Conductor - Chicago Children's Choir
MM Butler University
BM Indiana University
Chicago Children's Choir
Julia Shaw is a doctoral fellow in music education at Northwestern University. She also serves on the artistic staff of the Chicago Children's Choir, where she conducts the Lincoln Park Allegro Choir. She holds a Master of Music in choral conducting from Butler University, a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University, and Kodály certification from Indiana University. Her teaching experience includes eight years working in diverse school settings in Indianapolis and Chicago. As the choir director at Zionsville West Middle School, Mrs. Shaw was honored as Teacher of the Year for the Zionsville Community Schools and Boone County in 2007. Her school choirs have performed at the Indiana Music Educators Association State Convention and on subscription concerts with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. She also has worked extensively with children's choirs, having served as Neighborhood and In-School Conductor for the Chicago Children's Choir, Associate Director of the Indianapolis Children's Choir, and a musicianship teacher for the Indiana University Children's Choir.
An active choral clinician, Mrs. Shaw has served as guest conductor for numerous festival and honor choirs. She has presented sessions at the Illinois Music Education Conference and the Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference. Mrs. Shaw enjoys teaching at the summer Kodály Institutes of DePaul University, James Madison University, and the University of Central Missouri and has taught vocal pedagogy courses at the University of St. Thomas and Northwestern University. She is published in the Music Educators Journal and her current research interests include child and adolescent vocal development, urban education, music teacher education, and socio-cultural issues in music education.