Winthrop University: Winthrop Music Groups Named National Semifinalists in Music Competition
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Winthrop Music Groups Named National Semifinalists in Music Competition

March 07, 2022

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  • The organization recognizes the best in music across the nation based on submitted performance recordings – particularly those that have excelled musically and incorporated creativity into the programming.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Let this be music to the Winthrop University community’s ears: The American Prize has recognized faculty member Jeremy Mims and multiple Winthrop music ensembles as national semifinalists in the chorus and conducting categories. 

*Choral Performance, University Division: Winthrop Chorale

*Choral Performance, University Division: Winthrop Chamber Singers

Only 15 other universities nationwide earned this honor.

*Choral Performance, Community: Inspirar. This group is comprised of Winthrop alumni and conducted by Mims, assistant professor of music.

*Dale Warland Award in Choral Conducting: Jeremy Mims

The organization recognizes the best in music across the nation based on submitted performance recordings – particularly those that have excelled musically and incorporated creativity into the programming.

“I am proud of the passion they exude in performances,” Mims said of the Winthrop performers. “They are committed to excellence, but they are also devoted to telling stories that need to be told and to inspire those who listen.”

In addition to his professor duties, Mims directs all of Winthrop’s choral activities. He’s served as musical director, chorus master and accompanist for shows for professional, collegiate and local theatres and opera companies, and has showcased his talents on the national and international stage as well. Twice, he’s performed as the pianist at the Prague Choral Festival. 

He holds degrees from Hardin-Simmons University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. 

For more information on the Department of Music, visit the website or call 803/323-2255. 

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