FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus Welcomes A New Artistic Director
After an extensive talent search, Michael J. Kroeplin has been unanimously chosen to oversee musical direction of the chorus for its 23rd concert season.
Michael brings a unique leadership perspective to TGMC. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Arts in Education with a focus in adult education, training and psychology.
Musically speaking, Michael has been singing and performing professionally since age 7. At the time, he was a member of The LaCrosse Boys’ Choir, affiliated with the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Shortly after high school, he studied voice at Viterbo College in Lacrosse, WI for two years under the tutelage of Dan Johnson, Director of Vocal Studies. Michael’s formal training includes music and piano theory, music history, vocal technique and operatic applications.
During his career, Michael has created and directed various musical shows and concerts. These include a San Francisco-based show called Les Faulies Fantastique, a Sinatra and the Rat Pack-inspired performance with a 16-piece orchestra, and various musical pieces for small ensemble performances at galas for non-profit organizations.
When it comes to giving back, Michael is fervent believer. In addition to his new role, he is also an active member of The Imperial Court System, an international, GLBT charitable organization. He’s worked with the Human Rights Campaign of California and various AIDS organizations as well.
As for TGMC, Michael says, “It’s a real honor and treat for me to direct this group and help it grow and expand.”
“Michael brings a positive and productive energy to our group,” says Chorus President, Ken Dayton. “Myself and the board are truly excited for the future of TGMC.”
About the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus
The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. A member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, their vision is to declare pride and touch lives by bringing brothers together to sing. Founded in 1995, TGMC has performed across the United States and Canada. The group performs songs from a range of musical genres, such as classical, pop, a cappella, jazz, blues, gospel and music from theatre and film.
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