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B a c k g r o u n d . . .

Arlie Langager is an educator, singer, and conductor.  


Arlie Langager joined the faculty at MiraCosta College in 2008 where she conducts the choirs, serves as the chair of the music department, and teaches voice.


Before moving to southern California, Dr. Langager completed her doctoral studies at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to adjudicating for choral and vocal festivals, she is an active clinician with high school and community ensembles.

Work at the university and college levels ...​

After receiving her undergraduate degree in vocal performance, Dr. Langager maintained a full voice studio in the Conservatory of Music at the University of Lethbridge. She later completed graduate course work in voice pedagogy and performance at the University of Calgary, with special focus on the Kodaly method for teachers. Following further studies, she earned a Master of Music degree in Conducting and joined the faculty at the U of C. She taught secondary choral music education and classroom music courses, in addition to supervising student teachers. She also enjoyed the opportunity to conduct the Chamber Choir and the 100-voice University Chorus. For nearly a decade she directed the vocal jazz program at the U of C, during which time the vocal jazz choir grew into two fully-voiced a cappella ensembles that toured, recorded, and performed frequently.


Work with youth choirs...

Dr. Langager has conducted a number of high school and college choirs. As Artistic Director of the Calgary Boys Choir, she toured across Canada and the United States with the boys choirs and the changed-voices choir. As director with the Youth Singers of Calgary, she toured her 80-voice high-school age choirs to the Bahamas, New York, Australia and New Zealand. As Conductor of the Mount Royal Youth Choir at Mount Royal University, she toured locally and on a major tour through Mexico City, Guanajuato, and Guadalajara. Under her direction, her groups earned a reputation for prized choral singing in music festivals and on international tours.


Work with voice majors...​

Dr. Langager taught voice at Rocky Mountain College and for the Conservatory of Music at Mount Royal University. She served as full-time Artistic Director of the Calgary Boys Choir organization, where her choirs and voice students achieved top honors at regional and provincial competitions.


Work with vocal jazz and a cappella...


At the University of Calgary, her vocal jazz choir grew into two fully-voiced a cappella ensembles - Inner Voices and Shades of Blue. Her groups won First Prize in the CBC Radio National Competition for Choirs and the Gold Medal at MusicFest Canada. The ensembles recorded three CDs.  The groups performed with a variety of artists such as backing up legendary blues artist Lou Pride, joining country music artist, Paul Brandt, for his nationally-broadcast television special, and performing for the Canadian County Music Association Gospel Concerts.

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