Sandra Booker

Music Educator
Choral Conductor
Choreographer

Sandra Booker

Music Educator
Choral Conductor
Choreographer

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Sandra Booker

Music Educator / Choral Conductor / Choreographer

Music and movement are like food and water for my soul. Professionally, I am a musician, dancer and educator. My interdisciplinary approach to music learning leads to a connected, inclusive, excellent and bright community of young learners.

Contact

Phone

604.857.0219

Address

27812 Pullman Avenue Abbotsford, BC V4X 0A2

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Trinity Western University - April 2004

Academic Honours:: Great Distinction, GPA: 3.84, President's Award Scholarship, Music Scholarship

Student Involvement:Resident Assistant, Dance Team Leader

Ensembles:Chamber Choir Member, Woodwind Quartet, Concert Band

Bachelor of Education

Trinity Western University - May 2006

Academic Honours:: Great Distinction, GPA: 3.82

Student Involvement:Aerobics Instructor, Dance Team Member

Intermediate R.A.D. Ballet

Royal Academy of Dance - November 2008

Honours: Distinction

Orff Certification - Level 1

University of British Columbia - July 2006

Group Fitness Leader Certification

BCRPA - July 2004

Follow-up: Completed required credits every 24 month cycle including posture specialization and maternity fitness training

Grade 9 Piano

Royal Conservatory of Music - December 1999

 

 

Employment History

Mennonite Educational Institute

K-5 Music Specialist 2006-2007, 2014-2015

  1. Delivered a elementary music education program involving the use of un-pitched percussion instruments, Orff barred instruments, recorders, movement/dance, and vocal music.
  2. Conducted three choirs (Grade 3,4,5), each consisting of 75–92 children, with weekly 45 minute rehearsals.
  3. Organized and directed Christmas and Spring concerts and special chapel services for Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Grandparents Day, and Easter.
  4. Planned and implemented a Fine Arts Festival involving lunch time concerts with student performances held each day for two weeks.

Classroom Teacher 2007-2014

  1. Led classes of 28 - 30 Grade 3, 4, or 5 students in full and part-time capacities
  2. Instructed and planned learning activities in the subject areas of Language Arts, Socials, Science, Math, P.E., Bible, Personal Planning, and Art.
  3. Participated in collaborative unit planning with grade group teams
  4. Diversified instruction through programs such as Literature Circles and Reading Response Journals.
  5. Created a strong sense of community in classes through detailed feedback to individual students, encouragement, opportunities for all to share, and valuing the diversity in my class.
  6. Reformed and provided visionary leadership to staff our chapel program in 2013-2014 school year with excellent results.
  7. Created innovative active chapel sessions involving movement and worship.

Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir

Co-Artistic Director, Assistant Conductor 2004-2009

  1. Conducted various choral groups in performance and rehearsal settings (including sectionals)
  2. Taught weekly theory lessons for 8-10 year olds.
  3. Provided individual voice coaching.
  4. Supervised members on tours to Vancouver Island

Choreographer 2013-2015

  1. Created and taught choreography for singers age 8-16
  2. Provided advice on performance quality and look of the choir

Canadian Continentals

Director, Assistant Director, Sales Manager, Stage Manager 1999-2004

  1. Led and performed with tours for four to seven weeks throughout Canada, Brazil and Australia
  2. Led young people ages 12-22 in a groups of 15-20 singers and 5-7 musicians.
  3. Conducted, directed rehearsals, led choreography, publically spoke (MC)

Township of Langley

Group Fitness Instructor 2004-2011

  1. Led various classes such as : Step, Bodysculpt, Boxerfit, Boot Camp, Strollerfit

Professional Experience

Music Education

  • 4 Years
    Orff 4 Years
  • 10 Years
    Private Vocal Lessons 10 Years
  • 5 Years
    Music Curriculum Planning 5 Years

Choral Conducting

  • 5 Years
    Conducting Children's Choirs 5 Years
  • 4 Years
    Music Theory for Children's Choirs 4 Years
  • 10 Years
    Choral Choreography 10 Years

Dance Experience

  • 30 Years
    Ballet 30 Years
  • 15 Years
    Modern 15 Years
  • 5 Years
    Dance Team Leadership 5 Years
  • 10 Years
    Modern Performance Choreography 10 Years

Choral Conducting Videos

Performance:
Look at the World, Grade 3/4 Mass Choir


Performance:
Children Helping Children, Remembrance Day 2014


Rehearsal: Gaelic Blessing, Remembrance Day 2014

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“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."

Victor Hugo