Insights from Conductor Peter Tiboris

Peter Tiboris will conduct Mozart and more this April at the Basilica di Santa Croce

Peter Tiboris, conductor, music director, and founder of MidAmerica Productions, has enjoyed a successful worldwide career for the past 40 years. In a lifetime of music-making he has seen and learned much and decided to pass on this knowledge to the world at large. Read on for insights for musicians from Maestro Peter Tiboris: Reflections on […]

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A History of Western Choral Music

The Organ at St. Marienkirsche in Berlin

Before French horns, violins, pianos, and even drums there was the voice – a singular musical instrument common to the entire family of man, yet so versatile that no two cultures developed the same vocal traditions. If you are in a choir today, you’ve probably noticed that much of Western choral music is religious in […]

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Terre Johnson – Conductor, Composer, Educator

Dr. Terre Johnson celebrates the premiere of his work, Missa Femina, in Florence

Former MidAmerica Productions Conductor-in-Residence, Dr. Terre Johnson, has led performances all over the world. Although he has held several secular music director positions since earning his doctorate, he has always been involved in church music; he currently works as Minister of Music at the Vestavia Hills Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where he has lived […]

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How Do We Get to Carnegie Hall?

Performers singing at Carnegie Hall

Practice may be what gets you to Carnegie Hall, but what can you expect once you’re there? All over the world, musicians young and old aspire to perform in the hall that has become the epicenter of the modern classical music world. Even if Carnegie Hall seems larger than life, performing there is well within […]

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