Children’s Choir Conductor
Children’s Choir Conductor
Stephanie Sant received her Bachelor of Music in K-12 Vocal Music Education and her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Idaho. She studied voice with noted vocalist and professor Dorothy Barnes. Ms. Sant has taught K-6 General Music at A.B. McDonald Elementary School in Moscow, currently conducts the Moscow High School Choir and extra-curricular Jazz Choir, and will advise the student-run Glee Club next year. She also teaches Movement and dance at McDonald Elementary, finishing her 18th year in Moscow School District. Sant’s high school students have participated in solo contests at the district and state levels, the Idaho All-State Honor Choirs, the All-Northwest Honor Choirs, the National Association for Teachers of Singing contest, and the American Choral Directors Association National Honor Choir.
Ms. Sant values the influence of quality professional performances on her high school students and regularly takes them to the New York Metropolitan Opera HD Live broadcasts as part of the HD Live in the Schools grant awarded to Moscow School District 2 years ago. Moscow School District became the first and only district in Idaho to apply for this program.
In the early 2000’s Stephanie directed children’s music programs in local churches. She gives private voice instruction to students of various ages. Stephanie’s membership as a patroness in the national music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota allows her to promote and support music education and fine arts in schools and communities. Her Moscow chapter collects donated instruments, then raises money to repair and gift instruments to school instrumental music programs in the region.
To continue growing as a vocalist, Ms. Sant sings solos of all genres in many venues, from National Anthems at local sport events to weddings, funeral services, concerts, benefit sing-alongs, musicales, and religious ceremonies in the area. She performed in a women’s trio for several years, providing music for dinner parties, church services, and the University of Idaho Holiday dinner dance. She has sung in Palouse Choral Society’s large chorale for 7 years, 3 of which she served as the alto section leader. Three years ago Stephanie joined the Chamber Choir, in which she serves as the alto section leader. Ms. Sant attends live music performances at the universities and on the Palouse, investing in her belief that a thriving musical culture enhances family life and builds stronger communities.
Stephanie is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. She resides in Moscow and has an adult daughter in town.