Substitute Choral Directing Services for Your Group, School or Church

  • Substitute choral directing at all levels
  • Substitute handbell choir directing at all levels
  • Praise and worship band leadership
  • Substitute organist/pianist
  • Solo piano performances during worship services

Experience

With 26 years of experience as a choral director at all educational levels and as a music minister familiar with a wide variety of church customs, Kaarin has the ability to be flexible to the demands of your program. 

Kaarin has 14 years of experience as a Minister of Music (Presbyterian and Baptist) in New Jersey and 26 years of experience as a choral director and general music teacher for public school districts in New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina. She was a co-director of 6 state and national award winning high school choral groups and vocal director/pianist for over 30 full scale public school musical and theatrical productions. Kaarin has written dozens of vocal arrangements for SSA, SATB, TTBB/TTTBBB voices, including most recently for the Princeton University-based a cappella rhythm and blues group “Old NasSoul."


Works Conducted or Accompanied

The following lists are only representative of works performed; they are not comprehensive.

Major Choral Works

  • Barber, Samuel; Prayers of Kierkegaard
  • Bernstein, Leonard; Chichester Psalms
  • Brahms, Johannes; Nänie, op. 82
  • Britten, Benjamin; Ceremony of Carols, War Requiem
  • Bruckner, Anton; Te Deum
  • Cherubini, Luigi; Requiem in C Minor
  • Fauré, Gabriel; Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Handel, G.F.; The Messiah
  • Mahler, Gustav; Symphony No. 3
  • Mendelssohn, Felix; Elijah
  • Mozart, W.A.; Mass in C minor (KV427), Ave Verum Corpus, Davide Penitente (KV469)
  • Rossini, Gioachino; Petite Messe Solennelle
  • Stravinsky, Igor; Symphony of Psalms
  • Verdi, Giuseppe; Requiem, Nabucco

Theatre Productions

  • ‘Annie’ by Thomas Meehan
  • ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ by Joseph Stein
  • ‘Give My Regards to Broadway’ by George M. Cohen
  • ‘Godspell’ by John-Michael Tebelak
  • ‘Grease’ by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
  • ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ by Tim Rice
  • ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by Howard Ashman
  • ‘Oklahoma’ by O. Hammerstein II and R. Rodgers
  • ‘Peter Pan’ by J. M. Barrie and Libby Hamilton
  • ‘Pirates of Penzance’ by W.S. Gilbert and A. Sullivan
  • ‘Runaways’ by Elizabeth Swados
  • ‘Shrek The Musical’ by David Lyndsay-Abaire
  • ‘The Secret Garden’ by Marsha Norman
  • ‘The Who’s Tommy’ by Des McAnuff and Pete Townshend
  • ‘Wizard of Oz’ by Weber, Arlen, and Stohart
  • Zémire et Azor, an opéra comique in four acts (Beauty and the Beast) by André Grétry

Church Music Genres

  • Christian Pop
  • Gospel
  • Barbershop
  • Oratorios/Cantatas/Motets
  • Praise and Worship
  • Standard Church Music repertoire

Art Song/Oratorios

  • Bach, J.S.; Magnificat, B Minor Mass
  • Debussy, C.; Ariette oubliées
  • Fauré, G.; La Bonne Chanson
  • Handel, G.F.; Messiah, Semele
  • Korngold, E.; Abschiedslieder
  • Rodrigo, J.; Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios
  • Schubert, F.; Die Schöne Müllerin, Winterreise
  • Schumann, R.; Frauenliebe und –leben, Dichterliebe, Liederkreis
  • Strauss, R.; Brentanolieder
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