2020 JUNIOR CHORAL FESTIVAL
Our Guest Conductor:
For the past 6 seasons, Joleen has represented the National Children’s Chorus as an Associate Conductor and Kodály musicianship instructor. Prior to this, Joleen taught First Experiences in Choral Singing and Kodály Musicianship at the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. Originally, Joleen was teaching music in Australia where she won “Australian Songwriter of the Year” in 2006. Because of this, Joleen relocated to Los Angeles for compositional studies. Currently, Joleen is the General Music teacher and Chorus Director for grades 1-8 at Fairmont Private School in Orange County. Her professional accomplishments are many but include the 2018 CMEA South West Section, “Music Teacher of the Year” Award. As a volunteer for arts advocacy, Joleen is part of the OAKE National Choirs Committee, OAKE Western Division Board, and CMEA South East Section Board. Joleen’s passion for music education is lifelong and she has prepared choristers for performances at UAE Children’s Peace Conference, Australian Treble Voices Festival, Australian Eisteddfods, OAKE National Conference, SCVA Honor Choir, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Nursing Homes, Forum Music Festival, and many more.