Meredith Ziegler serves as the Conductor of the Apprentice Choir as well as the Artistic Team Leader for the CYV staff. She is a product of the Canterbury Student Intern Program (2009-2010), making her full-time debut with Canterbury during the 2011-2012 season. Under her direction, the Central Apprentice Choir of CYV has been selected twice as an Elementary Honor Choir for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association’s annual convention. Meredith was the vocal music specialist at Wilson Arts Integration Elementary School in Oklahoma City Public Schools from 2010-2017 and is currently the vocal music specialist at Roosevelt Elementary School in Norman, where she was named 2020 Teacher of the Year. Meredith was also named Oklahoma City Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015, a Rising Star Educator for the State of Oklahoma in 2015, and has received the State Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Arts Education.
Meredith is a certified music teacher (Pre-K through 12th grade), holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music Education from Oklahoma City University (2010, Summa Cum Laude), a Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision (2016), and her Orff-Schulwerk certification from Southern Methodist University (2014). Meredith is a member of the American Choral Director’s Association, The National Association for Music Education, the American Orff Schulwerk Association, and Phi Kappa Phi. She recently completed a two year term as the President for the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Meredith lives in Norman with her husband, Stephen, and two daughters, Charlotte and Caroline. Soli Deo Gloria!
Since 2008, Stephen Ziegler has served in several capacities for Canterbury Youth Voices, including staff accompanist and OCU student intern. He is now in his seventh season as Chorale conductor.
Mr. Ziegler teaches Vocal Music at Norman North High School, where he directs the Chorale and Jazz Choir. He was chairperson for the Oklahoma ACDA All-State Jazz Choir from 2018-2020, and currently serves as the Southwest Rep for the NAfME Council for Choral Education. Stephen holds degrees in Vocal Music Education (BME, Oklahoma City University), Church Music (BM, OCU), and Choral Conducting (MM, University of Oklahoma).
As a pianist, Mr. Ziegler has served various honor choirs in Oklahoma, including the SWACDA Regional Conference, OAKE National Conference, OkMEA “Circle the State with Song”, and the OkMEA All-State Treble Chorus. He lives in Norman with three ladies, the joys of his life: his wife, Meredith, and daughters, Charlotte & Caroline. “Soli Deo Gloria!”
Kenneith Stock joined the Canterbury Youth Voices Team in 2021. He first served as the Choir Director for the Boys and Girls Club Outreach Program. He is now honored to conduct the Cantabile chorus for his second year.
Kenneith received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. While at Northwestern he studied choral music and choral conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Irene Messoloras. As a member of the NWOSU Singers he performed in China, touring to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. After college, Stock taught Vocal Music at Providence High School and was Director of Music Ministry at the First Presbyterian Church in Covina, CA. During his time in California Kenneith sang professionally with the Mountainside Master Chorale.
In 2018, Kenneith returned to the Mid-Del School District as Director of Choral Activities at Carl Albert High School. In 2022, Stock became Director of Choral Activities at Edmond North High School where he conducts and oversees the vocal music program. Mr. Stock now has the honor of having two OkMEA Honor Groups during his career thus far. In 2020, the Carl Albert Mixed Chorus performed virtually during the COVID Pandemic. He is honored to have the opportunity to lead Cantabile as they present their OkMEA Honor Concert this coming January.
Kenneith lives in Norman, Oklahoma with his husband Christopher, where he serves as the Director of Music Ministry at Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman, Oklahoma.
With 30 years teaching music, Susan Pendergraft has conducted Canterbury Youth Voices since 2014. She has also conducted Camp Canterbury and enjoys singing second soprano with Canterbury Voices. She is a 1984 graduate of Newcastle High School, and although she still calls herself a ‘Racer’, she is truly ‘Sooner born’ and went from Newcastle High School to the University of Oklahoma. Susan graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music Education, teaching in Newcastle and Putnam City, and then began teaching in Moore Public Schools in 1992. First, at Upper-Central Elementary (which is now Central JH), and then Briarwood Elementary, where she was nominated by her colleagues as Teacher of the Year in 1995. She taught at Red Oak and Eastlake following, but her home for 21 years has been Earlywine, where she was honored again as 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year, and went on to be one of five district Teacher of the Year finalists.
Mrs. Pendergraft became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2007. She completed Level 1 Orff and Kodaly Level 1 courses, and continues to work toward certification in both. Susan was the recipient of the Fund for Teachers grant in 2010 to travel abroad learning about culture and music in Italy, and she received the grant a second time in 2014 to travel to Carmel Valley, California to attend the San Francisco Orff Course. She holds memberships in the American Choral Director’s Association and Oklahoma Chapter, National Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the Oklahoma Chapter AOSA, Oklahoma Teachers Association, and The Education Association of Moore.
Conducting CYV has afforded many opportunities such as performing at OKC Thunder and Dodgers games. A favorite memory was performing “Give Us Hope” on national television in Musselman’s Applesauce Family Skating Tribute, as Olympian Scott Hamilton and his son skated together! Another highlight was singing the National Anthem at Ice Cube’s Big 3 Basketball Tournament!
Susan’s Apprentice Choir was selected an Honor Choir and performed at the State OkMEA Convention in January 2019. Susan conducted Circle the State Region N in 2017 and Region M in 2019, and continues to lead workshops and facilitate various workshops and festivals throughout Oklahoma.
Boys & Girls Club
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