May 6, 2017

HNU/NCAKE Children’s Choral Festival
Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

The 2017 HNU/NCAKE Children’s Choral Festival will take place on Saturday, May 6 at Holy Names University and will feature Judith Chan as the clinician.

This year, eight choirs will participate.
Morning session:

  • Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Girls’ Training Choir 4
  • Children’s Choir of Chico
  • Vivace Intermediate Choir
  • San Francisco Boys Chorus, Apprentice Chorus

Afternoon session:

  • Cantabella Children’s Choir
  • Oakland Youth Chorus
  • Alma Heights Middle School Choir
  • Crowden Chamber Singers

Thank you to all of the choirs and directors for their hard work!

JudithJudith Chan has been teaching vocal music for 24 years. This is her 16th year teaching as a K-8 Vocal Music Specialist in the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Besides teaching a Kodály-based music curriculum to all the elementary grades, she also directs the Concert Choir, the Junior Choir, and District Honor Choir at Beverly Vista School. She has also served as the Kodály musicianship instructor at the National Children’s Chorus. She has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has taught piano privately for many years. She received the Graduate Diploma in Music Education from Queensland University of Technology in Australia where she was first trained in the Kodály pedagogy. She then completed her Master of Music Education with a Kodály Emphasis at Holy Names University. She has taught methodology and solfége classes at the Holy Names University Summer Institute. While living in the Bay Area, she sang with the California Bach Society and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Judith grew up singing in the Hong Kong Children’s Choir and she is very passionate about using the Kodály methodology to train children in sight singing and other musicianship skills.

April 1, 2017 4:00 pm

agustin-pic-1Singing the Struggle: Songs of the California Farm Workers
Location TBA
Agustín Lira and Patricia Wells
Price $20/ $5 for students with valid ID

Agustín Lira was the musical voice of the farmworkers movement in the 1960’s. Lira and Patricia Wells will perform folk music that played an important role in California History and share stories and historical background about this music. This event is open to the public, bring your friends and history and music lovers to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity, and to enjoy a community reception following the concert.