Male Ensemble Northwest Front row: (L to R) Max Mendez, Brent LiaBraaten, Kirk Marcy, Dan Davison, Jim Taylor, Matt Pierce Back Row: (L to R) Andy Marshall, Phill Hurley, Seth McMullen, Reg Unterseher, Wallace Long, Ryan Smit, Timothy Westerhaus, Justin Raffa
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Looking for a Tax Deduction? MEN is now a non-profit organization. If you appreciate the work that Male Ensemble Northwest is doing and would like to make a tax deductible donate to help us with our mission, please contact us to find out how you can help. Taking our workshops into communities takes money. We are looking for people and organizations to help support us as we travel around the Northwest encouraging young men to participate in their local choral programs. THANK YOU!
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Male Ensemble Northwest was formed in Longview, Washington, in 1982, the brainchild of Howard Meharg of Longview, who wanted to form a singing group as well as encourage young males in public schools to sing in choirs of all kinds. Thus it was that Male Ensemble Northwest was formed to demonstrate a high level of music making by choral conductors from the Pacific Northwest region and also to promote male choral singing.
In the years since its inception, MEN has appeared in concerts from local churches and auditoriums to regional and national audiences, always remembering to spread the message of male singing. They have performed at national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association in Washington, D. C., and San Antonio; and several Northwest regional conventions. They have appeared at the leadership conference of ACDA in Lawton, OK, and several state conventions, most recently in Oshkosh, WI.
While a high level of artistry is always an important goal, the members of MEN value the professional and personal associations they have with each other. It is important that the personal soul is fed as well as the artistic.