National College & University R&R Chair
Bio: Caron Daley is Director of Choral Activities, Associate Professor of Music, and Area Coordinator for Ensembles at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. Under her direction, the Duquesne Choirs have performed across the Northeast and Canada, including invited performances at the 2019 National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference and 2023 National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference, and frequent collaborations with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
A certified Dalcroze Eurhythmics teacher, Caron researches embodiment in choral singing and conducting, and is published in Canadian Music Educator, Teaching Music through Performance in Choir Vol. 4 and Vol. 5, Choral Journal, Journal of Singing, The Choral Scholar, and the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing. Her current interdisciplinary research investigates musculoskeletal injury prevention and intervention in conductors.
Caron holds a D.M.A. (Choral Conducting) from the University of Toronto, an M.M. (Choral Conducting) and M.A. (Vocal Pedagogy) from The Ohio State University, an Artist Diploma (Voice) and B.M. (Music Education) from Western University, and an A.R.C.T (Voice) from the Royal Conservatory of Canada. She currently serves as National Chair for College and University Choirs with the American Choral Directors Association, Past-President of the American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania, and Board Member with the National Collegiate Choral Organization.
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Caron has held past conducting appointments with the National Youth Choir of Canada, University of Toronto, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Salem Academy and College, and St. Michael’s Choir School. From 2012–2020, Caron led the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute, which inaugurated a Women’s Conducting Intensive in 2019.