All-State Children’s Chorus – Thursday, February 2, 2017
5:00 p.m. – Hilton Hope Ballroom DE
Judy Bowers, Guest Conductor
Judy Bowers, Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University, has frequently received a University Award for Excellence in Teaching and was awarded the Wayne Hugoboom Distinguished Service Award by Florida ACDA. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music and music education, and conducts the Women’s Glee Club. She is an active clinician and conductor across the country as well as in Canada and east Africa. Research interests include developmental choral groups and community learning partnerships. From 1990-2000, she led the Capital Children’s Choir program at FSU and subsequently developed a community service partnership between university music students and an urban middle school. This collaboration has provided additional music ensembles for the middle school while also enriching the teacher preparation experiences of the university students. A recent partnership involves Glee Club members and women in correctional facility. In June 2014, Bowers was named a Lowell Mason National Music Education Fellow and was inducted into this society by the National Association for Music Education in Washington D.C.