Hunterdon Academy of the Arts is excited to welcome Erin Chassey as the new conductor of our Training and Advanced Choirs. Ms. Chassey is succeeding Kimberly Hill, who is leaving us this summer to take up a full-time teaching position out of state.
Known to many students and parents in our community, Ms. Chassey has established herself as a masterful conductor of children's choirs through her outstanding work in the Clinton Township School District. Ms. Chassey, who holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College, previously taught at the Florence Township School District, serving as general and vocal music teacher.
Ms. Chassey is a specialist of the Orff and Kodaly methods of teaching music, which she uses with amazing results. Singing, dancing, playing, and improvising, her students develop a love for music and the process of learning it, as Ms. Chassey's impressive Clinton performances have shown.
To allow Ms. Chassey to bring the full range of her expertise and teaching talents to Hunterdon Academy of the Arts, we have redefined our traditional "Advanced Choir" to include an instrumental Orff component. Starting September, the reconfigured "Advanced Choir and Orff Ensemble" will perform in a dual capacity, as a vocal ensemble as well as an instrumental ensemble playing a wide range of HAA's Orff instruments (Xylophones, Metallophones, Glockenspiels, and other small percussion). Imagine how much fun this is going to be!
The new Advanced Choir and Orff Ensemble is open to all students in grades 4 to 6. No audition is required. Call 908-782-4943 to enroll today!