Ben Henschel has been teaching at Blaine High School since 2015, and previously taught in the Wayzata, Mankato, and Nicollet school districts. He has taught all levels from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Ben graduated from St. Olaf College and he is pursuing his masters in music education from the University of St. Thomas. He currently serves ACDA-Mn as a 4-5-6 Boys Honor Choir co-chair, and a co-editor of the Star of the North.
Upon my arrival at St. Olaf for my first ACDA-MN Summer Dialogue, I found myself wide-eyed and, I will admit, slightly intimidated by the crowd I walked into. I saw faces of educators and conductors that I have held in high regards since before I even spared the thought of joining their profession …. Read More
I am going to be a senior at East Ridge High School of Woodbury, Minnesota this following year and this is the story about a life-changing event that has inspired me to pursue Vocal Education. This incredible event is called the Next Direction Choral Leadership Conference. The conference took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin at Carthage College. Before …. Read More
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This Issue of the Star of the North
Greetings from the Star of the North editorial team! This fall’s …
21 years, 60 ensemble tours, and 132 Christmas Concerts. Thousands of students, hundreds of faculty members and staff, and on a conservative estimate, at least a half a million audience members and listeners. It’s difficult to find someone who has had more positive and lasting effects on a myriad of facets of choral music in …. Read More