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.

RESCHEDULED- April 1 Event featuring Agustín Lira and Patricia Wells


Due to unforeseen circumstances, we plan to reschedule our special event featuring Agustín Lira and Patricia Wells to Fall of 2017.

Stay tuned for the new date!

If you pre-purchased a ticket to this event, you will receive a personal email about how to receive a refund or to carry over your ticket.

We apologize for any inconvenience to your schedule and we are really excited about bringing these important musical voices to perform for you in the fall!