Women of Heartsong

"The Women of Heartsong" (our adult women's choir)

Edie Elkjer is the fabulous director who not only gets women singing divinely together but also knows how to create a supportive, affirming, and nurturing community of women. Members will sing many styles of music, concentrating on three and four-part harmony and centering on the theme of mothers and womanhood. The choir meets on Monday nights from 7:00pm-8:30pm during the school year from September to May and takes a break during the summer. The cost is $225 for each semester. For more information, please contact Edie at edieelkjer@gmail.com or call her at 458-8025. For new members, a very simple audition is required. Please make checks payable to Edie Elkjer and mail to: Edie Elkjer. 3301 Greenlawn Pkwy, Austin, TX, 78757. You can also bring your check to Heartsong Music.

Edie’s Background:

Edie Elkjer directed River City Pops, an Austin community show choir, from 1988-2000. You can still catch some of the shows she directed on KLRU public television! She also directed a jazz choir at McCallum High School for three years.

Edie earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Voice from the University of South Dakota . In her earlier years, she entertained audiences at Six Flags Over Georgia and Texas , the Houston Windmill Dinner Theater, and both the Dallas and Denver Country Dinner Playhouses. While teaching music at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin , she wrote and produced five original children’s musicals with friend, Judy Beglau. She also performed and toured with the professional musical comedy troupes, Union Scale , Broadway Express, for over 20 years. She presently teaches private voice lessons and sings with Take 5, a group of five performers who sing an eclectic blend of tunes from the past and present with rich vocal harmonies and stylish arrangements.

2014 Women of Heartsong Choir