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The Sheldon Arts Foundation is pleased to be able to offer free professional development for educators. This workshop will discuss how to use contemporary music examples to teach general music, music history and music theory in the classroom. At this workshop, you
will have a blast learning to teach these concepts to your students and, in the classroom, your students will enjoy connecting with music they already know and love.
Join Maria A. Ellis, Director of The Sheldon’s City of Music All- Star Chorus in this engaging, toe-tapping session!

Music director Maria A. Ellis holds a B.M. degree in Music Education with an emphasis on Voice, certified K-12, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She was an
Arts and Administrative Fellow for the St. Louis Symphony and an intern for the E. Desmond Lee Program. She is an active member of the American Choral Directors
Association and the Missouri Choral Directors Association, and currently serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator for The St. Louis Children’s Choirs.