi Chapter of American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and as District VIII High School Division Chair and currently serves as the President-Elect of the state ACDA.

 

After receiving his Master's degree in Choral Conducting from The University of Southern Mississippi, Walker was hired as the Assistant Choral Director at Warren Central High School in historic Vicksburg, Miss. During his time at Warren Central, he directed Total Sound and the Concert, Women's, Men's, and Varsity Choirs. He also assisted the Warren Central High School's Chamber Choir performance at the 2013 National Association for Music Education/ACDA State Choral convention.

Long Beach High School, also known as Long Beach Senior High School, is a suburban public high school in Long Beach, Mississippi.

  

 Source- University of Southern Mississippi 

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