Elizabeth (Libby) Hearn is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where she conducts University Chorus and Women’s Glee ensembles and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral music education and conducting. In addition to her responsibilities at Ole Miss, Dr. Hearn also serves as the conductor of CoroArroyo; a treble choir comprised of young singers that is one of six ensembles in the CoroRio choral organization.
Prior to joining the faculty at Ole Miss, Dr. Hearn received a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Alabama where she served as assistant conductor of the UA Women’s Chorus. She also taught classes in music education, choral methods, and she facilitated the Chamber Choir. Her collaborative work with Dr. Marvin Latimer, included the National Conferences chapter in Excellence in Choral Music: A History of the American Choral Directors Association, published by Hinshaw Music Inc. and released at the 60th anniversary ACDA national conference in Kansas City.
Dr. Hearn previously held the position of Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Marian University in Indianapolis where she taught music education courses and was the conductor and founder of Knight Fusion Singers and the University Chorus. Her career in secondary education began in Hueytown, Alabama where she served as the choral music director at Hueytown High School from 2003-2010.
Dr. Hearn is an active conductor, presenter, clinician, and adjudicator. She has presented her research at national, regional, and state conferences. Her most notable accomplishment is being Mom to Catherine (9) and Andrew (5).
Register your child for Music & Arts Week Children's Division if he/she is entering grades 3-7. Children who are entering the 7th grade have the option of registering for the Children's Division or the Youth Division.
Theory, Art, Signing, Newspaper, Handbells, Drama, Dance, and possibly others.
Note: Art requires an extra fee of $15
Bible, good attitude, comfy clothes and shoes, bug spray, toiletries, towels, sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket), pillow, swim suit, sunscreen, and paper and pencil. You can also bring other items for classes such as a musical instrument or a camera. You need to bring appropriate clothes and shoes if you want to participate in the ropes course, hiking, canoeing, or other outdoor activities during free-time. Children will wear jeans or denim shorts with the camp t-shirt for the concert.