Concert Choir (Grade 6 - 8)
Elizabeth Egger is the conductor of Concert Choir. She also serves as the choir director at Scott Highlands Middle School in Apple Valley, MN. She earned her MA in Music Education at the University of St. Thomas and BM summa cum laude in Vocal Performance and Music Education at the University of Minnesota.
A Wisconsin native with 15 years of experience, Elizabeth has held teaching and conducting positions in schools and churches across Minnesota and Wisconsin. These include the Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Minneapolis Youth Chorus, Plymouth Congregational Church, and various school districts in the Milwaukee and Twin Cities metro areas. Through these positions, her singers were selected to perform at the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Midwinter Convention in 2014, and have been featured as a clinic choir for the ACDA Fall Conference in 2015.
As a vocalist, Elizabeth has sung professionally with The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists, Milwaukee Choral Artists, Florentine Opera, and Skylight Music Theatre. She is an active member and clinician with both the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA) and the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA). Beth conducted ACYC singers at the 2018 Super Bowl LII performance at US Bank Stadium and is also directing a 25 member ensemble that will perform as part of the children’s chorus in Director Osmo Vänskä’s season finale Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand at Orchestra Hall in June 2022.
The Concert Choir strives to take treble choral singing to the highest level. Each week, the singers have time to work on vocal technique as well as note-learning, ensemble singing, and communicating emotion through music. The repertoire of this choir includes songs from around the world in many languages, as well as classic and sacred pieces from all genres of music, making the singers and audience aware of the diversity and commonality of our world. There is always a place for tunes from the jazz and musical theater idiom on Concert Choir programs. For the singers - combining their love of singing and experiencing the beauty and power in making music together also means having fun.