Music Director, BW Singers
Music Director, Baldwin Wallace University Singers (BW Singers), 1999 to present.
Honors include performance at convention of Ohio Music Education Association, January, 2006; performance in Severance Hall with the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, May, 2005; performance at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.), October 2004; performance at the convention of Ohio Music Teachers, February 2001. [Below: Rehearsal of BW Singers with Dr. Unger and Washington, D.C and Baltimore Tour, 2004]]
BW Conservatory in Baltimore / Washington D.C.
October 14 - 17, 2004
BW Singers and String Quartet
Melvin Unger, Conductor
Nanette Canfield, Soprano
The BW Singers; Melvin Unger, conductor; Nanette Canfield, soprano soloist; and a student string quartet toured the Baltimore and Washington DC area October 14 through 17, 2004. The tour included visits to churches and local high schools. Repertoire during the tour featured works by Felix Mendelssohn, John Zaumeyer, Jean Berger, R. Murray Schafer, Anton Bruckner, Mark Sirett, JS Bach, Edwin London and Diane Loomer.
Thursday evening, October 14, Towson United Methodist Church hosted a performance of BW Singers and the string quartet at 7:30 pm. A reception, sponsored by the BW alumni office, followed where BW faculty, student performers, church members and alumni mingled. Friday, October 15, BW ensembles visited Yorktown High School and HB Woodlawn School for performances during their school day. On Saturday, October 16, BW Singers participated in the 5:15 pm mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception upon their invitation. Saturday evening BW students enjoyed an evening tour of four Washington DC monuments. Finally, on Sunday, October 17, the choir provided a musical anthem during the 9:30 am worship service at the Fairfax United Methodist Church. Special thanks go to BW alumni William (’55) and Patricia (’55) Hilbrink and Stephen (’68) and Jacquelyn Boesel for their help in planning the tour.