Choral Invitational Concert

Tuesday April 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Walt Disney Theater

UCF Choral faculty, UCF Music Education and UCF Choral students host 400+ students from seven choral programs from Orange County Public Schools in a day of choir workshops led by nationally known clinician, Dr. Kristina Caswell-MacMullen from Ohio State University. There will be a final concert performance open to the public.

Program

  • UCF Women’s Chorus and local choral group, “Helena”
  • Middle and high School choirs including Dr. Phillips High School, Freedom High School, Hunter’s Creek Middle School, Lake Nona High School, Lake Nona Middle School, University High School, and West Orange High School
  • Combined piece with all choirs

DR. KRISTINA CASWELL-MACMULLEN

Kristina Caswell-MacMullen serves as assistant professor of conducting and assistant director of Choral Activities at The Ohio State University, where she conducts Women’s Glee Club and instructs both undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of conducting and choral pedagogy. As an active adjudicator and clinician, Dr. MacMullen has conducted All-State and honors choirs throughout the United States. Upcoming engagements involve students in Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In 2011 she was runner-up in the National American Choral Directors’ Association graduate level conducting competition. Other awards include selection as a Fulbright Fellowship Alternate to Slovenia, the Don and Kay Cash Fellowship, and being named a graduate student of distinction for Texas Tech University in the areas of music and humanities. Her teaching and conducting is featured on the DVD “Conducting-Teaching: Real World Strategies for Success” published by GIA (2009). Dr. MacMullen earned both the bachelor of music education and master of music degrees from Michigan State University. She completed the doctor of musical arts degree at Texas Tech University. Prior to her appointment at The
Ohio State University, Dr. MacMullen enjoyed a diverse career as a public school teacher, interacting with students in rural, suburban, and urban settings, elementary through high school She has presented and co-presented interest sessions at state, regional, national, and international conferences.