MEET THE DIRECTOR

Since 2009, Ana Morel has been the Choral Director at Wakefield High School, in Wakefield, Massachusetts. She conducts Chamber Singers, Treble Choir, Chorale, and a cappella pop groups Voices of Steel and She Major. In addition, she works as Music Director for Wakefield High School Theater Arts, is the Advisor of the WHS Tri-M Chapter, and teaches music theory and electronic composition courses. She holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Ithaca College. Mrs. Morel also performs with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and serves as Secretary on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Northeastern District and as Assistant Housing Manager for the MMEA All-State Festival Concert Committee. She has previously held the positions of Senior Festival Manager for Northeastern District, and Choral Manager and Concert Coordinator for the All-State Festival.

 

Mrs. Morel has been active as a conductor, clinician, choral manager, festival coordinator, and adjudicator in New York, Massachusetts, and Louisiana. She has been a guest conductor of festival choruses at elementary, junior high, and high school levels. Previously, she held the position of Conductor of the Wakefield Choral Society, Choral Director at the Norwood Public Schools, and she has also worked on staff of the Boston Children’s Chorus and the Ithaca Children’s Choir.

 

At Ithaca College, she was the graduate assistant for the Ithaca College Choral Program, under the direction of Dr. Janet Galván and Mr. Lawrence Doebler, and she worked as a mentor teacher for the teacher education program. She holds Level III Kodály Certification through New England Conservatory and has completed two levels of the Choral Music Experience at Ithaca College. She is currently a member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, and the A Cappella Education Association.

Originally from Lansing, NY, Mrs. Morel is married to Michael Morel, Band Director at the Galvin Middle School, and has a son, a daughter, and a Yorkie.

Class Schedule 19-20

B Block: Music Theory

C Block: Treble Choir

D Block: Electronic Songwriting & Composition

E Block: Chamber Singers

G Block (Days 3 & 5): Chorale

 

Mondays, 2:30-4:30: Voices of Steel Rehearsals

Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30: She Major Rehearsals

This Is Why I Teach Music

Not because I expect you to major in music,

not because I expect you to play or sing all your life,

not so you can relax,

not so you can have fun.

But

So you will be human.

So you will recognize beauty.

So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world.

So you will have something to cling to.

So you will have more love,

more compassion,

more gentleness,

more good...

In short, more life.

Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living

unless you know how to live?

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