Dr. Sandra Howard is delighted to join the faculty at Apple Hill as director of the Summer Sing for the second season! Dr. Howard is an associate professor of music at Keene State College where she teaches courses in general and choral methods, supervises methods practicum and student teaching, and conducts the KSC Chamber Singers. During the spring 2015 semester, Howard will serve as the Interim Director of The Keene Chorale. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Master of Music in vocal performance from the University of Maine and a PhD in music education/curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
She taught choral and general music at Kennett Middle and Senior High Schools in Conway, New Hampshire. Howard also served as an adjunct faculty member at Granite State College, Blue River Community College in Missouri, and the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She formerly served as director of The Chamber Singers of Keene, who performed in Einbeck, Germany as part of a cultural exchange. Featured vocal solo performances include the North American premiere of Jose Lezcano’s Canciones de Lluvia, Heather Gilligan’s Winged Reflections, Amy Beach’s Sea-Fairies, and soloist with KSC Concert Band’s performance of selected folk songs by Vaughan Williams. Dr. Howard has presented research and workshops at SRME and SMTE Research Symposia, ACDA and NAfME state, regional, and national conferences. Her scholarship has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, The Choral Journal, Teaching Music, UPDATE: Applications of Research in
Music Education, and NHMEA Quarter Notes. She currently serves on the Editorial board for the Music Educators Journal. She is the Treasurer of NHACDA and current NHMEA President. Dr. Howard enjoys collaborating with singers of all ages and is an active conductor and clinician for festival honor choruses.