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Dr. Paul Nesheim Named Director of The Augustana Choir

Location: Maryland, USA

Augustana College today announced that Dr. Paul Nesheim has been named associate professor of music and director ofThe Augustana Choir, the fifth in the Choir’s 90-year history.

He succeeds Dr. James Johnson, who was named principal conductor of Choral and Instrumental Ensembles for First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls in summer 2011. For the 2011-12 academic year, Dr. Weston Noble, former long-time conductor of the Luther College Nordic Choir, has served as interim Choir director.

Dr. Nesheim most recently served as associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he conducted three choirs and taught choral conducting. He also served as artistic director of the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale and the conductor of the Senior Choir at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead.