Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

Elementary Choir Clinician


Kelly Knedler
Kelly Knedler is the director of choral music and musical theatre at Concordia Jr/Sr High School. He serves the Kansas Music Educators Association as Advocacy and Government Relations Advisor. He also previously served as Executive Director of the Southwest District of KMEA. He has taught in public, private, and collegiate settings in Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education in vocal music from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Music performance degree in choral conducting from the University of Arkansas. During the past 38 years, he has worked extensively in the theatrical realm holding such "roles" as actor, director, music director, and set designer/builder in nearly 70 stage productions from musical to opera. He especially enjoys sharing his musical gifts as a singer and songwriter with his church and community. In his "spare time," he lends his voice as a vocal and choral music adjudicator, voiceover artist, master of ceremonies, public address announcer and sports radio analyst.
Paulette Wildeman
Ellis-St. Mary's GS
605 Monroe St
Ellis, KS 67637
w: 785-726-3185
Important Dates - Elem. Choir
Oct. 19, 2023 - Thu
Nomination Deadline — Elementary Choir
Dec. 9, 2023 - Sat
Mini Convention II
HS Band, HS Choir, Elem. Choir
Fort Hays State University
$15 participation fee per selected student

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