2021 Soprano/Alto Choir (pictured above)
Summer 2022 Honor Choir Information
All-State Soprano/Alto Choir
This honor choir opportunity is open to singers currently enrolled under the direction of a KCDA member in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in a junior high, high school, or community choir program in the state of Kansas.
This ensemble performs as part of the KCDA Summer Convention on July 8, 2022.
Katherine Chan, 2022 Clinician
Australian conductor, Katherine Chan, is known for her energy and enthusiasm on the podium. Currently, she is the Director of Choral Activities & Assistant Teaching Professor of Music at Northeastern University. A sought-after choral clinician, she also serves as the Associate Conductor and Director of Community Engagement, to Back Bay Chorale. Chan’s unique talent has been displayed at prestigious international festivals, including performance at Australian National Choral Association’s Choralfest, ACDA National Conventions, National Conductors’ Symposium (Canada), and as a conducting scholar at the Oregon Bach Festival, Taipei Bach Festival and Hong Kong SingFest. Chan placed in the top-4 at the 2017 ACDA National Graduate Conducting Competition and in 2019, placed top-12 in the WYCCAA World Choral Conducting Competition, Kong Kong. Notable engagements include conducting Xi’an Symphony Chorus (China), Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and conducting a semi-staged performance of Fauré’s Requiem with singers from Minnesota Chorale. Chan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Music from the University of Washington, and Bachelor of Music Performance and Pedagogy in Piano from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University.