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Sarah Van Waardhuizen
Sarah Van Waardhuizen, ABD, is currently an Instructor of Music Education and Voice at Central College, in Pella, IA. She finished her final semester of coursework for her PhD in music education at The University of Iowa in May. She is working on her dissertation involving motivation in music education. In 2011, she completed her master’s in music education and choral pedagogy from The University of Kansas. Van Waardhuizen has served the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association and Iowa Choral Directors Association as Repertoire and Standards chair for Show Choir. She is a sought after clinician for middle school and high school students, working privately, in the choral and show choir settings. She has also conducted numerous honor choir festivals. Van Waardhuizen has recently presented at IMEA, SunCoast Music Education Symposium in Tampa, FL, Mountain Lake Music Education Conference in Pembroke, VA and The Self-Determination Theory in Victoria, BC in June 2016. She is a member of ACDA, ICDA, NAfME, OAKE, NATS and HLAA. Van Waardhuizen is married to Shane, and has two children, Ella and Tyce.


Johnston High School
Innovation 2008-2012
Ankeny High School
Perpetual Motion 2005-2006
Intensity 2005-2006


Ankeny High School
Perpetual Motion 2005-2006
Intensity 2005-2006


 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational 2021
 Davenport North The Big Dance 2021
 Mitchell Friend de Classic 2020
 Lewis Central Clash of the Titans 2020
 Pella Dutch Masters Invitational 2019
 Keokuk Power City Classic 2019
 Prairie Premiere 2019
 Johnston Showzam 2019
 Pella Dutch Masters Invitational 2018
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational 2018
 Johnston Showzam 2018
 Waukee Starstruck 2018
 Southeast Polk RAM Showcase 2017
 Pella Dutch Masters Invitational 2017
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational 2017
 Johnston Showzam 2017
 Pella Dutch Masters Invitational (Day Two) 2016
 Omaha Westside Competition of Excellence (Day Two) 2016
 Johnston Showzam (Day Two) 2016
 Johnston Showzam (Day One) 2016
 Emmetsburg Extravaganza 2015
 Dallas Center-Grimes Take Two 2015
 Emmetsburg Extravaganza 2014
 Lewis Central Clash of the Titans 2013
 Prairie Premiere 2013
 West Liberty Stars on Stage 2010


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