Baylor choir extends School of Music’s run of dominance at national competition
For the fifth time in six years, Baylor School of Music students have won a national title at The American Prize — the nation’s most comprehensive series of contests in the classical arts.
The Baylor Symphony Orchestra won first place at the prestigious competition four years in a row, from 2015-18. Now this year, the Baylor A Cappella Choir has picked up the baton, placing first in the collegiate choral division for 2020 to bring yet another honor back to the School of Music. [Listen to the Baylor A Cappella Choir in action below.]
Directed by Dr. Brian Schmidt, Baylor’s A Cappella Choir is the university’s flagship choral ensemble, featuring both music majors and non-music majors selected by competitive audition. The A Cappella Choir performs a wide variety of musical styles, with solo performances and collaborative projects with other areas of the School of Music.
Sic ’em, Baylor music students!