2017 Guest Faculty

Zsuzsánna MindszentyDr. Zsuzsánna Mindszenty

Choral Conducting

Graduate of the Liszt Academy; Head of Choral Studies at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest; President of KÓTA (Hungarian Association of Choirs and Orchestras); recipient of the Franz Liszt Prize.

Dr. Márta Sárosi–SzabóDr. Márta Sárosi–Szabó

Solfege and Musicianship

Graduate of the Liszt Academy; Head of Theory and Solfège at the University of Debrecen Conservatory of Music, Hungary; recipient of the KÓTA Prize for Teaching and the Pál Kardos Memorial Prize.

2017 Faculty

Dr. Jerry Jaccard

Pedagogy Instructor

Teacher, researcher, author; Professor Emeritus, BYU School of Music; InterMuse founding director; Lead Editor, Bulletin of the International Kodály Society.

Logan McKinneyLogan McKinney

Music Literature and Pedagogy Instructor

M.M.E. with Kodály Emphasis, Holy Names University; Provo Schools Kodály Music Specialist; Orchestra and Choir Director, Lakeview Elementary School; presenter at UFOLKS statewide, OAKE national conferences.

Vicki McMurrayVicki McMurray

Choral Conducting, Musicianship Instructor

M.M. in Choral Conducting Brigham Young University. Choir Director at Maple Mountain High School, Nebo School District. Retired singer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Assistant Director of the Utah Baroque Ensemble.

Krista PerkinsKrista Perkins

Pedagogy Instructor

B.M. in Elementary Music and Classroom Education, Brigham Young University. Kodály Music Specialist at Odyssey Charter School, American Fork, UT; Director, Odyssey Concert Choir; UFOLKS Treasurer.

Cynthia RichardsCynthia Richards

String Pedagogy Instructor

BA in Violin Performance, Brigham Young University; Concertmaster of Utah Valley Symphony; Freelance professional musician and private studio teacher; Co-author of The Complete Musician, an innovative string curriculum based on Kodály principles; presenter at OAKE national conferences.

Matt ThorntonMatt Thornton

Middle/High School Pedagogy Instructor

M.M.E. Brigham Young University; Fine Arts Department Head and Grades 7–9 Choir Director and General Music Teacher at American Fork Junior High School; Assistant Director for the American Heritage Youth Chorus; presenter at UFOLKS statewide, OAKE national conferences.

Program Director

Rebecca McLaughlinRebecca McLaughlin

Program Director, Choral Development, Vocal Coach, Musicianship Instructor

B.M. in Elementary Music and Classroom Education, Brigham Young University; Provo City Schools Elementary Music Mentor; Former singer with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Director of InterMuse Children’s Choir Camp; Former UFOLKS president (Utah Fellowship of Local Kodály Specialists); presenter, UFOLKS and UMEA statewide conferences.