ESP Biography



SAMANTHA KWAN, Senior senior studying music at Ithaca College




Major: Music Education/Vocal Performanc

College/Employer: Ithaca College

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Sam Kwan is a senior double major in vocal performance and music education at Ithaca College. She has fond memories of attending MIT Splash and spending time with like-minded peers during her high school years. Kwan specializes in choral music education, vocal pedagogy, and opera performance. She has experience teaching students ages 2 – 18 in the music classroom and hopes to teach private voice lessons and high school choral music after she graduates in December 2015.



Past Classes

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Choral Sightreading in Splash Spring 2015
Sightread popular pieces of choral literature for middle and high school mixed choirs. We will try to cover as much repertoire as possible in the time allotted. We will sing through at least one piece in each of the following categories: classical, gospel, multicultural, and a cappella.


Spontaneous a cappella in Splash Spring 2015
We will review basics of a cappella, such as ostinati, bass lines, and metrical structure. After that, our voices will lead the way! Judgment-free, essentially structure-free singing without accompaniment for the full class period.


Open Jam Session in Splash Spring 2015
Bring your instrument or come as you are! Some percussion instruments will be provided. We will start with a basic chord progression and develop from there.