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Mary Jo Bot is Conductor of the Women's Choir at Saint Cloud State University. Previous responsibilities at St. Cloud State include serving as Director of the Music Preparatory Program, serving as Assistant Conductor of Cantabile Girls' Choir, conducting the Concert Choir, and Voice Instruction.
Under her direction, the St. Cloud State Women's Choir has played an integral role in "Her Story, Her Song," an annual community event combining music, service and community outreach. This unique and highly regarded concert has become a model of collaboration and community outreach and provides students with valuable opportunitites for service learning.
Ms. Bot has previously served on the combined music faculty at Saint John's University/College of St. Benedict where she conducted the All College Choir, taught Choral Techniques and worked with the Saint John's Boys' Choir. She has significant experience in church music ministry, most notably as Director of Music at Christ Church Newman Center in Saint Cloud.
As an active member of the American Choral Director's Association, Ms. Bot has served as the Minnesota Standards and Repertoire Chair for Women's Choirs, as Minnesota's Northwest District Chair, and as faculty advisor for the SCSU Student Chapter. She also maintains active membership in the Minnesota Music Educator's Association and the National Association for Music Education.