Education and Advocacy

Women’s Conducting Intensive at the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute, 2019

Passionate about conductor education and leadership development, Caron founded the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute in 2012. In 2019, the HCCI inaugurated a Women’s Conducting Intensive, the first of its kind in Canada. From 2017-21, Caron led Choral Kaleidoscope at Duquesne University, an institute for conductors at all levels in partnership with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

Caron currently serves as the National Chair for 4-year Colleges and Universities with the American Choral Directors Association. From 2019-21, she was President of the American Choral Directors Association of Pennsylvania, and from 2019-2023, a Board Member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. Caron has held national-level service roles with Choral Canada, the Nova Scotia Choral Federation, and Dalcroze Canada.

Read about the 2019 Women’s Conducting Intensive in the Globe and Mail:

Read about Caron in the 2023 Pittsburgh Magazine: