Maria A. Ellis joins Missy to talk about Bach & Beyoncé, her new radio show where she gets to geek out about her love for music and challenge assumptions about a broad spectrum of musical genres, including Classical Music. She shares her desire to inspire educators to teach in a variety of ways and to look to music to help people heal together, no matter their skin color.
Maria A. Ellis is a very passionate music educator and choral conductor. She currently serves as the Director of The Sheldon’s City of Music All-Star Chorus and is the host of Bach and Beyoncé – The Radio Show on Classic 107.3 FM The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis, MO. Maria is an active clinician, adjudicator and presenter throughout the United States and abroad. Maria holds a B.M. in Music Education emphasis on Voice (K-12 Certified) Degree from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. She has served as a host for The St. Louis Symphony’s Link Up Program, The Community Engagement Manager for The St. Louis Children’s Choirs and an Ensemble Director for The St. Louis Children’s Choirs new Virtual Chorus. Maria is the Repertoire and Resource Chair of Inclusivity for the Missouri Choral Directors Association. She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Music Educators, Missouri Alliance for Arts Education and holds Level 3 Certification from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education. Maria is the owner of Girl Conductor LLC which provides diverse music education resources.
Please check out Maria’s Black History PD session and the diverse music education resources on her website http://www.girlconductor.com