Dan LeJeune is currently in his 23rd year directing the middle school choirs at The Blake School in Hopkins, Minnesota.  Prior to Blake, Dan taught elementary and middle school vocal music in Maryland public schools for thirteen years.  He was recently named a 2014 Fund for Teachers Fellow and a 2013 Choral Director of Note by Choral Director’s Magazine.  Other honors include the 1995 Howard County Music Educator of the Year Award (Maryland) and The Blake School 2009 Juliet Nelson Award presented to a teacher who turns an academic environment into a place for creative learning and personal growth. Dan received a M.M. degree in Music Education from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and a B.M. degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University.

Dan’s choirs have performed for thirteen state, regional and national professional music conferences. He has directed festival and honor choirs at the elementary and middle school levels in Oklahoma, Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, and Minnesota.  In 2009, Dan conducted the (OAKE) Organization of American Kodály Educators Youth Choir at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.  He presents workshops and teaches summer classes focusing on elementary and middle school choral repertoire, techniques, and musicianship.  Dan is also a leader in utilizing music technology in the classroom.  From 2009-2014, he directed the Youth Choir for the Vocal Arts Camp at James Madison University.  He has been a visiting instructor at Colorado College, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, George Mason University, and the University of St. Thomas, where he has been teaching summer graduate music education classes since 1995.

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