2022 Choral Adjudication Festival



Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Hettenhausen Center for the Arts - Lebanon, Illinois

Open to all high school choral ensembles (grades 9-12)


Session #1 9:00am-12:00pm

Session #2 1:00-4:00pm

Registration: $75 per ensemble

Ensembles may perform 2 or 3 pieces and will receive both written comments and a live, on-stage clinic with one of the adjudicators




Andy JensenDr. Andy Jensen, Southwestern Illinois College

A native of central Illinois, Dr. Andy Jensen began teaching at Southwestern Illinois College in the fall of 2011. As Professor of Music he conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in addition to teaching Music Appreciation, American Popular Music, Private Applied Voice, and Music Literature. He served in a similar capacity from 2008-2011 at Arkansas Northeastern College. In addition to his duties at SWIC, Dr. Jensen serves as the Director of Music Ministry at First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL, Artistic Director of the No-Name Chorale, a project-based ensemble including singers from the greater St. Louis metro area, and maintains active membership in the American Choral Directors Association. He remains an active tenor soloist and has been a full member of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus since 2011, assuming the additional role of Assistant Conductor in 2018. When not making music, Andy enjoys woodworking, playing video games with his sons, James and Eli, eating spaghetti and meatballs prepared by his beautiful wife, Cathy and writing about himself in the third person.








Lynda MarshallProf. Lynda Marshall, Kaskaskia College

Lynda Marshall holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois State University, and a Master of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Marshall is currently Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, IL.

Marshall began her teaching career in 1998 at Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville, Illinois where she built an exemplary choral program. Her choirs were selected to perform at the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference three times under her direction.

At Kaskaskia College, she conducts the Concert Choir, KC Blues, and Community Chorale. Additionally, she teaches class piano, aural skills, applied voice and piano. Prior to her appointment at Kaskaskia College, Marshall also served on the adjunct faculty at Greenville University where she taught applied voice and the Greenville College Chorale. In addition, she was an adjunct faculty member at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she taught Secondary Vocal and Choral Methods.

Marshall is an active clinician and adjudicator for regional and state music festivals and contests including ILMEA, IGSMA, IHSA, and SIYAO. She has guest conducted ILMEA All-District Festivals in Districts 5, 6, and 8. Additionally, she has been a strong advocate for music education, serving ILMEA in various capacities during her tenure in the public school system. She is a member of ACDA, NAfME, ILMEA, and NATS. Currently, she serves as a board member for Youth and Student Activities in IL-ACDA.




John McDonaldDr. John McDonald, McKendree University

John McDonald is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Choirs at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. He also serves as director of the St. Louis Children’s Choir Young Men’s Chorus. At McKendree, John teaches undergraduate courses in vocal and general music education, directs the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, and is Chair of the Student Affairs Committee. John is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association serving on the National Standing Committee on Education and Communication and as the District 6 Representative for the Illinois chapter. He also maintains a professional ensemble singing career performing with the Missouri Choral Artists and the Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton, Missouri. John earned degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (D.M.A.), East Carolina University (M.M.), and Middle Tennessee State University (B.M.E.). He lives in Swansea, Illinois with his wife, Alyssa, and their two sons, Tyler and Charlie.


For more information, please contact Dr. John McDonald - jtmcdonald@mckendree.edu