Irene Perdahl

(born 1947, resident Luleå/Sweden) is a composer and arranger. Perdahl is also a teacher in Education of Music Teachers and Church Musicians with focus on Choir Pedagogy, Choral Conducting, Choral Arrangements and Choral Intonation. She graduated in Specialization in Pedagogy and Music Subjects for Class teaching in 1972, a Master of Education in Music in 1979 and Specialization in Choral Conducting 1994. Perdahl worked as Director of studies at the municipal School of Music Sweden, Luleå, 1977-1980, Teacher at University College of Music in1980 - 1998. Since 1998 she has worked as Director of Studies at University College of Music Sweden, Piteå. She is director of Dance Teacher Education and Music Teacher Education in the University of Technology. Perdahl was the conductor of Luleå ABF mixed choir 1982 - 1985, Female Vocal ensemble in 1985 - 1990. Since 1993 she has been a conductor and the music arranger of the mixed choir Voces Bodenses, In 1997, she established the female choir Qvinnokoren Lapponica and worked with them as a conductor and arranger, until 2006. In 1999 Irene was the winner of the contest in Composing Choir Music for mixed Male Choir and Boys Choir. Perdahl is a Regional Union Conductor and was a member of the Regional Board of the Swedish Choral Association from 1993 – 2006. She was a member of the Swedish Choir Music Council from 2001 – 2003 as well as a member of the board of the Swedish Choral Association; Responsible for the education committee from 2005- 2006. She was educated at Royal College of Music in Stockholm where she graduated in 1976.
Selected works: Vipa-Skrika, 1999, for Coro-bi, Coro TB, lyric by Karl-Evert Kevestad;
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik/Swedmic AB
Awards, selection: Göran Lagervalls Music Award.

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