Tapestry of Song:
Diverse Programming for Upper Elementary & Middle School Choirs
Saturday, October 22, 2022
10 AM - 1 PM EST
Location: Westrick Music Academy
231 Clarksville Rd Suite 8
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Presenter: Chaequan Anderson
What does diversity in the choral classroom look like? How do we ensure that each of our students can identify with the music we program?
This reading session will aim to explore warm-ups, partner songs, and choral repertoire for use in classrooms and concert programs, that are representative of ourselves, our students, and the communities we serve.
About the Presenter:
Chaequan Anderson is an active choral conductor and music educator based in Princeton, New
Jersey. Chaequan has varied choral experience directing school, community youth and children,
and professional choirs. In addition to his work in the classroom, Chae has held positions with
Trenton Children’s Chorus, Westminster Conservatory, and has served as a guest conductor
and clinician with ensembles in Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Chae is currently the Director of Middle School Choirs at Montclair Kimberley Academy,
Associate Director & Conductor Cantores at Princeton Girlchoir, & is the Founding Artistic
Director of Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble, a professional choir based in Trenton, NJ.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and Kodály Certification Levels I & II, from Westminster
Choir College, and is currently completing a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at Rutgers
University-New Brunswick. Professional memberships include the American Choral Directors
Association, National Association for Music Educators, the Organization of American Kodály
Educators, the National Association of Negro Musicians, & New Jersey Music Educators