Archive | August, 2019

BUSINESS NEWS: Award-winning Choir Director Chris Maunu Announces New Website

From Chris Maunu: Hey choral friends! I am so excited to launch my brand new website!!! This site hosts clinician appearances, recordings/videos, articles (including brand new Choral Journal feature) and…

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KUDOS: Arvada West Choir Director Chris Maunu Wins Community Media’s “Best of the Best” Award

COMBO wants to congratulate Arvada West Choir Director Chris Maunu for winning the 2019 Colorado Community Media’s “Best of the Best” Award this past week. Chris is the “Mr. Shue”…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Vocal-Showcase.jpgNEWS: Arvada West Show Choir “Vocal Showcase” Performing at Competition in Belgium

NEWS: Arvada West Show Choir “Vocal Showcase” Performing at Competition in Belgium

From Chris Maunu on Facebook: I’m so excited, humbled, and honored to share that Vocal Showcase has been accepted by audition to perform in the Champions Competition of the 11th…

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KUDOS: Arvada West’s Chris Maunu Honored by the Country Music Association

KUDOS: Arvada West’s Chris Maunu Honored by the Country Music Association

Chris Maunu on Facebook: I am so humbled and honored to share that I am 1 of 10 educators in the United States named as a CMA Country Music Association…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Natl-Festival-Chorus-2020.jpgKUDOS: And speaking of the Grammys Educator Award…

KUDOS: And speaking of the Grammys Educator Award…

Arvada West High School Music educator/teacher Chris Maunu was nominated for the Grammy Educator of the Year Award in 2018. Chris keeps us updated on his adventures and just sent…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Arvada-West-HS-Choir.jpgKUDOS: to Company West of Arvada West HS – To Perform on National Stage

KUDOS: to Company West of Arvada West HS – To Perform on National Stage

From Chris Maunu: Congratulations to Company West, who will be performing on the MFA national stage in less than 8 weeks! I’m so excited to meet these other wonderful directors…

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KUDOS: Arvada West High School “Company West” Invited to 2019 National Choir Festival

KUDOS: Arvada West High School “Company West” Invited to 2019 National Choir Festival

Choir Director Chris Maunu writes: Congratulations to Company West on their invitation to perform at the 2019 Music for All National Choir Festival in Indianapolis, IN! I just sat and…

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KUDOS: Arvada West’s Vocal Showcase Named Winner of the American Prize in Choral Performance // And to PJ Zahn and The Hollow

KUDOS: Arvada West’s Vocal Showcase Named Winner of the American Prize in Choral Performance // And to PJ Zahn and The Hollow

I am so humbled and honored to announce that Arvada West’s Vocal Showcase has been named WINNER of the AMERICAN PRIZE in Choral Performance!!! To all of the past and…

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KUDOS: To Arvada West High School’s Vocal Showcase – Finalist for American Prize

KUDOS: To Arvada West High School’s Vocal Showcase – Finalist for American Prize

From Chris Maunu: Congratulations to Vocal Showcase for being named 1 of 7 Finalists for the AMERICAN PRIZE in Choral Performance. Winner to be announced in a few weeks! The…

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NEWS: 34 Students from Arvada West HS Make All State Choir

NEWS: 34 Students from Arvada West HS Make All State Choir

Thirty-four students from Arvada West HS were selected and performed with the 2018 Colorado All State Choir. Thousands of juniors and seniors audition in the fall and a few hundred…

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EVENTS: COMBO’s Grammy Watching Party on Sunday, January 28th at Irish Snug

EVENTS: COMBO’s Grammy Watching Party on Sunday, January 28th at Irish Snug

Chris Daniels, Freddie Gowdy and The Kings’ Album ‘Blues With Horns’ are nominated for Grammy; Airshow Mastering is nominated for a Grammy; and Arvada High School Choir Teacher Chris Maunu…

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KUDOS: Music Educator Award 2018: 10 Finalists Revealed – Includes Chris Maunu from Arvada, CO

KUDOS: Music Educator Award 2018: 10 Finalists Revealed – Includes Chris Maunu from Arvada, CO

Music teachers play an integral role in stewarding the future promise of young musicians. That’s the underlying theme behind the Music Educator Award, a joint honor presented by the Recording…

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