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Margaret Heron
Choral Director
AP Music Theory

Margaret Heron
Margaret Heron is the Choral Director and AP Music Theory Instructor at Mortimer Jordan High School and Choral Director at North Jefferson Middle School in the Jefferson County School System. For her first seven years, Mrs. Heron also taught Jr. and Sr. High Band.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music Education and is a summa cum laude graduate of University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master of Arts in Choral Music Education. She received National Board Certification in Choral Music in 2008.  Under her direction, her choirs have consistently received Superior ratings at District, State, national and international festivals and have been invited to perform at several AMEA, AVA, and ACDA conferences.  Her choirs have performed in New York, Orlando, Williamsburg, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Asheville, and Toronto, Canada.  Mrs. Heron is also on the staff of Birmingham Girls Choir where she teaches and directs the touring choir Una Vocé. She has been the Choral Clinician for various honor choirs and camps throughout the state of Alabama.  She has served as the High School R&S Chair for the Alabama Choral Directors Association and the State Board of Alabama Vocal Association District III Chair.  She was selected two years ago to be an AP Reader of Music Theory, for which she travels to Cincinnati every summer to score AP Tests from around the world.  Mrs. Heron has developed and recently presented at several workshops her It’ll Work In Theory, a sequential and comprehensive approach to teaching music theory in the classroom.  She is in the process of getting this manual published and available to music educators nationwide. 

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