Friday, October 3, 2014


Members of the East Mississippi Community College Choir and Reflection Singers participated in the Southern Invitational Choral Conference Sept. 29-30 at the University of Southern Mississippi. Pictured from left are Kevin Williams of Meridian, Dwight Wilson of Columbus, Katie Cumberland of Macon, Mallory Griffith of McCool, Kate Jones of Louisville, Claire Blackwell of Macon, Levonte Word of Columbus and Edward Griffin of Meridian. Community college choral music students in attendance learned three new selections under the direction of guest clinician Dr. Lori Hetzel of the University of Kentucky. In addition to her academic titles, Hetzel conducts the University of Kentucky Women’s Choir and an a cappella group called Paws and Listen. At the end of the festival, community college students performed in a mass choir of 300 voices at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. For more information about the EMCC Choral program, contact Wendy Smith, director of Choral and Vocal Music Instruction, at