Your Schedule​
Rehearsal Area- Black Box Theater, 1944 Hall

Thursday May 17th

TBD

Friday May 18th

TBD

Saturday May 19th

TBD

 

 

Your Conductor

Jessica Nápoles

Jessica Nápoles is an Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Conductor of the Concert Choir at the University of North Texas. A native of Florida with a Cuban-American background, Dr. Napoles taught middle school chorus in the public schools of Miami and Orlando, FL. She received her Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music Education, and PhD in Music Education from the Florida State University. Prior to her appointment at UNT, she taught at the University of Utah for 11 years.

Dr. Nápoles is currently serving on the Steering Committee for the National ACDA, as Program Chair and previously as the Honor Choir Coordinator.

Dr. Nápoles is an active conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, frequently engaging in guest conducting opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally. In addition, she is a well known researcher, with numerous publications in journals such as the Journal of Research in Music EducationBulletin of the Council for Research in Music EducationJournal of Music Teacher EducationUpdate: Applications of Research in Music Education, and the International Journal of Music Education. She is currently serving a 6-year term on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Music Education, the premier research journal in music education and the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, the ACDA research journal. Her research interests include music teacher education, teacher feedback, perceptions of effective teaching, and teacher talk, and she has presented at conferences on these topics nationally and internationally.

 
 

Your Accompanist

 

Dr. Laura Artesani
UMaine School of Performing Arts

Dr. Laura Artesani is an Associate Professor in the School of Performing Arts at the University of Maine, where she teaches music education and music history courses and supervises student teachers.  She serves as piano accompanist for the University Singers, and performs frequently in faculty and student recitals.  She is the faculty advisor for the UMaine Collegiate Chapter of NAfME, and is a member of the Executive Board of the Maine Music Educators Association.
Dr. Artesani graduated summa cum laude from Barrington College in Rhode Island with a B.M. in Music Education, and received a M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Maine.   She earned a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from West Virginia University, where she was the recipient of the Swiger Teaching Fellowship for four years.  She has completed Level I-III of Orff Schulwerk Training, and is the recipient of a research grant from the American Orff Schulwerk Association.  Articles that Dr. Artesani has written or co-authored have appeared in the Journal for Music Teacher Education, The Orff Echo and General Music Today.
In addition to her duties at the University of Maine, Dr. Artesani is also the organist/pianist at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono.  She has taught at the Lincoln School in Providence, RI; North Orrington and Center Drive schools in Orrington, ME; and the Stillwater Montessori School in Stillwater, ME.

 

 Your Manager

Rebecca DeWan

Noble High School

 

 

 

Program Selections

 

Dance into the Day…………………………………………Mark Patterson

Music Spread thy Voice Around……………………….Handel/John Cramer

In the Sweet By and By…………………………………….Arr. Daniel Hall

Rosa Amarela………………………………………………….Daniel Afonso

I Dream a World………………………………………………Andre Thomas

Holy is the Lord……………………………………………….Jeffery Ames