Middle School Choir
Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

Middle School Choir


Bradley Vogel
Bradley Vogel has enjoyed 40 years conducting both choral and instrumental ensembles. After a dozen years in public school education and church music ministry, he embarked on a 22-year career as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Tabor College, and most recently concluded his teaching career as Director of Choral Activities at McPherson College. While at Tabor College, he was the recipient of the Clarence R. Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award, and served as chair of the Department of Music as well as the Division of Performing and Visual Arts. Under his leadership, the Tabor College Concert Choir was selected to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association State Convention six times (2000, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015). In honor of his service to the institution, the choral rehearsal room in the new Flaming Center for the Arts at Tabor College was named the Vogel Choral Room. He now remains active as a freelance conductor and composer, and works full time for Educational Travel Adventures as a Music Performance Specialist, creating enriching performance tours for schools across the country and around the world.

An active adjudicator and clinician, Dr. Vogel has conducted over 30 choral festivals in Kansas, New York, and South Carolina, and annually adjudicates state festivals in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Students from his voice studio have found success at National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions, with 11 finalists and 4 first-place recipients. Additionally, he is an active composer, with works published by MusicSpoke and Imagine Music Publishing. In 2018 he was awarded the Harry Robert Wilson Award by the Kansas chapter of the American Choral Directors Association in recognition of lifetime contributions to choral music in Kansas. In 2019 he enjoyed his Carnegie Hall debut, conducting Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass, and returned in 2022 to conduct the Mark Hayes Te Deum. In June 2024 he will return to Carnegie Hall to conduct Dan Forrest's Requiem for the Living.

Dr. Vogel graduated from Tabor College with the BA in Music Education. He earned the MM in Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, and the DMA in Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Jill Miller
McPherson-Elyria Christian
1644 Comanche Road
McPherson, KS 67460
w: 620-241-2994
Important Dates - MS Choir
Aug. 26, 2023 - Sat
SCKMEA Teacher Kick-off
Augusta HS
9:30 AM - New teachers meeting
10:00 AM - All teachers meeting; breakout meetings
Sep. 28, 2023 - Thu
Nomination Deadline — MS Choir
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, MS Choir, HS Jazz Band
Goddard HS
$12 participation fee per selected student

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