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Jason Douglas Vodicka
Assistant Professor of Music
Phone: 570-372-4536
Email: vodicka@susqu.edu
Office Location: CCMA118

Academic Credentials:
DMA, Univ of Georgia Athens
MME, Westminster Choir Coll Rider University
BM, Westminster Choir Coll Rider University

Vodicka conducts the University Chorale and teaches courses in music and music education. Before his appointment at Susquehanna, he was a Presidential Graduate Fellow at the University of Georgia where he conducted the Women’s Glee Club and the UGA Opera Ensemble. He has presented on the concepts of empowerment and engagement in the choral rehearsal at Westminster Choir College, Florida International University, The University of Georgia, and the International Conference on the Concepts and Practices of Choral Music in Lund, Sweden.

For nine years Vodicka was one of three choral directors at Pennsbury High School in lower Bucks County, Pa., where he conducted three choirs, led the school’s musical theater program and taught elective courses in music theory. In addition to more than 30 domestic concerts annually. Vodicka traveled internationally with the Pennsbury choirs on five occasions. His production of Little Shop of Horrors was presented at the International Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2007.

Vodicka has been a member of the Westminster Choir College Summer Session faculty for the past eight years. He has taught for the Westminster Choral Pedagogy Institute, Vocal Institute, and Music Theatre Workshop and is the coordinator of the Westminster Middle School Music Theatre Workshop. A gifted conductor, singer, and organist, Vodicka has held church music positions for the last sixteen years.

Vodicka has studied music education with Frank Abrahams and Patrick Schmidt, conducting with James Jordan and Daniel Bara, and voice with Scott McCoy.

Courses:

  • MUED-200 Public School Ed/Music Education
  • MUED-400 Student Teaching
  • MUED-405 Student Teaching Seminar
  • MUSC-083 University Chorale
  • MUSC-163 Ear Training I

 



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