Kathleen Ballantyne is available for workshops, festivals, and clinics on a fee basis. Areas of interest and expertise include: 

  • Movement in the Choral Rehearsal: explore the many ways that movement can help your choir fully understand and integrate concepts of musical form, phrasing, text expression, blend, intonation, and harmonic structure. Suitable for choirs of all ages and experience levels. 
  • From Musician to Composer: looking for ways to help grow the composers of tomorrow in your choral program? Let Ms. Ballantyne share some of her strategies for choral improvisation, text selection and setting, and composition with the students in your program, culminating in an original work created by your students! Best suited for middle school choirs and older. 
  • Creating a Career in Music: What does it take to make a living as a musician? What are some of the paths available for young musicians, and how can you create a career that is both artistically satisfying and financially feasible? With a musical career that has spanned from performance, session work, music education, private teaching, and music publishing, Ms. Ballantyne offers practical firsthand advice for the young musician on finding pathways to success, as well as essential tools every young musician should have in their career toolbox. 

Sound samples

2015 Chenango All-County Swing Choir, conducted by Kathleen Ballantyne