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All Music Must Dance - A Unique Challenge for Instrumentalists

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  • Weston Noble, one of the most distinguished musicians and teachers of our time, has devoted his life to the choral and the wind band art. The intent of the conversation is to discover what motivates him as a musician and as a teacher. Weston has often been described as a powerful motivational force in the lives of thousands of students that he has touched through his music-making and his humanity. What can learn from him about teaching and music-making that we can carry back to our students?
  • Weston Noble (noblewes@luther.edu)
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  • Weston Noble is a highly accomplished and honored music educator and conductor. As the Johnson Professor Emeritus of Music at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, he is best known for his fifty-seven year tenure as conductor of the Nordic Choir from l948 to 2005, director of the Luther College Concert Band from l948 to l973, and as guest director for over 900 music festivals. The North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association in l994 established the Weston H. Noble Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Choral Art, to be presented at subsequent conventions to an outstanding recipient, he being the first recipient. He holds four honorary doctorate degrees and was awarded the St. Olav’s Medal, received from King Harald V of Norway for his contributions to Norwegian-American relations. He is currently Conductor in Residence at Wartburg College, Waverly, IA.
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