May 2, 2015

19th Annual HNU/NCAKE Children’s Choral Festival

The 19th Annual HNU/NCAKE Children’s Choral Festival has space for two more choirs in the afternoon session (2:00-5:30) for older choirs (grades 4-8). The festival will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Holy Names University.  Andrew Brown, this year’s guest conductor, has chosen Mendelssohn’s Abendlied (SA, accompanied, in English translation) and Bardos’s Campfire Song (SSA, unaccompanied, in English translation) for the afternoon festival group repertoire.

Registration has been extended to Feb. 15.   Please download the application form, and return it with a registration fee of $150 to Peggy Spool.

If you have any questions, please call us at 408-979-9997 (Peggy) or 510-436-1314 (Anne) or email: or

Note:  Directors must be members of OAKE in order to participate.  If you are not currently a member, you may register at

March 7, 2015

Solfege and Sonority
Ideas for Teaching Music Reading in the Choral Classroom

Burlingame United Methodist Church
1443 Howard Ave, Burlingame, 94010

David J. Xiques

David XiquesDavid J. Xiques, Associate Professor of Music in the School of Music and Dance at San Francisco State University, will present techniques and strategies from his recently published book, Solfege and Sonority, a guide to developing music literacy skills in a choral setting.

The Peninsula Girls Chorus will serve as a demonstration choir.