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2019 Carolinas Conductor Summer Workshop

Stuart W Cramer High School Choral Arts Program

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Registration (all 3 days)
EARLY REGISTRATION until 7/14/19! Reading packets cannot be guaranteed after June 14th.
Jun 14, 2019 $120.00 $0.00
One-Day Admission   more info Aug 7, 2019 $50.00 $0.00
Two-Day Admission   more info Aug 7, 2019 $100.00 $0.00

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The Carolinas Conductor Summer Workshop was created to fill a need for professional development in a relaxed environment outside of the regular school/academic year.


Among other things, participants can expect to re-energize for the upcoming year, gain new method and teaching practice insights, and be provided with a reading packet with additional rep lists for future performance planning. If you haven't attended a workshop with Dr. K, you are in for an amazing three days.


If you have previously attended this workshop, please know that our goal this year is to dig a bit deeper into classroom practices, techniques, and issues related to our profession.

Helping individuals become musically literate is central to the school and church choral and instrumental curriculum. While there is much agreement about why we should teach sight singing, there is less agreement about how we should teach those skills.  Are we teaching students to be independent musicians or savvy symbol decoders?  This workshop will present real world concepts to implement a sound before symbol approach to teaching music literacy—an approach that will help students learn to read music from the inside out.

Specific techniques for developing tonal, rhythmic, and melodic reading readiness, literacy, audiation, musical memory, dictation, improvisation and elementary composition will be addressed. Music educators will also be presented with teaching strategies and techniques for integrating and applying reading skills to appropriate repertiore.


Sample Daily Schedule:


8:15 - 8:30 Check-in

8:30 - 10:30 Session 1


10:30 - 10:45 Break


10:45 - 11:45 Session 2

11:45 - 1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00 - 2:30 Session 3


2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 - 3:15 Reading Packets

3:15 - 5:00 Session 4


5:15 - 7:00 Dinner on your own

7:00 - 8:15 Possible Optional Evening Sessions on Monday & Tuesday night



All sessions are conducted by Dr. Carol Krueger. Please see the event site for her full bio.



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Have questions about 2019 Carolinas Conductor Summer Workshop? Contact Stuart W Cramer High School Choral Arts Program

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Stuart Cramer High School
101 Lakewood Road
Belmont, NC 28012

Monday, August 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM

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Stuart W Cramer High School Choral Arts Program

Dr. Krueger formerly served as the Director of Choral Activities at Valdosta State University, Emporia State University, and Florida Southern.  She also served as the Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of South Carolina and the University of Montevallo.  A native of Wisconsin, Krueger received her bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and both an M.M. and D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami.

An active clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor, Krueger has most recently conducted festivals and honor choirs at the collegiate, high school and middle school levels in Maryland, Arkansas, South Dakota, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, Kansas, New York, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Washington, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Dakota. In addition, Dr. Krueger served as the guest conductor of Vivaldi’s Gloria in Carnegie Hall (2010), the Adult Chancel Choir and Chamber Singers at Montreat Presbyterian Association of Musicians Conference (2010), and multiple performances of Epcot’s Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir Program (2005).

Krueger has presented interest sessions at the American Choral Directors National Convention in New York, the OAKE (Kodaly) National Convention in Charlotte, the ACDA Southern Division Conventions in Nashville and Louisville, the Southern Division MENC Convention in Charleston, the North Central Division ACDA in Madison, the Eastern Division ACDA in Providence, the Eastern Division NAfME in Hartford, as well as interest sessions or workshops in twenty-seven states (Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky,  Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia [2019]). Krueger is also widely recognized for her work with music literacy. Oxford University Press publishes her book, Progressive Sight Singing.

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