Hanover College & National World Musics and Cultures R&R Chair
Bio: Madlen Batchvarova, DMA, is the ACDA National World Musics and Cultures Chair (). She is a dynamic conductor, clinician, music educator, pianist, and singer, who is equally adept with classical and world music repertoire. A native of Bulgaria, Batchvarova has honed her ability to communicate with choirs while performing and recording under the baton of Maestro Robert Shaw and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus. Highlights of her participation with the ensembles include a GRAMMY Award, Carnegie Hall concerts and participation at the Opening Ceremonies of the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Dr. Batchvarova is in demand as a guest clinician and conductor. She has led festival, honor and all-state choirs in the USA and Europe and is a sought-after presenter of interest sessions and clinics Batchvarova has conducted and presented her scholarly work at celebrated venues such as Musikverein, Vienna; the Palace of Culture in Sofia, Academy for Music, Dance and Fine Arts, and Trakiya University, Bulgaria; the Royal Academy of Music, and King’s College, London; the University of Granada, Spain, and at national, state and division ACDA conferences.
Currently, Dr. Batchvarova is Professor of Music, Department of Music Chair and Director of Choral Programs at Hanover College, Indiana where she directs choral ensembles, teaches conducting, voice, piano and music history.