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Hometown news: Bemidji Choir members for 2012-13

Founded in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson, Bemidji State University’s Bemidji Choir has had the privilege of being apart of things such as the national and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference, where they have represented the United States five times.

The choir has also represented BSU by attending music festivals all around the world including the Israel Festival and the World Festival of Choirs in Israel.

The Bemidji Choir is consisted of three small groups including Menís Choir, Chamber Singers and Womenís Chorus. Each group attends various concerts throughout the year.

The Bemidji Choir opened its 2012-13 schedule at the Carl O. Thompson Memorial concert, dedicated to the memory of the choirís founder and the traditional kickoff concert for Bemidji Stateís musical performance season.

For more information about the Bemidji Choir, visit

Anoka |55303| Alexandra Lekkas, freshman, elementary education
Badger |56714| Amber Joel, senior, music
Bemidji |56601| Miranda Carlson, freshman, music
Bemidji |56601| Tia Ellies, junior, music
Bemidji |56601| Jessie Fisher, senior, music
Bemidji |56601| Chelsea Knutson, freshman, biology
Bemidji |56601| Charlie Stier, senior, freshman
Bemidji |56601| Amy Peterson, freshman, elementary education
Bemidji |56601| Courtney Guck. senior, elementary education
Bemidji |56601| Mallory Herbert, senior, business administration
Bemidji |56601| NikkiLee Nolden, freshman, music
Bemidji |56601| Steven Mayer, sophomore, psychology
Bemidji |56601| Erik Bergsven, senior, music
Brainerd |56401| Megen Tschida, freshman, criminal justice
Browns Valley |56219| Joe Colago, junior, music
Cohasset |55721| Jenelle Benson, senior, elementary education
Cook |55723| Rachel Johnson, senior, elementary education
Coon Rapids |55433| Anna DeJong, senior, music
Coon Rapids |55433| Jess Jacobson, senior, music
Deerwood |56444| Lauren Skarloken, senior music
Elk River |55330| Collin Dessellier, sophomore, music
Elk River |55330| Bailey Lore, sophomore, undeclared
Fergus Falls |56537| Matt Donoho, freshman, mass communication
Garvin |56132| Melissa Noerenberg, senior, biology
Gaylord |55334| Sonja Sprandel, freshman, English
Grand Rapids |55744| Miranda Fierek, senior, music
Henning |56551| Marc Seabrook, sophomore, accounting
Laporte |56461| Lori Roed, sophomore, undeclared
Lester Prairie |55354| Gwen Pelzel, sophomore, music
Lino Lakes |55014| Jessica Meierhofer, junior, psychology
Little Cananda |55109| Callie Dunbar, sophomore, music
Montevideo |56265| Anne Jo Christians, freshman, elementary education
Ray |56669| Shelby Thorstad, junior, mass communication
Saint Cloud |56304| Zaq Swank, senior, music
Thief River Falls |56701| Lorissa Craigmile, junior, music

Chandler |85226| Emily Cooper, senior, music

Lenexa |66216| Amanda Boring, senior, mathematics education

Phillips |54555| Alexa Schillinger, junior, biology

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesotaís lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.