Maglione named endowed chair


Anthony Maglione portraitDr. Anthony J. Maglione, associate professor of music and director of choral studies, has been named the Robert H. McKee Endowed Chair in Music. He was installed at Opening Convocation ceremonies on campus on Sept. 10. 

Maglione joined the William Jewell faculty in 2010. Under his direction, Jewell’s Concert Choir was twice awarded 2nd Place for the American Prize in Choral Performance, College/University Division and has recorded two internationally released commercial albums. Jewell choirs have also been featured at recent national conferences of The American Choral Directors Association and The American Guild of Organists. A sought-after conductor, he regularly teaches workshops and leads honor choirs around the country.

An active composer, Maglione’s works have appeared at state and national-level conventions, on TV, in video games and have been recorded on Albany, Centaur, Gothic and Spiritum records. As a tenor, Maglione currently performs and records nationally with Artefact Ensemble, The Same Stream, and the GRAMMY-nominated St. Tikhon Choir.

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