Monday, April 27, 2009

Windiana Performs at National Chinese Language Conference

Valparaiso University’s Confucius Institute is sponsoring a performance by Windiana concert band at the closing session of the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) in Chicago on 2 May. Thousands of educators from across the United States are attending the conference – an annual meeting promoting Chinese language education and fostering global competence among U.S. students.

Led by Dr. Jeff Doebler, associate professor of music and director of bands at Valpo, Windiana will perform several arrangements of Chinese folk songs during the conference’s closing plenary session at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Chicago. During each of the past three summers, Dr. Doebler has led Windiana on tours of China that received national media attention.

NCLC is co-sponsored by the College Board, Asia Society and Confucius Institute Headquarters.

The Confucius Institute is a non-profit institute established and funded by the Chinese government to promote cultural, business, educational, artistic and government exchanges. Valpo’s Confucius Institute is working to develop exchanges between northern Indiana and the province of Zhejiang – which became Indiana’s sister province in 1989.


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