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NPR radio features CIS choir

NPR radio features CIS choir

Andria Barrett, Photographer

January 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Dec. 4 the College in the Schools, (CIS) choir was chosen to have two of their songs aired on the radio. The class traveled to the Ordway in St. Paul to record Tykus Tykus, a Lithuanian folk song by Vaclovas Augustinas and Alleluia by Fredrik Sixten. At 3 p.m. their songs aired on the popular NPR Classical S...

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

New choir teacher Angela Mitchell hits high note

Jack DeGonda, Social Media Editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under Arts, Local Arts

Last year, after 28 years of directing the Stillwater choir, Erik Christiansen retired. His absence raised the question of who will take his place? There's no doubt that thought had been given to this question before, and there were many people eager and hopeful that they could receive the responsibili...

Mitchell fills big shoes with choir

Mitchell fills big shoes with choir

Kalley Lewis, Copy Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

Choir director Angela Mitchell is following in the footsteps of Erik "Doc" Christiansen in directing The Stillwater Choir. The Stillwater Choir is a large ensemble of high level singers that has been conducted by Erik Christiansen since 1988. With the announcement of his retirement last spring, came a lot o...

Doc retires from teaching choir after 28 years

Doc retires from teaching choir after 28 years

Cailey Boisvert, Social Media Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Dr. Erik Christiansen has made a tremendous impact on the musical excellency at Stillwater Doc gave his last home concert on Tuesday April 26th, and over 200 Stillwater alumni came to celebrate the end of his 28 years at Stillwater schools. The alumni sang a piece by Rene Clausen that was commiss...

Joel Bryan leads band as new director

Joel Bryan leads band as new director

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor

October 5, 2015


Filed under News

It's a tough time for all teachers, and the band department is no exception.  Joel Bryan, a band teacher is joining the music staff to help alleviate some of the problems. Bryan helps out with the Varsity Band, and in addition he helps at Lily Lake and Stonebridge elementary.  A new teacher was n...

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