Location: California, USA
A member of ACDA for decades, I taught classroom general music, choirs in middle school and high school (in Oregon City, Oregon, Battle Ground Washington, Camas Washington and Cathedral City California. I have also been a church musician since college (40 years). I have experience in children's choirs, bell choirs, adult choirs and instrumental music direction (ranging from musical productions to ensembles accompaning my church choir. For about decade I was a member of Washington (State) ACDA executive board, as a membership chair. I have many arrangements for use with church choirs ranging from small-medium sized choirs. I have done clinics/interest sessions (at ACDA events) in church music! Many of my high school students have gone on to study music at colleges and universities Eastern Washington University, Portland State University, University of California (Berkley), University of California, Irvine, Riverside, California State University at Longbeach, San Bernardino, California Poly San Luis Obispo, Pepperdine University, Berklee College of Music (Boston) and College of the Desert and El Camino Community College (California), Mt. Hood Community College (Oregon). I have attended many regional and national ACDA conventions. Many of my students have been members of honor choirs at regional and national ACDA conventions, as well as All-State Choirs in Washington State and California. Many students were also selected for inclusion in Southern California Vocal Association regional honor choirs (multible times). I have taught over 23, 000 students (in public schools) to sing. Many students have also performed in many professional musicians.