20415 Keeney Mill Rd.
Freeland, MD 21053
|Betty Bertaux, Composer and Arranger
Currently serving as Director of the
innovative Sing For Success! research study project in Hagerstown, MD,
Betty Bertaux also continues to accept composition commissions and to
actively compose and arrange music, especially for children's choruses.
Her most recent compositions and arrangements include Sing On!, Hine Ma
Tov, Cornish Wassail, and Chatter with the Angels.
Well known as
a creator of music, Bertaux's insightful understanding of young singers
and compositional craft marks her artistic compositions and
arrangements for children's choirs. They are published by Boosey &
Hawkes Music Publishers, New York, and several other music publishers,
and they are performed by hundreds of choirs from amateur school and
church choirs to professional level choirs such as the American Boy
Choir, the San Francisco Girls Choir, the Toronto Children's Chorus, the
Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus, the Syracuse Children's Chorus and
Bertaux has written commissioned works for: Contra
Costa Children's Chorus; Spring Branch School District; Fort Bend Boys
Choir; Children's Chorus of Maryland; Womens Philharmonic Brass
Ensemble; Lynn Griebling, Soprano; Young Naperville Singers; Ramona
Galey, Trumpet; Texas Choral Directors Association; West Virginia Music
Educators Association; and Flushing Community Schools. Dr. Bertaux has
also commissioned significant works for children's chorus by other
composers, such as Miracles by Theodore Morrison and A Midge of Gold by
Dr. Elam Sprenkle.
FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO REQUEST A COMMISSIONED WORK BY BETTY BERTAUX, PLEASE CONTACT HER AT BETTYBERTAUX@COMCAST.NET.
works, as well as arrangements, for children's chorus and piano, with
optional other instruments, in SS, SSA, SSA, SSAA, and other treble
combinations, are available with minimum 6 months notice. It is most
advisable to plan at least one year in advance.
More About Betty:
the duration of her career spanning over 50 years, Dr. Betty Bertaux
has brought music and music education to many thousands of children.
Equally adept at teaching both children and adults, she has influenced
countless numbers of children through the instruction of hundreds of
music educators and choral conductors who have attended her courses,
conference presentations, workshops and clinics. She is frequently
invited as a featured presenter for national, state and international
conferences and is experienced as a guest conductor and choral
adjudicator for children's choirs and festivals.
founded the Children's Chorus of Maryland & School of Music (CCM) in
1976. It proved to become one of the prototypes for community
children's choruses, which would emerge throughout the United States in
subsequent years. CCM continues to serve musically gifted children in
the Greater Baltimore Area. In addition, under her leadership, in 2001
CCM parented the American Kodaly Institute (AKI), housed at Loyola
College of Maryland, a training facility for music educators and choral
conductors in the Mid-Atlantic States.
Dr. Bertaux's profession
is comprised of four components: educating, composing, conducting and
consulting. She holds the M. M. with Kodaly Emphasis from Holy Names
College (1975), where she has also taught Kodaly methodology and
supervised student teaching. Active nationally as a clinician in the
areas of children's choirs, voice development and musicianship training,
she has a 38 year history of teaching children in numerous public and
private schools. She is also an experienced teacher of singing and
aural skills to adults. Internationally known for her compositions and
arrangements for treble choirs, she holds the M. M. in Composition from
the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University. Her intuitive insights,
extensive experience, training, and creative output uniquely qualify her
as a professional in her field.
Email us at: BettyBertaux@comcast.net