September 25, 2017

Webinar: Techniques for Conducting a Church Choir

Webinar: Techniques for Conducting a Church Choir


OCP's webinar, Techniques for Conducting a Church Choir, explores the skills and techniques required to be a great liturgical choral conductor and music director. Drawing on years of experience as Music Director at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Portland, Ore., Angela Westhoff-Johnson provides foundational information for musicians who have recently started conducting choirs, as well as advanced tips for experienced conductors who are interested in taking their skills to the next level.

This 60-minute webinar covers:

  • Conducting techniques specific to different choir types
  • Proper body language and conducting gestures
  • Ways to develop vocal technique among your choir members
  • How to plan an efficient rehearsal to maximize your time
Angela Westoff-Johnson
Presented by
Angela Westoff-Johnson
Managing Music Editor at OCP

In addition to her role as Managing Music Editor at OCP, Angela Westhoff-Johnson has been the director of music at St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland for more than 21 years. There she conducts the cathedral choir, cathedral contemporary ensemble and the cathedral children’s choir, all of which provide music for weekly Sunday Eucharist as well as archdiocesan liturgies. She is also an active performer, conductor and workshop presenter.