Join us for another fascinating conversation as choral conductors Emma Joleen Schopler (CCSD Board Member) and Marielena Teng (San Diego Children’s Choir) interview each other on a wide range of topics from musical inspirations to favorite local eateries. Spanish interpretation is available. Free event; register for Zoom link.
Únase a nosotros para otra conversación fascinante mientras las directoras corales Emma Joleen Schopler (miembro de la junta de CCSD) y Marielena Teng (Coro de Niños de San Diego) se entrevistan entre sí sobre una amplia gama de temas, desde inspiraciones musicales hasta restaurantes locales favoritos. La interpretación en español está disponible. Evento gratuito; Regístrese en el enlace de Zoom.
Emma Joleen Schopler received her bachelor of music degree from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Australia) and her bachelor of education degree from the University of Queensland (Australia), and she expects to soon complete her master of music in choral conducting at California State University, Los Angeles. Schopler began her international music career in Australia, where she was named Songwriter of the Year 2006. Her song “Hello and Goodbye” reached #1 on the Australian radio charts. Schopler dedicated herself to teaching music after moving to the United States in 2011. One of her singing and solfege students, Anthony Gonzalez, went on to voice the lead character Miguel in the Academy Award-winning film Coco (2017). In 2018, the California Music Educators Association’s Southwest branch recognized Schopler as the Music Teacher of the Year. She has taught music and conducted choirs in various public and private schools, as well as for the National Children’s Chorus, the Los Angeles Children’s Choir, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra.
Marielena Teng earned a bachelor’s in Music Education from San Diego State University (SDSU). She has held positions such as the Music Education Fellowship Assistant from SDSU, Vocal and Acting Coach from SDSU’s Filipino Organization AB Samahan and lead roles in productions such as Massenet’s Cendrillon and Torke’s Strawberry Fields from SDSU’s Opera Program. As a San Diego local she started her career as a Choir Director in the San Diego Unified School District and since then has taught choir and beginning orchestra at Wangenheim Middle School for her teaching credentials and at Solana Santa Fe Elementary as a general music teacher. Teng is currently the Choral Director for Mira Mesa High School and Challenger Middle School and has arranged choral field trips, collaborative concerts with local churches and has taken on the Music Director position for the musicals. Alongside teaching in the San Diego Unified School District, Teng is the Intermediate Choral Director and one of the Apprentice Choral teachers with the San Diego Children’s Choir.
Choral Consortium of San Diego