WSC Freshman, Shawn Postovit, received an acceptance letter in April not only to be a member of the Northern Ambassadors of Music, but to participate in a music performance tour of Europe during the summer of 2019.
Nominated by his band and choir director from Tioga, Ella Lewis, Postovit joins the select honor group composed of students from North Dakota and Montana.
"I about hit the floor and started bawling when I read the first line, 'Dear Shawn, It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been selected by your director to receive this invitation to participate in a music performance tour of Europe during the summer of 2019.'" explained Postovit. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I have never left the county, not even to Canada and now I have been selected to go on a European tour, it's really an honor."
From July 9, 2019 until July 24, 2019, Postovit and his fellow ambassadors will visit seven counties including England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany. The tour includes a concert band, concert choir, and a jazz ensemble.
Originally from Tioga, Postovit was in band and choir for the majority of his time in high school. Postovit is a Tenor and plays the French horn. Both areas were included in his welcome packet.
Postovit even received a letter from Governor Doug Burgum congratulating him on this accomplishment.
"Compliments to you on this tremendous privilege and accomplishment," stated Burgum in his letter. "Your selection to participate in this musical tour brings pride and honor to your community and the state of North Dakota."
Postovit is work full-time this summer at the NDSU Research center in Williston.
After graduating from WSC next year under the Regional County Scholarship, Postovit intends to transfer to NDSU to double major in Agriculture Education and Music Education.
If you are interested in helping Postovit fundraise to attend this European tour, please contact
Kim Weismann, Arts and Human Sciences Chair, Associate Professor, at 701.774.4503 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on WSC please visit www.willistonstate.edu
call 1.888.863.9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND