"All Things Middle School" Q&A

with Dan Andersen and David Stone

Tuesday, June 30 at 4:00pm (EDT)

Join your favorite duo -- Dan & Dave -- for an entertaining and enlightening hour of discussion about teaching middle school. Dan and Dave have decades of combined experience to help you better understand middle school personalities, vocal development, repertoire suggestions, and educational expectations. Dan & Dave will answer questions live and encourage you to bring any questions you may have.

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Dan Andersen

Dan Andersen is an active clinician, festival conductor, and judge in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois. He has served as guest conductor for the Indiana All-State Vocal Jazz Choir, the Indiana All-State Middle School Honor Choir, and the Kentucky All-State Junior High Honor Choir. He is a member of NAfME and a life member of the American Choral Directors Association, and has served as the Middle School Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Central Division ACDA. Mr. Andersen has enjoyed a long, successful career as a high school and middle school choral director. At the high school level his choirs were well known throughout the Midwest, consistently receiving first division ratings at Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Contests. He has also been involved in church music for over 40 years. He has served as choir director and director of music at numerous churches, and has served as tenor soloist/section leader in a number of church choirs as well. His book “Warm-Ups For Changing Voices-Building Healthy Middle School Singers” is available through Hal Leonard.

David Stone

David Stone is the current ICDA Repertoire & Resource Chair for Children and Youth Choirs. He currently is the director of Choir and Handbells at Highland Hills Middle School in Georgetown Indiana. Highland Hills is the largest middle school in the state of Indiana with over 1800 students in grades 5-8. He has a program of over 400 students in 7 ensembles daily. David has been teaching 28 years and has taught in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. He earned degrees from Georgetown College (BME) and University of Kentucky (MME). He also holds Levels I, II and III in Orff Schulwerk Certification, and levels I and II in World Drumming Certification.