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PANEL: "Reframing Workloads and Professional Evaluation"

We are coping with a “post-COVID” world that places additional demands on our time. Many faculty members have taken on more invisible labor as budgets contract, including serving students whose mental health needs and academic challenges require additional time and support. We seek to render this labor visible and equitable. This panel will explore institutional and personal solutions for managing our workloads, as well as new ways to contextualize and document the whole of our work when we apply for jobs, go up for review/promotion, or while writing external review letters for colleagues.

The following NCCO members have been selected as panelists:

Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Temple University

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Rollo Dilworth is Vice Dean and Professor of Choral Music Education at Temple University’s Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education and conducts the “Singing Owls” Campus/Community Chorus. His choral publications can be found in the catalogs of Hal Leonard, Colla Voce, and Santa Barbara.

Dr. Alexandra Grabarchuk, Whittier College

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Dr. Alexandra Grabarchuk is a Ukrainian-born conductor and musicologist. Alex currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Whittier College, as well as Co-Director of Music & Fine Arts at Claremont United Church of Christ and Co-Conducting Chair of the Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles (C3LA).

Dr. Nathan Windt, Saint Ambrose University

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Nathan Windt is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at St. Ambrose University, where he conducts a large, mixed-voice ensemble and auditioned chamber choir, as well as teaching applied voice lessons, conducting, choral methods, and vocal methods. He has received two awards for teaching excellence at the collegiate level, and in 2022 was awarded a regional award for his volunteer work with students in the school district. He currently serves as the Chair of the Music Department.

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