In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Sally K. Albrecht is presently the Director of School Choral publications for Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. She is a popular choral conductor, composer and clinician, especially known for her work with choral movement. Sally is the author of two books on the subject - Choral Music In Motion, Volumes 1 & 2 distributed by Alfred.
An annual recipient of the ASCAP Special Music Award since 1987, Sally has over 140 popular choral publications in print (including The Reindeer Rap, For the Children and No Need to Knock!), six children's musicals (Crazy Carols!, Santa's Stuck in the 50's, A Small Part of the World, SuperClaus!, The Night the Reindeer Rocked and Santa's Shopping Network), four children's songbook (I Sing, you Sing, Schoolhouse Raps, Rhythm to the Rescue! and Everyday Songs), and two sacred cantatas (Night of Wonder and What a Morning). Her composition We are the Children was selected to open the 1994 MENC "World's Largest Concert", involving more than eight million singers. She also directed and staged the half-time show singers performing during the 1995 and 1996 Florida Citrus Bowls.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Sally recieved a B.A. degree from Rollins College with a double major in Music Theater. From there she moved to the University of Miami where she recieved both an M.A. in Drama and an M.M. in Accompanying. Her previous employment includes serving as the school choral editor at Shawnee Press, and teaching in the Music Departments at Oakland University and Jersey City State College. She has worked with literally thousands of teachers and students through clinics, conventions and workshops in 40 states, Canada, Singapore and Australia. Sally and her husband, composer/arranger Jay Althouse, currently reside on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
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