Mississippi Boychoir announces Nancy Robertson, award-winning music educator, has been appointed Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season.
Robertson, a veteran music educator, has spent more than 30 years helping young people achieve higher levels of success through music. This season she will bring her considerable abilities to the podium of the Mississippi Boychoir. “Mississippi Boychoir is a vital artistic asset not only to the city of Jackson, but for the entire state of Mississippi,” says board president Steve Jackson, “The position of Artistic Director is critical in protecting and advancing the value of that asset. Ms. Robertson’s background, skills, experience, and national contacts make her uniquely qualified to lead Mississippi Boychoir in the coming years. We couldn't be more delighted that she has accepted the position as MBC’s Artistic Director."
Robertson is a Vicksburg-based music educator who is currently the Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist for Vicksburg Warren School District and Director of Choral Activities at Warren Central High School. She was named Outstanding Music Educator of the Year (2015) by the National Association of High School Music Directors (NHSAA) and received the prestigious Ernestine Ferrell Award for Excellence in Choral Music in Mississippi in 2013. Her choirs have been featured at the MHSAA convention, the Nashville Heritage Festival, San Antonio Heritage Festival, Festival Disney and have performed in national choral competitions, earning top honors.
Robertson will be joined by Assistant Director Caryn Womack and Accompanist Roseann Smith. Speaking of her appointment, Robertson says, “I am honored to have been selected as the Artistic Director for the Mississippi Boychoir. A lifelong dream has finally come true for me! What an amazing opportunity it is to be able to identify and develop the artistic talents possessed by these young men as well as enhance the sense of joy and beauty in choral singing. Choral music touches young lives through teamwork and helps the boys connect with a sense of personal worth and self-esteem. Who could possibly ask for a better life calling than that?”