Honor Music Festival
Tuolumne County is pleased to welcome a familiar face to Sonora High School. Mr. Patrick Sieben, who directed the Sonora High School Golden Regiment from 1983 to 2007, will be the Honor Music Festival Guest Conductor. In addition to his work with the Golden Regiment, Mr. Sieben was Director of Symphony of the Sierra from 1992 t0 1998. Most recently, Mr. Sieben was a Music Instructor and Director of Bands at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas, from 2007 to 2017.
Dr. Tony Mowrer has been with the faculty at CSU Fresno since 2007, coordinating the Music Education program and teaching courses. His career has spanned 40 years at the high school and college level, with his high school choirs routinely receiving Excellent and Superior ratings in festivals. Dr. Mowrer has conducted the Men’s and Women’s Choirs and the University’s Chamber Singers. He served as Music Department Chair at CSU Fresno from 2012 to 2016 and has published research on ensemble tuning, integration of music into general education, and advocacy.