Praised by audiences wherever it has appeared, the North Central College Concert Choir performs a variety of sacred music, choral classics, spirituals and folk music from all historical periods. Selected by audition, the members of the 50-voice choir come from states across the nation and represent most academic disciplines on campus. The Concert Choir has traveled to California, Florida, New York, Texas and throughout the Midwest on its annual tours. We encourage you to sample our music.
Dr. Ramona Wis is the Mimi Rolland Distinguished Professor in the Fine Arts at North Central College, where she teaches methods and conducting courses and is chair of the Department of Music, in addition to her conducting duties with the Women's Chorale and the Chamber Singers. Dr. Wis holds degrees from the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and is active as a festival conductor, clinician, writer and public speaker, specifically in the areas of leadership and rehearsal techniques. Her book, The Conductor as Leader: Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium, is quickly becoming a classic in the fields of conducting and leadership. Prior to joining the North Central faculty, Dr. Wis taught at Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University, as well as in the public schools. She has served as President of the American Choral Directors Association in Illinois and on both ACDA and IMEA executive boards. Dr. Wis has sung under Robert Shaw, James Levine and Margaret Hillis, and has conducted and performed in professional, community and academic settings for more than 30 years.