Reinbeck - Gladbrook Reinbeck High School hoste the 2014 NICL Vocal Music Festival last week featuring the concert choirs of area high schools: AGWSR, Dike New Hartford, Gladbrook Reinbeck, Hudson and Waterloo Columbus. Each individual high school choir performed a chosen musical selection for concert. Additionally, the five participating high schools learned and performed four selections the day of concert and performed together as one choir under guest director Dr. John Len Wiles of the University of Northern Iowa.
Dr. John Len Wiles is an assistant professor of Choral Conducting where he conducts Concert Chorale, Cantorei and the Varsity Men's Glee Club and teaches graduate students. Prior to his appointment at UNI, he was a lecturer and fellow of conducting and ensembles at the University of Texas at Austin where he conducted university choirs. His choirs have toured internationally including Austria, France, Germany and Mexico. An active clinician, he has worked with colleges, high schools, and middle schools in Arizona, California, Iowa, Nebraska and Texas.