Senior vocal music performance and education major Tisa Wharton has been selected to participate in a conducting master class during the upcoming Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA) annual conference and clinic.

Wharton was nominated by York College faculty and selected by the NMEA to be one of the small number of students to participate in the conducting class, which is not offered every year.

For the class, Wharton will be sent music to learn ahead of the November conference. At the conference she will rehearse the music with a live choir in front of an audience, including two conductor clinicians. These experienced educators, Dr. Rhonda Fuelberth and Dr. Marge Simons-Bester, will critique Wharton’s style and methods, providing valuable professional feedback.

Wharton is the second student from the York College music department to participate in this program. The first was Sara Firm ’10, who is now the director of the choral music program for a school district in Arma, Kansas.

Wharton’s future plans include graduating from York College in the spring of 2016 and applying to the graduate program in conducting at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.