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 May 2021 with all the same elements that were planned for this year. We can’t wait to watch Festival Conductor Emma Joleen lead over one hundred children from across Los Angeles in a great program of indigenous repertoire.
2020 JUNIOR CHORAL FESTIVAL
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.