Gary E. Morris, director of choirs at Arkansas Tech University, has received the distinction of serving as conductor for the Arkansas All State Mixed Choir during the 2017 Arkansas Choral Directors Association (ArkCDA) All State Clinic in Hot Springs on Saturday, Feb. 18.
The performance will begin at noon in hall A at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Admission will be open to the public.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of ArkCDA and its All State Choir program. Morris' selection marks just the third time in those 50 years that the conductor for the honor choir has been from Arkansas.
An honorary member of ArkCDA, Morris served on the organization's board for 24 years during his time as a secondary choral educator.
Morris has served as a member of the ATU faculty since 2002. He will retire effective May 13, 2017.