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Conductor Will Come To Wolf Point

A famous conductor will come to Wolf Point this fall, according to the school’s music director.

Famed choral conductor Charles Bruffy plans to travel to eastern Montana in either September or October. Wolf Point swing choir students met Bruffy during a trip to Kansas City. Wolf Point music teacher Russell Johnson explained that a volunteer asked them where they were from. After they told him, they were from Wolf Point, Mont., Bruffy soon came by to greet the students. “He travels the United States to provide instruction,” Johnson said.

Originally, the plan was for Bruffy to come in May, but officials feel the fall is a better time.

“After having several conversations with him, we determined it would be best for him to visit next school year,” Johnson said. “He will be here at the end of September or beginning of October.”

Johnson added the visit in the fall will allow more schools to participate and plan ahead.

“It will give them a chance to work on music for a combined choir concert,” Johnson said.

Bruffy is a three-time Grammy Award winner. He is one of the most admired choral conductors in the United States, Bruffy began his career as a tenor soloist, performing with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in recordings and in concerts in France and at Carnegie Hall.

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