CHORAL CONDUCTING

 About Danielle...

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Danielle Warner currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Before moving back to the Northwest, Danielle spent a fantastic year in Wayne, America (Nebraska) as the Director of Choral Activities for Wayne State College and was the featured conductor for the Wayne State College Honor Choir and the Pride of Iowa Honor Choir.

She recieved her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, studying with Dr. Robert Bode. She received her Master of Music degree from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and a Bachelor's degree in music from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

While completing her degree at UMKC, Danielle directed the Tower Choir at Northwest Missouri State University as a sabatical replacement for Dr. Stephen Town.

Danielle earned her teaching certificate in Washington State and taught choir at Anacortes High School in Anacortes, Washington and Pacific Middle School in Vancouver, Washington. Prior to moving to Kansas City, Danielle had just completed a year as adjunct faculty at Whitman College where she directed a 106-member concert choir and taught voice lessons.

She enjoys conducting choral-orchestral works and choral ensembles, working with high school students as a guest clinician or at festivals, and working with musicians in musical theater productions.

Tower Choir

The Northwest Tower Choir is an undergraduate mixed choir with a rich and varied history of outstanding choral performance. Membership is based upon musical and vocal skills, rather than area of study, though most members are music majors/minors.

Bach Cantata - BWV 172

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J.S. Bach composed his cantata Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten! (Resound, ye songs, ring out, ye strings!) in 1714, shortly after being promoted to Konzertmeister of the royal court in Weimar, Germany. He later revised and performed it several times while in Leipzig.

It was written for Whit Sunday (the first day of Pentecost) and was first performed on May 20, 1714 at the court chapel of the Weimar palace.

Doctor of Musical Arts

The Doctor of Musical Arts degree (D.M.A.) is a doctoral academic degree in music. The degree combines advanced studies in an applied area of specialization (e.g. conducting) with graduate-level academic study in subjects such as music history, music theory, and music pedagogy.