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Broeker, Angela

Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir
Degree
D.M.A. University of Oklahoma
Office
Loras Hall 208B
Phone
(651) 962-5853
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5853
Mail
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 5
St. Paul, MN 55105

Angela Broeker is Director of Choral Activities at the University of St. Thomas where she conducts the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Festival Choir and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting, choral literature and choral pedagogy.  Since arriving at the University of St. Thomas in 1999, Dr. Broeker’s choirs have performed at national, regional, and state conventions of the American Choral Director's Association and have toured extensively in Europe and South America.

In addition to her university responsibilities, Dr. Broeker presents for national, regional, and state conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Organization of American Kodály Educators, and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.  She serves as guest conductor for numerous honor choirs including the ACDA National Children’s Honor Choir in 2015, honor choirs at the Eastern, Southern, Southwest, North Central and Central Division ACDA regional conferences, National Honor Choirs at numerous OAKE conferences and all-state choirs in more than 40 states.  International conducting engagements include honor choirs in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, China and the United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Broeker received her D.M.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma and her M.M. and B.M.E. degrees from Indiana University.  Her research interests include authentic, respectful performance of music from diverse cultures as well as the exploration of varied vocal colors that are possible with this repertoire.  Recently, she presented keynote speeches around the themes of community and inclusion within the choral experience and is serving on the National ACDA Committee for Diversity Initiatives.  She served as guest editor of the April 2006 Choral Journal and has written articles for the Choral Journal in 2011, 2008, and 2006.  Other publications include the July 2000 Music Educators Journal, the NAfME Spotlight on Teaching Chorus, as well as many local and regional music publications.  The book she co-authored with Mary Goetze and Ruth Boshkoff, Educating Young Singers, is published with GIA. 

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSN 142 - 01 Chamber Singers M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

20167 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble of 30-40 members that will study and perform materials appropriate to the chamber ensemble; repertoire will include secular and sacred literature. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Three rehearsals per week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 142 - 02 Chamber Singers M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

21048 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble of 30-40 members that will study and perform materials appropriate to the chamber ensemble; repertoire will include secular and sacred literature. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Three rehearsals per week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 142 - 51 Chamber Singers - - - - F - - 1500 - 1630

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

1500 - 1630

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21691 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble of 30-40 members that will study and perform materials appropriate to the chamber ensemble; repertoire will include secular and sacred literature. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Three rehearsals per week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 160 - 01 Concert Choir - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

20169 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble that performs a variety of secular and sacred repertoire from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Choral literature performed includes unaccompanied works as well as works with professional chamber orchestra. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Tours locally, nationally and internationally. Three rehearsals a week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 160 - 02 Concert Choir - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

21082 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble that performs a variety of secular and sacred repertoire from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Choral literature performed includes unaccompanied works as well as works with professional chamber orchestra. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Tours locally, nationally and internationally. Three rehearsals a week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 160 - 51 Concert Choir - - - - F - - 1500 - 1630

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

1500 - 1630

Location:

Course Registration Number:

21692 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble that performs a variety of secular and sacred repertoire from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Choral literature performed includes unaccompanied works as well as works with professional chamber orchestra. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Tours locally, nationally and internationally. Three rehearsals a week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 518 - 01 Teach Choral Music M T W R F - - 0900 - 1500 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1500

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

30442 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

Philosophy, methods and materials designed to provide a sound pedagogical and musical basis for building and enhancing a developmental choral program for children ages 7-12. Applicable to a variety of settings (elementary school community, church), the course offers experiences for building skill and knowledge in guiding vocal development (vocal exploration, pitch matching, voice control, tone production), learning strategies for developing a program, acquiring a repertoire bank, organizing a supportive administrative base and creating a sense of community, from the smallest church choir to the largest community choral organization.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 673 - 01 Choral Lit and Analysis I M T W R F - - 0900 - 1215 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1215

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

30448 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

Study of choral literature representing the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque style periods. Survey of historical and style evolution of major choral genres and analysis of representative works from each era.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 726 - 01 Intermed Choral Conducting M T W R F - - 1200 - 1500 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1200 - 1500

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

30121 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

Designed for the intermediate choral conductor. Laboratory course with in-depth study of conducting gesture and its effect on choral sound. Individual lessons in the choral lab setting constitute a major component of this course. Score study, rehearsal techniques and performance practice issues.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 727 - 01 Advanced Choral Conducting M T W R F - - 1000 - 1300 BEC LL17

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1300

Location:

BEC LL17

Course Registration Number:

30122 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

For the advanced choral conductor. Laboratory course with in-depth study of conducting gesture and its effect on choral sound. Individual lessons in the choral lab setting constitute a major component of this course. Challenging SATB and treble choir pieces and choral/orchestral repertoire. Score study, rehearsal techniques, and performance practice issues. Prerequisite: GMUS 726 Intermediate Choral Conducting.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GMUS 728 - 01 Advanced Choral Conducting Lab M T W R F - - 1130 - 1300 BEC LL17

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1130 - 1300

Location:

BEC LL17

Course Registration Number:

30123 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

During this course, advanced choral conducting students will extend their skills by choosing, analyzing, teaching, rehearsing, and conducting a choral octavo in a conducting lab setting. Prerequisite: GMUS 727 Advanced Choral Conducting

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSN 142 - 01 Chamber Singers M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

40180 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble of 30-40 members that will study and perform materials appropriate to the chamber ensemble; repertoire will include secular and sacred literature. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Three rehearsals per week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 142 - 02 Chamber Singers M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43211 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble of 30-40 members that will study and perform materials appropriate to the chamber ensemble; repertoire will include secular and sacred literature. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Three rehearsals per week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 142 - 51 Chamber Singers - - - - F - - 1500 - 1630 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

1500 - 1630

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

42028 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble of 30-40 members that will study and perform materials appropriate to the chamber ensemble; repertoire will include secular and sacred literature. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Three rehearsals per week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 160 - 01 Concert Choir - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

40182 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble that performs a variety of secular and sacred repertoire from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Choral literature performed includes unaccompanied works as well as works with professional chamber orchestra. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Tours locally, nationally and internationally. Three rehearsals a week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 160 - 02 Concert Choir - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43213 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble that performs a variety of secular and sacred repertoire from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Choral literature performed includes unaccompanied works as well as works with professional chamber orchestra. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Tours locally, nationally and internationally. Three rehearsals a week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 160 - 51 Concert Choir - - - - F - - 1500 - 1630 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

1500 - 1630

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

42029 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Angela E. Broeker

A mixed vocal ensemble that performs a variety of secular and sacred repertoire from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Choral literature performed includes unaccompanied works as well as works with professional chamber orchestra. Major performances are given each semester and may include exchange/joint concerts with other choirs. Tours locally, nationally and internationally. Three rehearsals a week. Membership by audition. A combination of four semesters in 140, 142, 143, and 160 fulfills the fine arts requirement for graduation.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)