Callender, Emily

Current Position/Title: Choir Director/Orchestra Director
School Contact Information:

Email: emily.callenderatpendleton.k12.or.us (preferred)
Phone: 541-966-3892
Class web page

Subjects taught: String Orchestra, A Capella Choir, Swing Choir, Concert Choir, Mentoring/Elementary Strings
Additional District Responsibilities: 6th Grade Strings, 6th Grade Choir, and 7/8th Grade Orchestra at SMS.
Experience/Education:

Master's in Education from Montana State University

Master’s in Music (Vocal Performance, String/Piano emphasis) from Eastern Washington University

BS in Music from Eastern Oregon University

This is my 4th year in the Pendleton School District, in which I have been teaching strings grades 4-12.  Prior to teaching in Pendleton, I taught violin, voice, and piano in a private music conservatory in Bozeman, MT, and worked for a violin shop there.  I traveled and played both classical and bluegrass music throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

Hobbies/Interests: I play in several bands, primarily Blue Pass, The Callenders, and Imperial Twang.  I also enjoy attending music festivals, competing in fiddle contests, and playing classical music, both Chamber music and symphonic.  I have played with the Oregon East Symphony for 18 years, and am currently the principal violist.  I also love to read and to ski.