Carole Whitney, Director of Choirs and Theatre at Como, is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Early Adolescent/Young Adult Music. She is music department chair and the director the annual musical and technical director of the full-length play. Between theatrical events, she readies her solo and ensemble participants for Region 4AA contest and All-State Choir auditions. As the Choir Chairperson, the choir of the St. Paul Public Schools/Ordway Center Honors Concert is also her job to coordinate for the eight high schools of the district. Carole has served on the boards of both ACDA-MN and MMEA. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, she has studied voice and conducting with Clare McCoy, Kathy Saltzman Romey, Axel Theimer, Barbara Kierig and Judy Bender.
This is a common folk song in the Michoacán tradition and there are ample opportunities on YouTube to see and hear some traditional performances of the piece. The 6/8 meter alternates between the flow of a doted-quarter receiving the beat and the feeling of 3/4 time. The baritone part is for changed voice but is doubled by the alto. It’s a great piece to get …. Read More
This piece is written in the gospel tradition and includes an accurate piano part. The text, taken from the motto of a Chicago school, provides inspiring thoughts on life and living: “We believe in the creation of inspired lives produced by the miracle of hard work.” A solo men’s section and a solo women’s section are followed by Dilworth’s signature style of building up by voice …. Read More
Pick Six selection by Carole Whitney — Ethnic & Multi-Cultural Perspectives — This piece is a fairly easy sing for any combination of voices and can be done unison or two part. The B section is a partner song with the opening melody. Teachable elements include clapping on the off-beats, reading the well-done …. Read More