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Dina Else
Mrs. Dina Else is a highly sought after vocal technician/specialist, choral clinician, motivational speaker, festival conductor, and adjudicator through out the United States. The choral ensembles and show choirs she works with are consistently awarded ‘Best Vocals’ and highest honors in competitions and festivals. Dina is a published author and columnist and currently writes ‘The Vocal Advantage’ column for the American Choral Director’s Association’s ‘ChoralNet’, as well as serving as the vocal technique specialist for Choral Strategies Inc.

She has had 17 years of high school choral classroom experience and 10 years at the collegiate level including; Ithaca College, Wartburg College, Drake University, the University of Northern Iowa; where she received her Bachelor and Masters Degrees, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where she completed all of her doctoral coursework in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. Most recently you could find her at Show Choir Camps of America as both a clinician and presenter.

As a mezzo-soprano, Dina has performed many opera and oratorio roles as well as several recital and guest soloist appearances. Among her many roles, she has performed Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen, Cherubino in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Prince Orlofsky in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, and multiple oratorio performances including several performances of Handel’s Messiah.

Mrs. Else is also a highly regarded private voice teacher in the Des Moines area, heading into her 27th year of teaching privately. She is committed to researching, acquiring and sharing new knowledge concerning voice science and pedagogy.

  Director

Valley High School
Choralation 2008-2009


  Adjudicator

 Omaha South Classic 2020
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational 2019
 Omaha Westside Competition of Excellence 2019
 Johnston Showzam 2019
 Ankeny Centennial Mid-Iowa Show Choir Championships 2019
 Omaha South Classic 2018
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational 2018
 Sioux Falls Roosevelt Executive Showcase 2018
 Johnston Showzam 2018
 Wheaton Warrenville South Choral Classic (Day Two) 2017
 Hastings Swingin' on the River 2017
 Southeast Polk RAM Showcase 2017
 Waconia Star Power 2017
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational 2017
 Omaha Westside Competition of Excellence 2017
 Johnston Showzam 2017
 Linn-Mar Supernova 2017
 Ankeny Centennial Mid-Iowa Show Choir Championships 2017
 Cedar Rapids Jefferson Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2016
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2016
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day One) 2016
 Lincoln East Spartan Spectacular 2016
 Johnston Showzam (Day Two) 2016
 Johnston Showzam (Day One) 2016
 Ankeny Centennial Mid-Iowa Show Choir Championships 2016
 Southeast Polk RAM Showcase 2015
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2015
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day One) 2015
 Omaha Westside Competition of Excellence (Day Two) 2015
 Johnston Showzam (Day Two) 2015
 Muscatine River City Showcase 2015
 Prairie Premiere 2015
 Burbank Blast! (Day Two) 2014
 Lewis Central Clash Of The Titans 2014
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2014
 Wheaton Warrenville South Choral Classic (Day Two) 2013
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2013
 Urbandale Show Choir Invitational (Day One) 2013
 Omaha Westside Competition of Excellence 2013
 Westwood Jubilation 2011
 Totino-Grace Show Choir Spectacular 2011
 Hastings Swingin' on the River 2011
 Waukee Starstruck 2010
 Southeast Polk RAM Showcase 2008
 Davenport Great River Show Choir Invitational (Day Two) 2008
 Waukee Starstruck 2007
 Urbandale Jamboree 2007
 Hastings Swingin' on the River 2007
 Cedar Rapids Washington Mo Show 2004





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