Congratulations to these 16 choirs and 19 interest sessions selected for the 2022 State Conference, November 18-19, located on the beautiful campus of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi.

2022 STATE CONFERENCE CHOIRS

FRIDAY MORNING – November 18 (School & Community Spotlight)
Robbinsdale All-District Elementary Choir – Beth Schultz, Metro West
Angelica Cantanti (MS) Concert Choir – Elizabeth Egger, Metro West

Stillwater HS Concert Choir – Angela Mitchell, Metro East

FRIDAY AFTERNOON – November 18 (Urban/Diversity Youth Spotlight)
ComMUSICation – Carey Shunskis, Metro East invited
KNOWN – Courtland Pickens, Metro West invited
Urban Initiatives HS Choral Festival with VE SOTA, annual Urban invited

FRIDAY EVENING – November 18 (Star of the North HS Choral Festival)
Dr. Lynn Gackle, clinician and guest conductor
Apple Valley HS Valley Select Chorale – Joel Beyer & Reid Larsen, Metro East
Sartell HS Concert Choir – Brandon Nordhues & Joanna Richards, Central
Shakopee HS Concert Choir – Michael Kovic, Metro West
St. Michael-Albertville HS Concert Choir – Joseph Osowski, Central
 
SATURDAY MORNING – November 19 (College & Community Spotlight)
Concordia College Vocal Jazz – Wyatt Steinke, Northwest
East Central Minnesota Chorale – Charles Moe, Northeast
One Voice – Jane Ramseyer Miller – Metro East/West
 
SATURDAY AFTERNOON – November 19 (Community Spotlight)
Prairie Arts Chorale – Brandon Hurley, Southwest
Choral Arts Ensemble (Rochester) – Rick Kvam, Southeast
MN Valley Women’s Chorale – Judy Sagen, Metro East

2022 STATE CONFERENCE INTEREST SESSIONS

FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18
Transformational Choral Experience:  Leading Without Weaponizing Fear
     Dr. Richard Carrick, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
First Things First:  Introducing New Music to Young Singers
     Lucy Swanson, Forestview Middle School, Baxter
Help!  The Kids Are All Gay:  Advise From A Queer Conductor
     Grace Simpson, Faribault High School
Vocal Jazz In The Choral Classroom

     Dr. Lara Moline, St. Cloud State University

FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18 (Student Symposium)
It Starts With Me Part 1
     Judy Sagen, Minnesota Valley Women’s Chorale
Meet Maestro Philip Brunelle
     Bert Pinsonneault & Stephen Kingsbury, moderators
It Starts With Me Part 2

     Judy Sagen, Minnesota Valley Women’s Chorale

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 18 (Session #1)
Repertoire Search 2.0:  New JW Pepper Search Tools
     Dr. Andrea Pelloquin, JW Pepper & Son
Why Young Choristers?
     Sarah Abelsen, Minnewashta Elementary School, Minnetonka
Church Choirs In A Post-Pandemic World
     Dr. Jonathan Campbell, Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka
Alphabet Soup:  Celebrating LGBTQA? + Singers

     Jane Ramseyer Miller, One Voice, Twin Cities

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 18 (Session #2)
Enriching the Vocal Experience of Elementary & General Music Students
     Bailey Geist Schlottman
Making Social Justice…Well, Social
     Catherine Dalton, composer, Twin Cities
Process Leads to Product:  Middle Level Group Singing
    Chris Larson, Central Middle School, Wayzata
Expanding the Conductor’s Toolbox

     Dr. Michael Fuchs, University of Wisconsin-Superior

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 19
Cultivating Leadership & Youth Voice to Engage Your Community
     Carey Shunskis, ComMUSICation, St. Paul
An Introduction to Digital Scores
     Noah Anderson, Martin County West Public Schools, Sherburn
Moving Beyond Mechanics & Notes to Reach Heart & Soul
     Wayne Kivell, iCantanti Community Choirs, Northfield
Collaborating with Composers
     Kyle Pederson, composer, Eagan
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