Faculty & Staff
Jason Douglas Vodicka
Assistant Professor of Music
Office Location: CCMA118
DMA, Univ of Georgia Athens
MME, Westminster Choir Coll Rider University
BM, Westminster Choir Coll Rider University
Vodicka conducts the University Chorale, coordinates the music education program, and teaches courses in music education. He is also the director of the Susquehanna Summer Choral Institute for advanced high school musicians. Vodicka will serve as music director of the Harrisburg Choral Society for their 2014-15 season.
Vodicka has been a member of the Westminster Choir College Summer Session faculty for the past nine years as an instructor, program director, and collaborative accompanist. A gifted conductor, singer, and organist, Vodicka has held church music positions in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey for the last eighteen years.
Before his appointment at Susquehanna, Vodicka was a Presidential Graduate Fellow at the University of Georgia where he conducted the Women’s Glee Club and the UGA Opera Ensemble. For the nine years prior, Vodicka was one of three choral directors at Pennsbury High School in lower Bucks County, Pa., where he conducted five 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. During his tenure the Pennsbury choirs were invited to sing at ACDA Eastern Division and PMEA conferences, Avery Fisher and Carnegie Halls in New York, St. David's Cathedral in Wales, and the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany.
Vodicka's research focuses on the practical application of Baroque performance practice and empowerment and engagement in the choral rehearsal. He has presented at Westminster Choir College, ACDA-PA, Florida International University, The University of Georgia, and the International Conference on the Concepts and Practices of Choral Music in Lund, Sweden.
- MUED-200 Public School Ed/Music Education
- MUED-351 Secondary Choral/General Methods
- MUED-400 Student Teaching
- MUED-405 Student Teaching Seminar
- MUSC-077 Training Ensemble
- MUSC-083 University Chorale
- MUSC-163 Ear Training I
- PRDV-104 Perspectives