Discover healthy habits for the child's/adolescent's voice through pedagogy, warm-up techniques, quality repertoire and effective rehearsal strategies. Singers from Anima-Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus will present demonstrations, and all students will have an opportunity at week's end to introduce a piece of repertoire.

Instructor: Emily Ellsworth

ee__headshot__4_-_green_jkt,_not_closeNationally recognized as a leader in the youth choral field, Ms. Ellsworth has served as Artistic Director of ANIMA- GlenEllyn Children’s Chorus since1996. Her work with ANIMA received the 2013 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award from Chorus America, the 2013 Chicago Acappella Tribute Award, the 2009 Dale Warland Singers Commissioning Award given by Chorus America and the American Composers Forum, as well as Chorus America’s once-in-an-organizational- lifetime 2008 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. In 2010, Ms. Ellsworth was inducted as a National Honorary Member into the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.

She has prepared various ensembles for performances with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, Ravinia Festival, Grant Park Symphony, Music of the Baroque, and others; nine CD recordings; national and regional conferences of ACDA, Kodaly educators, and Chorus America; and concert tours to six continents. Ms. Ellsworth has served on the music panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and is the advisor of Boosey & Hawkes’ Opera Workshop series.  She has served as Lecturer in Choral Conducting at Northwestern University, and spent over 20 years teaching and singing as a voice faculty member in various college and university settings.  In frequent demand as guest clinician/conductor throughout the U.S., she has also guest conducted in the Republic of Ireland, England, Hong Kong, and Brazil. Ms. Ellsworth holds the Master of Music degree with honors from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.


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