Sandra Snow named Director, CME Institute for Choral Teacher Training
On behalf of Doreen Rao, co-founder Lee R. Kesselman and our Board of Directors, it is a great joy to announce that American conductor and choral teacher Sandra Snow is the newly named Director of the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education. Starting next year, Dr. Snow will lead annual summer courses at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, offering CME Certification and optional MSU Graduate Credit.
We are also very pleased to announce that Scottish conductor and choral teacher Mandy Miller will serve as Director of the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education, UK and Europe. Ms Miller has served as the Institute’s Executive Director for many years and will now teach and oversee all Institute initiatives abroad.
Doreen Rao will remain Founding Director and will guide Institute Leadership Retreats for CME Artist and Master Teachers. Leadership Retreats will alternate annually between the US (2017) and UK (2018). In cooperation with the CME Institute Board of Directors, Dr. Rao will continue to support CME courses, collaborations and related performance projects. Lee Kesselman will continue to teach at the annual institute and assist with CME certification.
Since 1986, Doreen Rao’s CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education has inspired and guided the professional development of conductors and music educators working with children and youth choirs worldwide. As a the first repertoire based choral certification course of its kind in the United States, CME Institute courses have extended to Canada, UK and Ireland.
CME Institute Board of Directors
Doreen Rao, PhD., Chicago, IL
Lee R. Kesselman, Glen Ellyn, IL
Sandra L. Snow, PhD., Lansing, MI
Mandy Miller, Fife Scotland
Kathy Armstrong, Ottawa, Canada
Jane Wheeler, London, England
Mary Amond O’Brien, Carlow, Ireland
Janet Galván, PhD., Ithaca, NY
Barbara Berner, St. Louis, MO
David Brunner, DMA, Orlando. FL
Francisco Núñez, NY, NY
Joan Gregoryk, Washington D.C.
Cara Tasher Curry, DMA, Jacksonville, FL