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Middle School Honor Choir
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The LCRMEA welcomes guest director Dinah Helgeson to conduct the middle school honor choir. 

Dinah Lindberg Helgeson recently retired from International School Bangkok after nine years as high school choir director and Head of the Fine Arts Division. She is invited as guest conductor, choral clinician, motivational speaker, and artist in residence throughout the U.S., Canada, and Asia. In addition she has conducted All-State, ACDA and Provincial Honor choirs. 


Dinah is known for her holistic teaching method. She works with the body, mind and spirit of the singer. Often times, the word “love” is used to describe her gift. But it is more than that; it is a sense of empathy she has for the individual throughout the rehearsal at a personal level. She engages the “one to one” method of teaching and produces choirs that learn to care, love and trust one another. This creates life changing moments throughout the rehearsal and performance; music is the vehicle in which she changes the hearts of her singers. 


Dinah was born in Montana and received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Pacific Lutheran University. Her graduate studies include the University of Southern California studying with world renowned educator, Rodney Eichenberger. She considers Maurice Skones, Richard Nace, Geoffrey Boers, Mary Moore and the late John Trepp her lifelong teachers and mentors. 


Dinah enjoys her home on Vashon Island overlooking Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier. Her greatest joys are her children and grandchildren.

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