Carol A. Tralau, distinguished music clinician
Carol A. Tralau is currently director of music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as an instructor of voice for approximately thirty high school students. During her tenure as a high school director, she taught music and biology and coached basketball and softball. The choirs she directed performed on one national and three regional ACDA convention programs. In addition, Tralau accepted the invitation to direct the demonstration choir for the undergraduate conducting competition at the 1999 national ACDA convention in Chicago.
She has guest conducted various honor choirs in the Midwest, including an Iowa Opus Honor Choir, a Minnesota all-state choir, a North Central division ACDA women's honor choir, and the South Dakota All-State Honor Choir. She still enjoys preparing quartets for all-state auditions and serves as an all-state clinician for several Cedar Rapids area schools. Having experienced vocal problems in 1993 due to illness, she has done further study with speech pathologists and is intrigued with the “mechanics” of vocal production.