MCDA 4,5,6 Youth Honor Choir Information

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 
8-8:45 a.m. Registration Capitol Plaza 
9:00-11:30 Warm-up and Rehearsal, Truman Room
11:00 Lunch in the Atrium, Capitol Plaza 
12:00-4:00 Rehearsal, Truman Room 
4:00 Change for Performance
5:00 Choir meet Lincoln Room
5:30 Concert, Capitol Plaza 
Concert attire is honor choir t-shirt, black pants or skirt, black socks or 
nylons, and black shoes. Honor Choir t-shirts will be handed out upon arrival.


4/5/6 Literature

Andrea Ramsey - Conductor
Dr. Andrea Ramsey enjoys a national presence as a composer, conductor, scholar, and music educator. Her teaching experiences range from work with adolescent and children’s voices to high school and collegiate voices.  She enjoys regular opportunities to conduct all-state and divisional level honor choirs, festival events at Carnegie Hall, and serves as a principal conductor for the Pacific International Young Women’s Choral Festival in Eugene, Oregon.  Before leaping into full time composing and guest conducting, Andrea held positions in choral music education and conducting at The Ohio State University, and the University of Colorado Boulder, respectively.  An ASCAPlus award-winning composer, Andrea has approximately 90 choral works in publication and believes strongly in supporting living artists through the creation of new works. Her compositions have led to residency collaborations with the Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, Ithaca College, and the Crescent City Choral Festival in New Orleans.  As a scholar, she has presented for state, divisional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the 6th Annual International Symposium on Sociology in Music Education, and at the Phenomenon of Singing Symposium in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.  She has authored and co-authored articles published in the Choral Journal, as well as the Journal of Research in Music Education.  A native of Arkansas, she has experienced in her own life the power of music to provide a sense of community, better understanding of our humanity, and rich opportunities for self-discovery.