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Wheaton Academy Concert Choir



Biography

Founded in 1853, Wheaton Academy is a Christian, college-preparatory high school with 630 students.  The school is located thirty miles west of downtown Chicago.

The Wheaton Academy Choral Music Department currently has over 80 students enrolled in 4 different choral ensembles.  The Wheaton Academy Concert Choir is the school’s premiere vocal ensemble.  It is an auditioned group of 41 mixed voices, which tours annually throughout the United States. Kantorei is a select group of 13 singers from within the Concert Choir. In 2010, the Concert Choir was honored with an invitation to perform at the Illinois Music Educator’s All-State Convention.

Joel Visker, Director, is in his seventh year at Wheaton Academy.  He received a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Western Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Choral Music Education from Dordt College in Iowa.  Before coming to Wheaton Academy, Mr. Visker taught Choral Music for 3 years at Lynden Christian School in Lynden, Washington.  He holds membership in both the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) and the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA), and is an active member in the Voice Care Network.

Watch Past Performances

Video 3/14/2012: Wheaton Academy Concert Choir

Students from the Chicago school perform a vocal program showcasing the talents they have honed through intensive voice lessons, performing tours, and competitions.

Wheaton Academy Concert Choir