Sue Ellen Page

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In Memorium: Sue Ellen Page (1949–2016)


Sue Ellen Page served as the Director of Choirs for Children and Youth at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ, a position she held since 1982. Her passions included creating teaching strategies and conducting techniques for un-auditioned voices of all ages; expanding the use of the fine arts in worship; and developing the congregation’s song. Sue Ellen conducted choral festivals for children and youth across the country and internationally. She prepared and taught teacher training seminars for most of the main line denominations as well as professional organizations, composed arrangements and compositions for children and youth (published with Choristers Guild, Hinshaw, H.T. FitzSimons, Schott, G.I.A. and Hope) and authored, Hearts and Hands and Voices: Growing in Faith Through Choral Music. Sue Ellen held undergraduate and graduate degrees from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Music Education and Sacred Music and also held adjunct faculty positions there. She recieved the Specialist Diploma from the Orff-Institute, Mozarteum, in Salzburg, Austria. She was the founding Director of the Trenton Children’s Chorus, an outreach program of the church. She was a recipient of the NJ Governor's Award for excellence in the arts, and was named an honoree in the Princeton YWCA's Tribute to Women. Sue Ellen is survived by her husband Eric Johnson, a family therapist on the faculty at Drexel University and her four adult children and her seven grandchildren


Choristers Guild Institute - Sacred Music

July 22-27, 2012 Sue Ellen will teach in the Advanced Seminar for Alumni at the Choristers Guild Institute at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. She will also give the annual Helen Kemp Lecture.