- Carthage College
Eduardo García-Novelli, a native of Argentina, is Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Chair of the Music Department at Carthage College where he conducts the Carthage Choir. Since his arrival at Carthage in the fall of 2008, the Carthage Choir has completed three highly successful European tours (Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, 2009; Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, 2012; Spain, 2015) and the United States (DC area, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin). The choir was selected to perform before the membership of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2009 and again in 2012, and the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association in 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in 2017, in Wausau, Wisconsin. He had the honor of conducting the Carthage Choir in its debut solo concert at Carnegie Hall in May 2011. In October 2014 the Carthage Choir performed Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 in D minor with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Robert Hasty. The choir collaborated once again with this ensemble in April of 2016, performing Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Tremper High School Chorale (Polly Amborn, director) as guests. The same groups will team up to present Beethoven´s Mass in C in April of 2018 at A. F. Siebert Chapel on campus. In April of 2017 Carthage Choir performed Fauré’s Requiem Op. 48 with Carthage Philharmonic, conducted by Dr. Ed. Kawakammi, with Indian Trail High School and Academy Chorale, John Choir, director.
Dr. García-Novelli holds undergraduate degrees in music education from the Conservatorio Manuel de Falla, and in choral conducting from the Conservatorio Juan José Castro, both in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his homeland Dr. García-Novelli led for eight years the award-winning, 300-member high school choral program at Belgrano Day School in Buenos Aires, which included music theatre productions, and national, South-American, and European tours. Concurrently, he served as Assistant Director of the prestigious National Young People’s Choir.
After moving to the United States to pursue graduate studies in music, he graduated with distinction with a Master of Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas. Dr. García-Novelli served as Assistant Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus for five seasons. In that capacity he had the privilege of helping in the preparation of many large choral-symphonic works for several world-renowned conductors.
Dr. García-Novelli served one year as Director of Choral Activities at Lee College in Baytown, Texas (2001-2002), and completed six years as Director of Choral Activities at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in 2008. During his time in Beaumont, Lamar’s A Cappella Choir was selected to perform for the 2007 Texas Music Educators Association’s prestigious Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, an honor the University received for the first time in 40 years. In the same year the choir was invited to perform for the opening gala ceremony of the IV International Choral Festival: Central America and The Caribbean Sing in Panama City, Panama, in 2007. In 2008 the choir was selected to perform at the National Conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was the first time in the history of Lamar University’s choral program that the choir was recognized at the national level.
While at Lamar, Dr. García-Novelli also developed the highly recognized LU All-State Summer Choir Camp, attracting nearly 400 high school students each year. In 2006 Lamar University honored him with the Faculty Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching. Finally, Dr. García-Novelli also served as Chorus Director for the Symphony of Southeast Texas, preparing choral-orchestral works for music director Christopher Zimmermann.
As a church musician, Dr. García-Novelli served as Director of Music Ministries in churches in his home country, in New Jersey, and in Texas. Under Dr. Garcia-Novelli’s leadership, First United Methodist Church of Beaumont Chancel Choir completed two European tours. He currently serves as choir director at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church in Racine, Wisconsin.
In August of 2010 Dr. García-Novelli was appointed Music Director of “The Master Singers of Milwaukee,” a high level choral ensemble with a 40-year history and regular four-concert seasons. In March of 2015 Eduardo returned to Carnegie Hall to conduct a festival choir of more than 250 singers, professional soloists, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble in Franz Schubert’s historic Mass in G. In June of 2016 he had the honor of conducting Mozart’s Missa brevis in F, K192 with a festival choir, professional soloists, and orchestra at Peterskirche in Vienna, Austria, under the auspices of MidAm International. He returned once again to Carnegie Hall in March of 2017, conducting a large national festival choir, professional soloists, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble in Mozart´s iconic Coronation Mass. In July of 2017, and culminating a year of great success, Dr. García-Novelli served as Conductor-in-Residence with the professional award-winning ensemble Coro Nacional de Jóvenes (National Young People Choir) of Argentina, offering an all-American choral music program in two concerts in Buenos Aires, at the spectacular CCK (Kirchner Cultural Center), the newest concert hall in this beautiful capital city.
Dr. García-Novelli is a national prize winner for the “La Nación” (Argentina-1st Prize, 1992 and 1993) and the ACDA (US-2nd Prize, 1999) competitions. He and his wife, María Fernanda Fiocchi, live in Racine, Wisconsin. They have two children, Mateo (20) and Camila (16).
Dr. García-Novelli teaches classes in conducting and aural skills, and also conducts the Carthage Choir. Since his arrival to Carthage in the fall of 2008, Carthage Choir has toured Europe and the United States, and has been selected to perform before the membership of Wisconsin Music Educators Association and Wisconsin Choral Directors Association.
Chair, Music Department
Director of Choral Activities
Director of the Carthage Choir
Professor of Music
- Conservatorio Manuel de Falla — Buenos Aires, Argentina; Music Education
- Conservatorio Juan Jose Castro — La Lucila, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Choir Master
- Westminister Choir College — Princeton, New Jersey; Master of Music in Choral Conducting
- Moores School of Music, University of Houston — Houston, Texas; Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting
- MUS 0010 Carthage Choir
- MUS 3110 Choral Conducting and Techniques
- MUS 3130 Choral Literature