EMMA JOLEEN SCHOPLER
Emma Joleen Schopler is a first-generation university graduate, immigrant, award-winning music educator, singer, songwriter, and music advocate who believes in lifelong learning. In 2018, Emma was named “Music Teacher of the Year” for the Southwest branch of the California Music Education Association (CMEA). Emma has prepared choirs to perform at the Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, United Arab Emirates Children’s Peace Conference, Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference Choirs, Southern California Vocal Association Honor Choirs, and many more. Emma has been a clinician at the California All State Music Education Conference, CMEA-South Bay Section Winter Conference (San Jose, CA), CMEA-Southwest Section Conference (Los Angeles), Kodaly Association of Southern California, and Hawai’i Music Educators Association, amongst others. Her past positions include Associate Conductor and Kodaly teacher at the National Children’s Chorus, Los Angeles Children’s Choir, Public School Arts Orff Schulwerk Specialist Teacher in the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, and the Los Angeles Children’s Choir Outreach Program at Pasadena Unified School District, to name a few. Emma currently teaches elementary music and choir for grades TK-6 at Chula Vista Elementary School District. Emma is also the Program Director for the Early Years, Introductory, and Outreach Programs at the San Diego Children’s Choir.