Folker Named Director of Judson University Community School of Musical Arts | Judson University Christian College

Michael Folker Named Director of the Reorganized Judson University Community School of Musical Arts

Michael Folker(ELGIN, IL – February 10, 2021) The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts at Judson University announces the appointment of Michael Folker as the director of the newly reorganized Judson University Community School of Musical Arts. Professor Folker is currently the percussion instructor and the director of the Percussion Ensemble at Judson University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Professor Folker into an even more substantive role with the DCWPA,” said Demoss Center Director Dr. Warren Anderson. “We look forward to his bringing the same kind of excellence and enthusiasm to this community-building effort that he has displayed with the Judson Percussion Ensemble these past five years.”

Professor Folker has been performing and teaching as a professional percussionist for more than 30 years, bringing not only this extensive background to the directorship but also innovative and creative educational programming as well. He is the creator of "The Magic of Music" and "The Magic of Rhythm" educational programs, which combine his musical abilities with his magician skills to the delight of audiences both young and old.

The Judson University Community School of Musical Arts intends to officially open its doors to students from the community for the Fall 2021 semester. Judson’s Community School of Musical Arts has not operated due to the COVID-19 pandemic since it closed in March 2020. Typically, musicians wishing to receive private instrumental and vocal lessons, would register for a semester of classes taught by Judson’s faculty and accomplished performance students. The program has also offered a youth choir. Administrators plan for the Judson University Community School of Musical Arts to provide lessons for the Fall 2021 semester. Learn more about the program here.

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