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Some of the participants…
Hank Alviani
Mark Boyle
Earlene Brasher
Jeffrey Brunner
Lindsey Bruno
Craig Cannon
Shaun Cloonan
Jeffrey Cooper
Caron Daley
Peter de Mets
Peggy Dettwiler
Beth Eger
Matthew Erpelding
Carol Evans
Alexis Farrell
Gretchen Franz
Matt Fritz
Tracy Griffie
Patricia Guth
Jessica Halter
Joy Hirokawa
Jenny Hutton
Randy Ide
Jaclyn Johnson
Jennifer Kelly
Brianna Kislak
Sarah Kreider
Keith LaBar
Ethan LaPlaca
Stephanie Magaro
Chris McGinley
Susan Medley
Lorraine Milovac
James T. Moyer
James D. Moyer
Grace Muzzo
Justin Myers
Rob Natter
Kim Rauch
Kelly Rocchi
Jason Sandonato
Karl Segletes
Jordan Shomper
Jayne Swank Borras
Julia Thorn
Sarah Wingard
Randy Yoder
Mark Zortman

Our Headliner: Vance George

Monday, August 1
9:45-10:00 Welcome

10:00-11:00 Interest Session 1
•Being the Middle Child: Bringing Your Middle School Feeder Program to Life – Presenter:  Alexis Farrell
Being the Middle Child: Bringing Your Middle School Feeder Program to Life
This session will include strategies and processes designed to move students forward coming from elementary school choir so that they will be prepared for high school choir.         

Presenter:  Alexis Farrell
is in her 10th year as a choral educator at Palmyra Area School District in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Currently, she directs instruction for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade concert choirs, 6th grade general music classes, the middle school select ensemble, “Cougar Noise”, and is teaching high school choir for the first time this year! Under her direction, “Cougar Noise” performs in many different venues. The ensemble has been invited to perform at the state Capitol for various occasions and students have performed at Mansfield University for a vocal jazz festival where they worked with the vocal jazz group “Voice Trek”. Students have performed at the Penn State University-Harrisburg campus alongside high school ensembles for adjudications and clinics. She has also worked as co-director of the middle school musical in 2007 and directs Ladies Nite Out and Boyz Nite Out, which are gender-based choral opportunities for students and parents district-wide.  The high school Concert Choir had the opportunity to perform at the Harrisburg Capitol building this year.  The ensemble was also invited to sing at the first ever Lebanon Valley College High School Choir Invitational.
Ms. Farrell been a guest conductor for Lycoming County Junior High Honor Choir (November, 2013), Berks County Junior High Honors Choir (April, 2015), and most recently, Sweet Soundsations all-female  honor choir (November, 2015).
Mrs. Farrell has served on the
American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania since 2011 as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Middle School/Junior High voices. Before coming to Palmyra, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and French Language from Lebanon Valley College. Alexis has since earned her Master’s Degree from Penn State University in Teaching and Curriculum. She currently resides in Harrisburg, PA with her husband and daughter where she enjoys singing, listening to jazz, baking cakes, and relaxing on her deck with family and friends.
•They’re Too Pooped to Phonate, but You Need to Rehearse – Presenter: Judith Nicosia
They’re Too Pooped to Phonate, but You Need to Rehearse
When your choir is “sung out,” either too exhausted or vocally impaired to sing well, what can you do to resuscitate the sound and help them get back to singing with better tone? This session will provide exercises and demonstrations that will release laryngeal tension, relax the vocal folds, improve breath flow, assist phonation, give singers a new way to experience resonance on their own, and help rebuild healthy vocal habits. There will be a handout and some freebies! Participants need to bring a pencil or pen, their own power supply (preferably a respiratory system) and a sense of humor.

Presenter:  Judith Nicosia is Associate Professor in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she teaches voice, voice pedagogy, and vocal literature. She has been an invited clinician at local, regional, and national levels for ACDA and NATS and has served as a choral and solo adjudicator for festivals in Canada and the U.S. 
Workshop presentations on vocal technique/vocal health have included NJMEA, NYSSMA, MMEA, MA- MEA, and ACDA state conventions in Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, New Hampshire and Ohio, among others. In 2014, she became the newest president of the New York Singing Teachers’ Association, an organization for which she was delighted to present repertoire and pedagogy sessions in their Professional Development Program during 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2013. 
Prof. Nicosia was a member of the NJ-ACDA State Board from 1991 - 2014 and happily served as NJ State President from 2000-2002. Active at the divisional level as well, she currently serves as Secretary for ACDA Eastern Division and looks forward to the 2018 conference in Pittsburgh, where she hopes you will find her at the Registration Desk.  She owns a Prius, staffs two wonderful cats and recycles everything she gets her hands on.
•Creating and Managing a For-Profit Community Choir – Presenter: Patricia (Pat) Guth
Creating and Managing a For-Profit Community Choir
Tired of dealing with Boards and tackling fundraising projects? Learn how to form and manage a thriving for-profit community choir and your members will never have to sell tickets or candy bars again! Of course, you'll add to your income as well. This workshop will include information on everything from finding your niche market to recruiting to staying organized, all without boards and committees. Get the full story from an ACDA member who has been conducting a thriving 90-voice for-profit choir for the last five years! 

Presenter:  Patricia (Pat) Guth
is a native of Philadelphia and a long-time resident of Bucks County. As an adolescent, Pat studied organ with Dr. J. Edward Hoy at the Settlement Music School as well as Dr. Thomas Cook. Upon graduating from the Philadelphia High School for Girls, she entered Westminster Choir College, where she earned a degree in music education with organ as her principal area of study. While at WCC, Pat studied voice with Helen Kemp and Brenda Smith, organ with Robert Carwithen, and conducting with Frauke Haasemann, Allen Crowell, and Joseph Flummerfelt.
Upon graduating from Westminster, Pat entered the teaching field and worked as an elementary music instructor in both public and private schools in the Philadelphia area. In addition, she has been serving area congregations as Organist/Director of Music since age 16 and currently holds that position at the Lutheran Church of God’s Love in Newtown. Pat also spent several years working with Petty-Madden Organbuilders, where she was responsible for a number of duties from working in the woodshop to tuning already-installed instruments.
In September 2012, Pat founded the Bucks County Women’s Chorus, a for-profit, non-auditioned community choir that currently boasts more than 90 members. The ensemble performs extensively throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, presenting approximately 15 concerts each year, and has donated more than $5,000 to charitable arts organizations since its founding four years ago. In 2014, the chorus traveled to Northern Italy on its first performance tour, and in spring 2016 the ensemble participated in a choral festival in Budapest and presented concerts in both Salzburg and Vienna.
Pat has been married for 35 years to fellow musician and WCC alum, Gary Guth, and the couple has two grown children – Ryan, a choral music educator and freelance musician; and Emily, who just completed her degree in musical theater. Pat also enjoys playing the harp, reading, cooking, and traveling to the places on her very long “must-see” list.
•Performing Masterworks with your High School Choir – Presenters: James D. Moyer and Lindsey Bruno
Performing Masterworks with your High School Choir
The session will cover how to begin to prepare, select, and perform major/extended choral works with your high school choir.  Ideas on presentation, collaborations, performance practices, selection of repertoire, and preparation of performing forces will be offered.

Presenters: James D. Moyer and Lindsey Bruno

James D. Moyer
, a native of Easton, Pennsylvania, is a veteran teacher of 30 years and is in his 18th year as Director of Choral Activities at Pennsbury High School.  Mr. Moyer also serves as the Coordinator of Vocal/Choral Music k-12 for the Pennsbury School District. Mr. Moyer oversees the Pennsbury High School Choral Music Department consisting of 7 choirs, over 400 students, and a choral staff of four persons.  He is also the Director of Music at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville (NJ) and is Artistic Director of the Pennsbury Community Chorus.
Before moving back to his native Pennsylvania in 1999, Mr. Moyer was Director of Choral Activities at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Mr. Moyer has been active in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) as R&S chair, State President (Virginia), and has supervised multiple convention responsibilities at both the Divisional and National levels for eight conventions.  While in Virginia he organized the first Virginia Summer Conferences and started the Virginia Middle School Honor Choir in conjunction with the VMEA All-State Chorus. He is also a contributor of choral music, book, and recording reviews to
The Choral Journal. Choirs under his direction have performed throughout the United States and across Europe, performing in such venues as the Thomaskirche and Leipzig Gewandhaus in Germany, Smetana Hall in Prague, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Ireland, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Notré Dame Cathedral in Paris, at the 41st Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy (at the direct invitation of Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti), and in the US at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Washington National Cathedral and The White House. 
Mr. Moyer has authored two chapters (
Establishing Aural Standards and Touring with Your Choir) and edited the companion compact-disc for The School Choral Program - a widely used reference/textbook published by GIA in 2008. His Pennsbury Chamber Choir is prominently featured in an aural study CD with The Choral Conductor’s Aural Tutor: Training the Ear to Diagnose Vocal Problems, GIA 2006.  Currently he is co-authoring a book with Dr. Dennis Shrock on Choral-Orchestral Repertoire that will be published by GIA in 2017.
Active as a guest conductor and clinician, he has guest conducted choral festivals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and was guest conductor of the summer High School Vocal Institute at Westminster Choir College in 2006. In 2014 Mr. Moyer was one of the inaugural inductees into the Westminster Choir College Music Education
Hall of Fame. He has studied conducting with Frauke Haasemann, Allen Crowell, Joseph Flummerfelt, Dennis Shrock and James Jordan.  Mr. Moyer holds a Bachelor of Music degree in voice/organ from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from The University of Oklahoma.

Lindsey Bruno
has been associate Choral Director at Pennsbury High School since 2014 where she directs the Women's Ensemble and Falconairs and is the Soprano Section Leader for the Pennsbury Community Choir. Lindsey earned a B.S. in Music Education, a B.A. in Vocal Performance from Lebanon Valley College, and a master's degree in Choral Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Lindsey served as Choral Director and Music Theory Teacher at North Stafford High School in Stafford, Virginia, and in 2010 was honored to be named "Teacher of the Year". Lindsey is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and she has served as Vocal Jazz R&S Chair for the Virginia Chapter of ACDA and is currently the Vocal Jazz R&R Chair for Pennsylvania.
11:00-11:15 Shop with Musical Source

11:15-12:45 Lunch (on your own)

12:45-2:00 Vance George Session: Miniature Masterpieces

2:00-2:15 Break (Shop with Musical Source/Coffee/Tea/Snacks)

2:15-2:55 Reading Session 1 (3 choices)
College & University Choirs / Self-Published Composers
Male Choirs / Women’s Choirs
Vocal Jazz / Show Choir

3:00-3:40 Reading Session 2 (3 choices)
Community Choirs / Music in Worship
Sr. High Choirs / Multicultural & Ethnic Choirs
Children’s & Community Youth Choirs / Jr. High & Middle School Choirs

3:40-4:00 Break (Shop with Musical Source/Coffee/Tea/Snacks)

4:00-5:15 Vance George Session: The Artist Conductor – You

5:15-6:00 R&R Area Roundtables

6:15-7:30 Dinner – Bowers Writers House

7:45-9:00 Director’s Chorus with Vance George: Singing Brahms with piano 4-hands

9:00 After Hours at TJ Rockwell’s
Tuesday, August 2
8:30-9:30 Interest Session 2
•That First Year – Presenter: Jordan M. Shomper 
That First Year
So you’ve landed and accepted a position in a new district…now what? Between setting up your room or choir, meeting and connecting with colleagues, and experiencing an entirely new school climate, that first year in a new district is hard. 
This session will provide a guide to succeeding in the first year as a new teacher in a school district as well as tips to be accepted into a full-time position. It will present real-world situations and how to find success in the situations presented throughout the entire year. It will attempt to address the toughest parts of a full-time, teaching position. This session will enable teachers to feel confident going into new positions and provide innovative ideas for veteran teachers.

Presenter: Jordan M. Shomper
•Your Altos will Thank You! – Presenter: Grace Muzzo
Your Altos will Thank You!
Explore the riches of accessible 19th century choral literature composed by masters, with finely crafted vocal parts (yes, altos!), elegant melodies, lush harmonic progressions and counterpoint.  With today’s emphasis on programming only the newest compositions and arrangements, we have neglected the gold standard of works from the classical and romantic tradition. Literature in this presentation will focus on secular works that are appropriate for high school and collegiate SATB choirs. Many of these scores are FREE and your choir will sound amazing.
Examples of literature to be reviewed:
  • Mendelssohn ”Abschied vom Wald,” “ The Nightingale”
  • Brahms Six Folk Songs 
  • Fauré  ”Madrigal”
  • Haydn Part-Songs
  • Elgar “As Torrents in Summer”
  • Stanford “The Blue Bird”
  • Schumann “Gypsy Life”
  • Rachmaninoff “Chorus of Spirits”
  • …and many more

Presenter: Grace Muzzo, Coordinator of the Music Division at York College of Pennsylvania, conducts the York College Chorale, Chamber Singers and founded the York College Women’s Ensemble. She also teaches courses in music education, music history and conducting.  Holding degrees from Gordon College and Westminster Choir College, she earned the DMA in Conducting from the University of Georgia.  While in Georgia, Dr. Muzzo sang under the direction of Robert Shaw as a member of the Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus. She has done considerable research on the work of composers, Arvo Pärt and John Tavener, and is the author of a discussion of their work in In Search of the Divine.
Dr. Muzzo has worked as a music educator at the elementary, secondary and collegiate level.  She has conducted and taught at Lycoming College, Bloomsburg University and the University of Georgia. A member of the American Choral Directors Association and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, she is active as a guest conductor and workshop leader at numerous conferences and festivals. She makes her home in Downingtown, PA, where participates in the music program at West Chester United Methodist Church.
•Teaching High School Male Singers When You Are a Woman: Overcoming Vocal Differences – Presenter: Jaclyn Johnson
Teaching High School Male Singers When You Are a Woman: Overcoming Vocal Differences
This research was inspired the clinician’s own personal struggles, as a beginning choir director, with teaching high school male singers. It took years to understand how to overcome difficulties like octave displacement, matching pitch, accessing the male head voice, singing through the passagio, and developing beautiful, resonant tenor and bass timbres.
            During this interest session, Johnson will briefly discuss the survey findings in order to demonstrate the need for research in this area. Then, she will give a variety of pedagogical solutions to common problems dealing with the high school male voice, with special regard to the previously mentioned issues. While these strategies will be geared towards the female teacher, they are equally transferable to male teachers, as they deal with common vocal issues, and can benefit every educator age bracket from college student to seasoned professional.

Presenter:  Jaclyn Johnson
, often described as an “energetic little firecracker” on stage, has made it her life goal to share her passion for music with ensembles and audiences around the world. Johnson is the current Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Before completing her doctoral degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Michigan, she had a thriving career as a high school choral educator for eight years. Ensembles under her direction received numerous honors and awards, including performances at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference (2011), Western Division Conference (2010), and Central Division Conference (2014). Her choirs have toured domestically and internationally to such destinations as San Francisco, New York, New Orleans, Canada, and Italy. Other conducting experiences include: Assistant Conductor for the Long Beach Camerata Singers, Co-Director of the Arrowbear Summer Music Choral Camp, and collegiate choral and orchestral ensembles including the University of Michigan Women's Glee Club, Orpheus Singers, Arts Chorale, and Michigan Pops orchestra. 
In 2014, Dr. Johnson represented the United States as an International Exchange Conductor to China. Her own vocal performance career has taken her to Russia, Czech Republic, Austria, Bratislava, Canada, China, Hawaii, Chicago, New York, New Zealand, and Australia. Johnson has been a Music Minister for the United Methodist Church since 2002 and is currently the Director of Choral Ministries at First United Methodist Church, Oak Ridge. Johnson earned a Master of Music degree in Conducting at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach, California, and a Master of Art in Teaching, Bachelor of Music in Conducting, and Bachelor of Music Education degree from Chapman University. She currently resides in Knoxville, TN with her beloved husband, Ron.
•How Do I Gesture That?  Developing a Conducting Vocabulary to Capture your Ideal Sound – Presenter: Caron Daley
How Do I Gesture That?  Developing a Conducting Vocabulary to Capture your Ideal Sound
This workshop will revisit basic conducting gestures in relationship to choral sound. Topics include conductor stance, breath, facial expression, hand/arm shape, and gestural movement quality. Participants will explore kinesthetic empathy, and its impact on vocal production and musical interpretation. In addition, participants will discover new ways to strengthen the bond between chorister response and conducting gesture. 

Presenter:  Caron Daley
is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she conducts the Voices of Spirit, Women's Pappert Chorale, and teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting. She holds a D.M.A (Choral Conducting) from the University of Toronto, an M.M. (Choral Conducting) and M.A. (Vocal Pedagogy) from The Ohio State University, an Artist Diploma (Voice) and B.Mus (Music Education) from Western University, and an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Canada Diploma (Voice).
A native of Nova Scotia, Caron has held past conducting appointments with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, University of Toronto, Trinity Western University, Dalhousie University, Salem Academy and College, and St. Michael's Choir School. A certified Dalcroze Eurhythmics practitioner, she regularly lectures on the sound-gesture relationship in choral rehearsing and conductor training. Caron sits on the editorial board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization’s Choral Scholar and Choral Canada's Anacrusis, in which she writes a column entitled “Podium Perspectives”, exploring issues in conductor education and professional practice. She is also a contributor to the upcoming 4th edition of Teaching Music in Performance in Choir, published by GIA. Passionate about conductor education, Caron founded the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute, a summer program for emerging conductors, in 2013. 
9:30-9:45 Break (Shop with Musical Source/Coffee/Tea/Snacks)

9:45-10:45 Interest Session 3
•Robert Shaw:  His Atlanta Days – Presenter: Julia Brasher Thorn
Robert Shaw:  His Atlanta Days
The goals of Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony during his tenure had extensive implications for choral and instrumental music education.  His philosophy was to promote an awareness of the importance of music, to provide experiences that would result in the development of value judgments and discrimination skills, and to help individuals develop a sensitivity to the aesthetic qualities of music. This philosophy was implemented through the example of Shaw as conductor and teacher, by providing performance opportunities and listening experiences for the community which became a tremendous resource and a source of pride for Atlanta.
For 15 years I studied, performed and recorded major choral works with Mr. Shaw that shaped my personal philosophy of conducting at the collegiate level.  His influence is felt in every moment of my preparation and rehearsal.  Having had such an impact on my life I find it vitally important during this centenary of his birth to share a glimpse of his life’s work with younger conductors that didn’t have the opportunities I had as a young musician.  It is of value for more seasoned choral professionals to be reminded of the enormous contributions to music education that he established during his Atlanta days, many of which have expanded globally by those that were privileged to spend quality time with the Maestro. Through this power point presentation it is my hope that choral conductors young and old will get a glimpse of the man I believe to be the greatest conductor of our time.

Presenter: Julia Brasher Thorn
, mezzo-soprano, Julia Thorn, is a multifaceted musician with choral conducting, voice, and music education as areas of specialization.  During ten years of study at the Saratoga-Potsdam Choral Institute in New York, she trained under the batons of many of the world’s finest conductors, including Robert Shaw, Brock McElheran and Eugene Ormandy. 
As choral director and elementary music specialist in Dekalb County Schools, Decatur GA, her choirs consistently received superior festival ratings and she was selected to conduct two vocal ensembles in national recording projects for Silver Burdett and Macmillan Series textbooks.  She was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus and the Atlanta Vocal Arts Ensemble.  She holds B.M. and M.M. Degrees in Vocal Performance from Loyola University in New Orleans, and the D.M.A. Degree in Conducting from the University of Alabama.  While pursuing the doctorate under the direction of Sandra Willetts, Dr. Thorn taught in the choral and music education departments at the University of Alabama and served as Director of Choral Activities at the University of West Alabama. 
Before coming to Susquehanna University, Dr. Thorn was the Louisiana President-Elect and Repertoire and Standards Chair for Youth and Students of the American Choral Directors Association.  She is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda and was nominated for Who’s Who of America and Who’s Who of American Teachers.  In the summer of 2004, Dr. Thorn was selected as a conducting fellow for the Oregon Bach Festival with Maestro Helmuth Rilling and she made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut on February 18, 2007.  Honored as the Outstanding Teacher of the 2008-2009 academic year, she came to Susquehanna after 15 years as Professor of Music at Centenary College.
Dr. Thorn performs frequently as a guest conductor and is an active clinician and adjudicator.  Choral ensembles under her direction have given critically acclaimed performances at national, divisional and state conferences of ACDA, NAfME, NCCO, the Spivey Hall Educational Concert Series, and are featured on recordings from Santa Barbara Music Publishers. Julia Thorn holds the Cyril M. Stretansky Distinguished Professorship Chair in Choral Music, is Director of Choral Activities at Susquehanna University and organist at Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg, PA.
•Building independent musicianship through Audiation, Visualization, and Anticipation – Presenter: Christopher G. McGinley
Building independent musicianship through Audiation, Visualization, and Anticipation
This session will focus on warmups, activities, and methods designed around the premise that music-making is at its most successful, joyful, and efficient when our singers can perceive and rise to the challenges of rhythm, melody, harmony, and expression in the music we give them. We’ll reinforce aural concepts already at our disposal (solfège, hand signs) with visual tools available to most teachers (projectors, math manipulatives) in order to help singers conceptualize the abstract elements of pitch and time. We’ll spend most of this session singing, clapping, playing, and moving with topics to include beat divisions, ties and dotted notes, sight singing, cross-rhythms, phrasing/dynamics, and harmonic improvisation. In addition to exercises for individual musicianship, we’ll explore strategies for dealing with specific, repertoire-based challenges such as irregular meter, altered scales, and unconventional harmony. The methods covered in this session will apply to choirs of a wide range of ages and abilities.

Presenter: Christopher G. McGinley 
is a graduate student at the University of Oregon, studying for a master's degree in choral conducting under Dr. Sharon J. Paul and serving as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in music education. He completed his bachelor’s degree in music education under Paul Head at the University of Delaware. A long-time Pennsylvania resident, Chris has directed men’s, women’s, children’s, and mixed choirs in the Philadelphia area, most notably through Concordia Choral Arts (Paoli) and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Philadelphia), where he taught courses in general music, world music, and music history to students in grades 4–12.
•From the outback to the islands: Australian choral music for all choir levels – Presenter: Kym Scott
From the outback to the islands: Australian choral music for all choir levels
The composition of new Australian choral music has flourished over the last fifty years, however, outside of Australia, this music is relatively unknown.  Through the vast and diverse Australian landscape, the traditions and sounds of the Indigenous Aborigines, and the music of neighboring countries, such as Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands, Australian choral composers have found a rich and unique voice that is distinctively Australian.  This interest session focuses on presenting Australian choral literature that is accessible to choirs of different ages and capabilities, including children's choruses, high school and university choirs, community choirs, and semi-professional ensembles.

Presenter: Dr. Kym Scott
is the Director of Choral Activities at West Virginia University where she conducts four choirs, teaches undergraduate conducting, and graduate choral literature, choral techniques, and choral conducting. She received her doctorate in choral music from the University of Southern California. Dr. Scott has participated in numerous festivals, workshops, and events as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. A native of Australia, she is very passionate about the music of her country and enjoys sharing this great repertoire with music educators throughout the United States and beyond.  In 2014, she presented on this topic at the World Choral Symposium in Seoul, South Korea and continues to present throughout the United States on a regular basis.
10:45-11:00 Break (Shop with Musical Source)

11:00-12:15 Vance George Session: Sing It Like You Say It – Choral Colors

12:15-1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:15 R&R Area Roundtables

2:15-2:30 Break (Shop with Musical Source/Coffee/Tea/Snacks)

2:30-3:30 Q&A with Vance George

3:30-4:00 Closing sing – Vance George

4:00 Conference concludes (Board meeting to follow)