Dr. Amelia Nagoski specializes in conducting as embodied cognition. As a conductor, her singers describe her as “passionate, positive, and boundlessly enthusiastic.” She holds a DMA in conducting from the University of Connecticut, and MM in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College, where the spirit of communal music-making sparked her interest in the brain-body relationship in artists. After completing her BM at the University of Delaware, Amelia focused her passion on teaching high school choral and general music. Now, in addition to teaching at Western New England University, she is an active clinician and adjudicator. She is contributing author to James Jordan’s Evoking Sound: The Choral Rehearsal, Vol. I; Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir Volumes II and III; and the Choral Journal; and she has presented sessions on topics related to embodied cognition for conductors and teachers at state, regional, and national music conferences.