About

Name

Sarin Williams

Title

Associate Professor of Music

Alternate Title A

Director of Choral Activities

Alternate Title B

Theater Coordinator

Department/School

School of Arts and Letters

Email

williamss@rio.edu

Building

Berry Center

Phone

(740) 245-7124

Location

Rio Grande Main Campus

Office Hours

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Education

Education

   Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Master of Music in Choral Conducting, University of Missouri-Columbia
Bachelor of Music Education, Bradley University
Missouri Certification in Vocal and Instrumental Music, K-12
Illinois Certification in Vocal and Instrumental Music, K-12

Research Information

Research Interests

Jazz Elements in the Choral Music of the Nordic Countries (Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, and Norway)

Publications

Publications

“Intimidating Improvisation Simplified”
Published on July 23, 2019 (https://nafme.org/intimidating-improvisation-simplified/) in the National Association for Music Education’s blog series Music in a Minuet

“Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson:  Jazz-Influenced Choral Music”
Published in May, 2019 (Vol. 59, No. 10) in the peer-reviewed Choral Journal

“The Unique Attributes of a Collegiate Ensemble Director”
Published in the Winter, 2019 (Vol. 11, Issue 2) edition of ChorTeach, the online teaching publication of the American Choral Director’s Association

“Blending Genres:  Elements of Jazz in Finnish and Swedish Choral Music”
Published in the October, 2014 (Vol. 55, No. 3) edition of the peer-reviewed publication, The Choral Journal

Presentations & Lectures

Presentations

Ohio Music Education Association State Conference, Spring 2020
Interest Session Presenter (peer-reviewed):  “Vocal Jazz Rehearsal Techniques with Glen Oak Notables”

Ohio Music Education Association State Conference, Spring 2019
Interest Session Presenter (peer-reviewed): “YOUR Singers Can Improvise and YOU Can Teach Them!”

National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association, Spring 2017
Poster Session Presenter (peer-reviewed):  “Jazz Elements in Icelandic Choral Music:  Gunnar Reynir Sveinsson”

Music Research & Teacher Education National Conference, Spring 2016
Poster Session Presenter (peer-reviewed) for the National Association for Music Education “Teaching Beginning Jazz Improvisation”

Eastern Regional American Choral Director’s Association, Spring 2012
Poster Session Presenter (peer-reviewed):  “Jazz Elements in Select Finnish and Swedish Choral Music”

Southwest Regional American Choral Director’s Association, Spring 2010
Poster Session Presenter (peer-reviewed):  “The Unique Facets of a Collegiate Ensemble Conductor”

Illinois Music Educators Association Convention, Spring 2010
Interest Session Presenter (peer-reviewed):  “The Unique Facets of a Collegiate Ensemble Conductor”

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