North Central College - Naperville, IL

Wis gives keynote address, leads session at conference of music educators

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts
Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts

Ramona M. Wis, North Central College’s Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, was keynote speaker and a session presenter at the British Columbia Music Educators Association conference, titled “Forte 2011: Growing Strong in Music Education,” in Richmond, British Columbia, Oct. 20-22.

Presented Oct. 21, her keynote address was titled “The Power of Our Decisions: As We Do, So Shall They Be.” Many of the concepts she shared were based on research from her book, “The Conductor as Leader: Principles of Leadership Applied to Life on the Podium.” More than 500 music educators and delegates attended the address. She also led a session about choral techniques, titled “Physical Metaphor in the Choral Rehearsal.”

Wis joined North Central’s faculty in 1994. She received a B.S. from the University of Illinois, an M.M. from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.