MOLLIE STONE
   
SOUTH AFRICAN CHORAL MUSIC & WORKSHOPS
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Mollie Stone is currently pursuing her doctorate in choral conducting at Northwestern University while serving as a conductor at Chicago Children's Choir, the University of Chicago and Village Harmony.  She received her masterís degree in conducting from Westminster Choir College and her bachelorís degree from Amherst College. In 2001, while serving as the Graduate Associate for the Amherst College music department, she received a grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to create a DVD that helps singers and educators to learn and teach black South African choral music in the oral tradition. She then received another grant to study how South Africans are using choral music in the struggle against HIV.  Mollie gives workshops and lecutres on black South African choral music across the country, and is proud to work with organizations like Yes Is A World and Village Harmony to raise awareness about the beauty and power of black South African choral music.
YALE INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL:
Choirs Transforming our World Symposium
Mollie will present on South African Choirs and HIV on Friday, June 22nd at 10:50am.  For more information, click here

BACK TO SOUTH AFRICA--2009, August 5th-27th
Mollie is returning to South Africa to create another DVD and continue her research on choral music and HIV!

MOLLIE AT ACDA--2009, Winter
Mollie gave a workshop on her DVD "Vela Vela" at the ACDA National Convention in Oklahoma City on March 4th.

*Check out a list of references on black South African choral music and Mollie's work on South African choral music and HIV in South Africa

MOLLIE AT ACDA--2008, Winter
Mollie gave a workshop on her DVD "Vela Vela" at the 2008 ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Hartford in February. 


MOLLIE AT MMEA--2007, Spring
Mollie gave two workshops on her DVD, "Vela Vela", and one workshop on her work on South African choral music and the struggle against HIV at the 2007 MMEA Conference in Boston on March 22nd & 23rd, and at the MMEA Conference in Portland, Maine on May 18th.

  

BACK TO SOUTH AFRICA--2006, Summer
Mollie was awarded another generous grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to return to South Africa in 2006 to study how choral music is being used in the struggle against HIV. 


MOLLIE AT ACDA--2006, Winter
On February 17th, 2006, Mollie presented an interest session on Vela Vela at the
2006 ACDA Eastern Division Convention in New York.








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