Julie Skadsem (University of Michigan) - Youth and Student R&S Chair
Dr. Julie Skadsem is Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Conducting at the University of Michigan where she conducts the Women’s Glee Club and teaches courses in conducting, choral techniques and vocal methods. She has earned degrees in choral music education from St. Olaf College (B.A.), Florida State University (M.M.E.), and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (Ph.D.).
Before coming to Michigan in fall 2006, Skadsem was Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Alabama where she taught courses in choir, conducting and music education, and was the Founding Director of the Birmingham Children’s Choir. She taught vocal music (7-12) in Ironwood, Michigan and is an active clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor. She is a member of the VoiceCare Network and is certified in Dalcroze eurhythmics, Orff-Schulwerk and Kodaly.
Dr. Skadsem has performed regionally and internationally with the Women's Glee Club over the past five years. Under her direction, Women’s Glee Club was able to complete yet another successful European tour in Vienna, Austria, as a participant and featured ensemble in the International Haydn Festival of July 2009, and plans a tour to South Africa in the summer of 2012. Conference performances include the fall ACDA MI conference in 2011 and the upcoming Regional ACDA Conference in 2012.
The mission and purpose of the Youth and Student Activities section is to provide a vehicle of communication from the board of directors to the membership. Repertoire and Standards committee chairs are required to contribute one article per year, due in September, as part of their responsibilities. We encourage out membership to submit news and articles of interest to the Youth and Student Activities Chariman - See R&S Board Directory »