In accordance with health guidelines, KASC has decided to postpone its Junior Choral Festival, originally scheduled for May 16-17, 2020. The festival will be rescheduled to when it is safe to do so!


What is the KASC Junior Choral Festival?


​This unique festival provides an excellent opportunity for music and chorus teachers with their student musicians to participate in a collaborative performance under the guidance of a guest conductor. Choristers from 4th-8th grades are invited from all schools, community choirs, church choirs, private vocal studios, and any district within southern California to join in creating this honor chorus. Past KASC festivals have included three young instrumentalist winners of LACESMA’s annual music scholarships who perform solo pieces. Participating teachers will receive quality concert repertoire, rehearsal tracks, lesson ideas, festival meetings with the director, and more.


Saturday, TBD, 2021 — Rehearsal

  • 12:45 Check-in

  • 1:00–4:30 Rehearsal

  • 4:30 Distribution of choir T-shirt and dismissal

Sunday, TBD, 2021 — Dress Rehearsal and Concert

  • 12:45 Check-in

  • 1:00—3:45 Dress Rehearsal

  • 4:00 Festival Concert


May, 2021 (Dates TBA)


Glendale City Church

610 E California Ave, Glendale, CA 91206



Festival T-shirt and black bottoms.








1. Now I Walk in Beauty - Traditional Navajo Prayer, melody by Gregg Smith.

2. Yonder Come Day - African American Spiritual - arr. Judith Cook Tucker 

3. ABCD - Hungarian Song by Zoltan Kodály

4. Ahrirang - Korean folk song - arr. Brad Printz;

5. Sesere Eeye - Torres Strait Islander Song - arr. Mark O’Leary; 

6. Pokarekare Ana - Maori North Island Song - arr. Graham Hepburn;

7. Niño Precioso - Nicaraguan Folk Song - arr. Rosephanye Powell

Our Guest Conductor:

Emma Joleen Schopler

For the past 6 seasons, Schopler has represented the National Children’s Chorus as an Associate Conductor and Kodály musicianship instructor. Prior to this, Schopler taught First Experiences in Choral Singing and Kodály Musicianship at the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. Originally, Schopler was teaching music in Australia where she won “Australian Songwriter of the Year” in 2006. Because of this, Schopler relocated to Los Angeles for compositional studies. Currently, Schopler 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, Schopler is part of the OAKE National Choirs Committee, OAKE Western Division Board, and CMEA South East Section Board. Schopler’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.



Coming up...Virtual Workshops!

*Workshop#1 - 9/12/20 - 9:00am-12:30pm

*Workshop#2 - 11/7/20 - 9:00am-12:30pm

*Workshop#3 - 2/6/21   - 9:00am-12:30pm

Annual Events

*Certification Courses - July 6-23, 2021

   Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (3 weeks)

*Music Education Institute Final Program -

   7/23/20 Azusa Pacific University

*Katinka Day: July 17, 2021

*Choral Festival - May 2021


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