For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.
High School Mixed Choir Clinician
Robert Sinclair Robert L. Sinclair has served VanderCook College of Music as Director of Choral Activities since 2001 and Dean of Graduate Studies since 2016. His educational background includes three years at Luther College where he sang in the Nordic Choir under the direction of Weston Noble. After transferring to Sam Houston State University, he completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees with B. R. Henson. In December of 2000, Sinclair completed a Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Music Education) at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he worked with Drs. David Rayl and Wendy Sims.
Dr. Sinclair has ten years of public-school teaching experience and continues to work as an active choral clinician and adjudicator for junior high and high school students from across the nation and abroad including honor choirs in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, and Japan as well as all-state choirs in Illinois and Wisconsin. Sinclair has presented sessions to the Music Educators Associations of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Texas, the Hawai’i and Illinois Chapters of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), as well as the Southwestern and Southern Divisions of ACDA. In May of 2022, he made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut.
He is an active member of ACDA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Fraternity, and the National Association for Music Education.