About Mollie

With members of the Soweto Gospel Choir and Chicago Childrens Choir.

MOLLIE STONE is a Chicago native internationally renowned for her workshops on black South African choral music. Mollie  has served as a conductor at Chicago Children’s Choir since 2005 and at the University of Chicago since 2011. Mollie earned her  master’s degree in classical choral conducting from Westminster Choir College and her conducting doctorate from Northwestern University. In 2001, she received a grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to  create a DVD, Vela, Vela, to help educators learn and teach  black South African choral music in the oral tradition. In 2006 Mollie received another grant to study how South Africans are using choral  music in the struggle against HIV, which became the topic of her doctoral thesis.