ORACDA Officers (Scroll down for candidate info below)
President, Scott Tuomi
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Director of Choral Music, Pacific University
Dr. Scott Tuomi is Professor of Music and director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Pacific University in Forest Grove where he also serves as chair of the music department. He has been a featured tenor soloist throughout the United States with various choral groups, orchestras, opera companies and also as a recitalist and recording artist. Now entering his thirty first year at Pacific, Scott has conducted the Pacific University Chamber Singers in concert tours both nationally and internationally. He is also an established vocal teacher and frequently serves as a clinician, educator and adjudicator for both choral and solo vocal music throughout the Pacific Northwest.
President-Elect, Karen Bohart
Franklin High School
Karen Bohart is the Director of Choirs at Franklin High School in Portland, Oregon where she has taught since 2018. She spent 17 years of her career directing choirs at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. Karen is currently the Oregon ACDA President Elect. In 2017 she presented at the OMEA State Conference. Her session was titled ‘Cultivating a Choral Community in a Sea of Diversity” and reflected her passion for building community within diverse student populations. In 2018, Reynolds High School’s Pro Cantorum Choir was selected to perform at the OMEA State Conference under her direction. Karen is a clinician and adjudicator for vocal solo and choral music in both Vancouver, Washington and the Portland, Oregon Metro area. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Music from the University of Oregon, and Masters in Music Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Past-President, Bill Campbell
Lakeridge High School
P. O. Box 739 or 1235 Overlook Dr.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Bill Campbell is the choir director at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where he directs the school’s six choral ensembles. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Arizona and a Master of Arts degree from Oregon State University. His career in includes teaching at both the middle and high school levels. Prior to his time in Lake Oswego, he taught at Crescent Valley High and Cheldelin Middle Schools in Corvallis, and Molasky Junior High School in Las Vegas.
Treasurer, Anne Kubitscheck
Wilsonville High School
Candidates for 2021 President-Elect - Oregon ACDA
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Masks, civil unrest, virtual choirs, and pages of research studies: the last year has challenged musicians everywhere.
Our profession has reflected the social reckoning taking place in our state, our country, and around the world as we evaluate the implicit and explicit biases throughout music history, music education, and artistic performance. We have become consumers of scientific research like never before, waiting for studies that will guide our return to the stage or the classroom with our friends and fellow musicians to entertain and enlighten live audiences once again.
The national ACDA has developed a new Strategic Plan which challenges us to use music to transform our communities and “nurture lifelong involvement in choral music.” As members of this organization we are profoundly aware of the healing and joy music can bring to both individuals and society.
I would love the opportunity to serve with Oregon ACDA and help foster growth and create space for all people to sing.
Experience and Education:
Danielle Warner is the Director of Choral Activities at George Fox University. Before moving back to Oregon, she spent several years teaching music in the Midwest, most recently at Wayne State College in Nebraska.
Previously, Danielle taught middle and high school choir in Washington state and was adjunct professor of music at Whitman College.
Danielle holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, a Master of Music from Western Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College.
Danielle currently serves as the Collegiate Choirs R&R Chair on the Oregon ACDA Board.
Music is something that can save people; I am one that it saved. Music kept me from falling through the cracks as a high school and college student during a time of personal tragedy and loss. Music keeps me moving forward; music feeds my soul. Music is essential to humanity. I am passionate about keeping music alive and well in schools, churches, communities, and the wider world.
I have had the privilege of working as a teacher of music at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. I feel that as an educator who has labored over a broad range of age levels, demographics, and educational systems throughout our wonderful state of Oregon, I can bring a great variety of experience to the table as ACDA President, especially in this time of recovery from the many challenges brought to music education by COVID.
Ms. McConnell is in her tenth year of teaching choir at West Salem High School. Kimberly began her teaching career in Southern Oregon where she concurrently taught high school and middle school choirs. She then spent 13 years as Director of Choral Activities at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR. Before arriving in Salem Kimberly returned to high school/middle school teaching at South Eugene High School.
Throughout her career, Ms. McConnell’s Choirs have achieved top honors both in concert and Jazz genres, including the state choir championship in 2013 and 2018. Her collegiate and high school choirs have been selected to perform at OMEA and ACDA conferences. Kimberly was awarded Music Teacher of the Year by Salem Symphony in 2018.
Kimberly currently serves on the OMEA Board as liaison to OSAA Activities Board and ACDA. She has actively sung in community and professional choirs in each city she in which she has resided. She currently resides in Salem with her husband and has three children.
Masters in Music, University of Oregon 1993
Bachelor of Music in Education, University of Oregon 1986