A choral and general music education specialist, she previously taught fulltime at ASU, where she served as Coordinator of Music Education. Prior to joining the ASU faculty, Yoder-White taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music, where she conducted the Women's Glee Club, taught graduate and undergraduate music education courses, and supervised student teachers.
Yoder-White is a certified Orff-Schulwerk specialist and frequently presents workshops featuring her compositions and arrangements. She teaches Orff-Schulwerk certification courses at Appalachian State University and DeKalb County Schools, and serves as clinician and author for Silver Burdett Making Music and Silver Burdett Interactive Music. Additionally, Yoder-White maintains active participation in music education research and has presented papers and authored articles in international, national, regional, and state arenas. She was a presenter at the Spokane (2010) and Pittsburgh (2011) National American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) Conferences and has presented workshops to AOSA chapters in Washington, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and Hawaii. She served as keynote presenter at the 2003 and 2005 Hawaii Music Educators Association Conferences in Honolulu and traveled to Thailand and Hong Kong in 2004 to present at the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) Conference. Yoder-White frequently works in international schools in Asia, teaching demonstration lessons and leading professional development workshops for teachers.
A frequent clinician, consultant, and adjudicator for choral workshops and festivals throughout the country, Yoder-White is editor of the Hinshaw Music choral series for young voices "Accent on Young Voices." Yoder-White has conducted state honors choruses in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida, as well as various regional choral festivals in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia, including Spivey Hall. As choral adjudicator, Yoder-White has judged in various sites nationally and internationally, including Toronto, Chicago, Atlanta, Pigeon Forge, Columbia, Williamsburg, and Myrtle Beach. Yoder-White serves as adjudicator for the North Carolina Middle School and Elementary School Honors Choruses and composed sight-reading material for North Carolina Middle School Choral Festivals. In 2005, Yoder-White received the Lara Hoggard Award for distinguished service in choral music in North Carolina from the North Carolina American Choral Directors Association.
Yoder-White received a Bachelor of Music Education degree in choral/general music from Lenoir-Rhyne College, graduating summa cum laude. Following completion of a Master of Music degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Yoder-White taught middle school choral and general music in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools before returning to UNCG to complete doctoral studies.
Professional Affiliations & Honors
Yoder-White also serves as Program Director for ArtsNOW, a non-profit organization in Atlanta committed to improving education by equipping teachers with professional development and resources to bring creativity and the arts into daily classroom instruction. An arts integration specialist, Yoder-White delivers teacher workshops, teaches demonstration lessons, advises arts-integrated lesson design, and creates resources to facilitate implementation of authentic arts integration instruction.
Active in many professional organizations, Yoder-White served as President of the North Carolina Music Educators Association and the North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. She is past President of the Southern Division of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).