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In this session, we introduce programming resources, long-term and short-term planning guides, and offer tangible ideas to bring to your ensembles. We will explore literature for middle, high school, and collegiate programs while incorporating arts standards and invigorating singers. Teacher-conductors will walk away from this session with engaging repertoire to meet the specific needs of singers, creative programming suggestions, and scaffolding techniques to support growing choral programs. You will also discover creative problem-solving and goal-setting strategies to integrate into your rehearsals and create a program specific for your ensemble using the 4 x 4 approach. Walk away with new repertoire ideas, programming philosophies, and brand-new repertoire that is appropriate and exciting for your singers and audiences alike. 

Kyra Stahr headshotKyra Stahr is a DMA candidate in choral conducting at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where she serves as a graduate teaching assistant and associate conductor of the Master Chorale of South Florida. She earned her M.M. from the University of Southern California where she was associate conductor of Oriana, served on the Thornton Student Council, and was associate director of the South Bay Children’s Choir. At USC she was selected for the 2022 ACDA Eastern Graduate Conducting Masterclass and was awarded the 2023 USC Choral Music Departmental Award.  Recently she presented at the World Symposium on Choral Music and looks forward to presenting at SWACDA in 2024.


McKenna Stenson Headshot 2021McKenna Stenson is an assistant professor at the University of Kansas (KU) where she serves as the associate director of choral activities. She conducts KU Glee Club and Oread Singers and teaches classes in choral methods, undergraduate and graduate conducting, and voice. Stenson enjoys serving as a guest conductor, clinician, presenter, and adjudicator for choirs throughout the United States and abroad. 

April 2024 Teaching Music

Start Date

September 27, 2023

End Date

September 27, 2023

Start and End Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Category

  • Live Virtual
  • Webinar


  • Choral
  • Vocal

Teaching Levels

  • Junior/Middle School
  • Senior High School

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