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Children Singing in a Choir

Elementary Choir
4th, 5th, 6th Grade

2024 Elementary Choir Participants

Repertoire List

  1. Come, Follow Me by John Hilton 

  2. Shout for Joy, by Albrecht and Althouse [Alfred 33095], two-part treble

  3. Wild Mountain Thyme, arr. by Jay Broeker [Mary Goetze Series 1], three-part treble

  4. The Tailor of Gloucester, arr. by Cyndee Giebler [HL-545], two-part treble

  5. E Nānā Kākou I Nā Manu, by Herb Mahelona [Colla Voce, 21-20547], two-part treble

  6. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel, arr. by Roger Emerson [Jenson, 40326209], two-part treble

  7. Shady Grove, arr. by Shirley McRae [Pavane, P 1227], three-part treble

Michael Chandler
2024 Elementary Choir Director

Michael Chandler is an Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he is also the director of the Clarksville Children’s Chorus. Dr. Chandler taught elementary general music to children in Texas public schools for 16 years, mostly in Lewisville ISD, where he was named Teacher of the Year at two elementary campuses. In 2013, 2007, and 2005, his student ensembles performed by invitation at the annual Texas MEA Convention in San Antonio. Dr. Chandler has presented conference sessions, courses, and workshops in 38 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Australia including for numerous state MEA organizations. He is an AOSA-approved Orff Schulwerk teacher educator in all three levels of Orff Schulwerk pedagogy and recorder and teaches in Orff courses at Southern Methodist University (SMU), the University of Memphis
(U of M), and the San Francisco International Orff Course. He is a past-president of the North Texas Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and served a three-year term as a Regional Representative on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. Dr. Chandler was a collaborative pianist for the  Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD) for 10 years and has guest conducted children’s choirs and ensembles in Texas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia. He is the author of Everyday Recorder, Recorder Everyday!, an Orff Schulwerk approach to integrating recorder into the general music classroom. His publications have been featured in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, The Orff Echo, The Southwestern Musician, and Orff-Schulwerk International. He is currently a contributing author for McGraw Hill educational publishing.
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