Aca Divas. . .Pitch Perfect

A Special Event for Outstanding Freshmen and Sophomore Women

Andrea Ramsey, Clinician

October 13, 2018
Shadow Creek High School
11850 Broadway 77584
(Near Pearland Town Center and Intersection of 288 & Beltway 8)
Site Host: Jennifer Gallagher
Facilitator: Sally Schott
Accompanist:  Jennifer Franz Melady

Section Leaders:
Caroline (Cara) Cavenaugh Woodard, Porter HS
Heather Orr, Montgomery HS
Janet Menzie, Clements HS
Chelsea Berner, Ridge Point HS

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  • Voice Building & Repertoire
  • Culminating Performance
  • Motivational Team Building Activities
  • Music Packet Included
  • Water & two Snacks Provided
  • Enrollment Limited

Fee: $25


Clinician Bio

Andrea RamseyDr. Andrea Ramsey enjoys a national presence as a composer, conductor, scholar, and music educator. Her teaching experiences range from work with adolescent and children’s voices to high school and collegiate voices.  She enjoys regular opportunities to conduct all-state and divisional level honor choirs, festival events at Carnegie Hall, and serves as a principal conductor for the Pacific International Young Women’s Choral Festival in Eugene, Oregon.  Before leaping into full time composing and guest conducting, Andrea held positions in choral music education and conducting at The Ohio State University, and the University of Colorado Boulder, respectively.  An ASCAPlus award-winning composer, Andrea has approximately 90 choral works in publication.  As a scholar, she has presented for state, divisional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the 6th Annual International Symposium on Sociology in Music Education, and at the Phenomenon of Singing Symposium in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.  She has authored and co-authored articles published in the Choral Journal, as well as the Journal of Research in Music Education.  A native of Arkansas, she has experienced in her own life the power of music to provide a sense of community, better understanding of our humanity, and rich opportunities for self-discovery.




Schedule (Proposed)

Proposed Schedule

  • 8:45 – Registration & Seating
  • 9:00 – Voice Building & Repertoire Introduction
  • 9:30 – Sectionals
  • 10:30 – Break (water & snack provided)
  • 10:45 – Team Building
  • 11:10 – Sectionals
  • 11:40 – Full Rehearsal
  • 12:00 – Mix & Mingle with students from other schools during lunch (water provided)
  • 12:50 – Full Rehearsal
  • 2:00 – Team Building
  • 2:30 – Break (water & snack provided)
  • 2:40 – Full Rehearsal
  • 4:00 – Final Team Building & Reflections
  • 4:30 – Culminating Concert

Inclusions & Fees

Fees, Music, Food, & T-Shirts

Included in the $25 fee is a music packet which will be distributed during registration at the site. Water will be provided at the morning and afternoon breaks as well as at lunch. Snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon. Students are asked to bring their own sack lunch. Lunch will be on campus to facilitate mixing and mingling during the lunch break.

Students are encouraged to show school spirit by wearing their choir shirt to the event. ACA-DIVA T-shirts are available by pre-order and pre-purchase only for $15 and will be delivered at registration. Those who order an ACA-DIVA shirt will have the opportunity to change prior to the culminating performance. Purchasing an ACA-DIVA shirt is not a requirement for festival participation.

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