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Women's Choir Literature from the Renaissance to the Contemporary


Registration extended
to June 14!

Online courses are held from June 10 through August 2, 2019.

Dates for on-campus courses vary; please check each course's page for specific dates.

2019 Summer Tuition:
3-Credit Courses: $1,020
1-Credit Courses: $340
On-Campus Course times:
(Please check individual course pages for more details related to course times).
3-Credit Courses:
Monday–Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
2-Credit Courses:
Monday–Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1-Credit Courses:
Monday–Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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Women's Choir Literature from the Renaissance to the Contemporary

This course explores the breadth of women's choir literature in a historical context, focusing on various composers and genres across all historical eras. Amplify your knowledge of what is available for female voices of all age levels. Scores, audio/video examples and performance practice materials are used to help you program creative women's choir concerts.

Instructor: Dr. Lisa Frendenburgh

lisa-fredenburghUnder the leadership of Dr. Lisa Fredenburgh, the Aurora University Chorale and Chamber Choir perform both on campus and away serving the community and communities throughout the Midwest. She has taught graduate choral conducting and conducted choirs at VanderCook College of Music and has held previous conducting posts at University of Central Missouri, Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and with the Opera Company of North Carolina and Capitol Opera Raleigh. She holds a DMA and two MM degrees from the University of Arizona, where she studied under Maurice Skones, Thomas Hilbish, Jerry McCoy and Kenneth Jennings. Her BA in music education was earned at Luther College under Weston Noble.  

Dr. Fredenburgh often serves as guest conductor, lecturer and clinician locally, nationally and abroad. She has conducted All-State Choirs in Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Arkansas, and North Carolina. She has conducted and taught master classes in the Dominican Republic, Panama and in Bolivia. She is a frequent presenter at national-, regional- and state-level professional organizations in the fields of Women’s Choral Music, and the Music of Latin America.  A longtime member of the American Choral Directors Association, she has served the organization as National Chair, Central Division Chair and North Carolina chair for the Women’s Choir Repertoire & Standards Committee for and was a member of the steering committee for the 50th Anniversary National Convention in 2009. 

Course Details

Instructor: Dr. Lisa Fredenburgh

3 Graduate Credits
Tuition: $1,020, due in full with registration
Course Code: 7579

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