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The Women's Choir of I and II Year Students of the Music Education Department

The Women's Choir of I and II Year Students of the Music Education Department was founded in September 2013 as a replacement of the Women’s Choir of the JVLMA Music Education Department, which was disbanded in September 2012. The priority of the newly founded choir will be education in choir work and conducting methods. From September 2012 the choir is led by Andris Veismanis and Liene Batņa. 

Women’s Choir of the JVLMA Music Education Department was active since year 1960. The main function of the choir was to provide an opportunity for the young music teachers to perfect their skills through their work with the Choir. Approximately 30 members attended the choir each year.

Professor Arvīds Platpers was the Artistic Director of the Choir from 1991 to 2012. The artistic skills of the collective have been honed by such individuals as professor Gido Kokars, professor Pauls Kvelde, professor Jānis Zirnis, Jānis Garančs; at the time the choir was reformed into a mixed choir it was led by professor Ansis Alberings and later – professor Jevgeņijs Augustinovičs.

Apart from the academic work the Choir actively performs in concerts, also receiving substantial recognition at international choral competitions. It has won the Silver Rose Bowl of the BBC radio recordings competition (London, 2001), Orlando di Lasso Competition of Polyphonic Music – Grand Prix (Rome, 2000), Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldi International Choir Music Competition – Grand Prix (Pulheim, Germany, 1999), Franz Schubert 15th International Choir Music Competition – Grand Prix (Vienna, 1998) and other competitions.

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