Channeling the Energy: Nurturing Children’s & Youth Choirs in Rehearsals & Worship

Teachers – Ann Schrooten & Julie Aune
Full day Course

This class has been developed in partnership with the Twin Cities Chapter of the Choristers Guild. Two very gifted and experienced teachers will lead this broad survey course focused on these important elements:

  • Vocal Pedagogy for Children
  • Rehearsal Structure
  • Repertoire Resources
  • Conducting Suggestions & Tips
  • How to Include Children & Youth inWorship as Leaders of Congregational Song

Whether you have years of experience or are new to working with young voices, you will certainly benefit from this day spent learning and singing.

Cost – $150 (includes lunch)
Fulfills one certification elective requirement in Skills Development.


February 11, 2017 – Register
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (map)
1701 W. Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431


julie-aune_crpdJulie Aune is currently the Artistic Director of the Lucia Choirs at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. She has devoted forty years to music education in Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, and Minnesota. Her experiences include teaching elementary classroom music, directing choirs in grades 4-12, serving as artistic director of the Mankato Children’s Chorus, teaching college music methods courses, and directing a college women’s choir. She has also taught private piano and voice lessons and directed church choirs. She holds degrees from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and the University of St. Thomas.

ann_schooten_crpdIn Ann Schrooten‘s opinion, there is no greater joy and honor to be found than working with children’s voices! A member of the artistic team with Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs in Bloomington, MN, she conducts the Cantabile Choir (grades 4-6). Also a clinician and guest conductor, Ann has been a leader in numerous choral music organizations, and is currently the President of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Chorister’s Guild. She directs the children’s and youth choir program at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN, where she is also the Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. Ann holds degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota.