Sally K. Albrecht is a popular choral composer, conductor, and clinician, especially known for her work with choral movement. She was initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa at Rollins College where she earned her undergraduate degree and was active with Phi Mu, Chapel Choir, and many theatre productions. Sally went on to earn a Master of Arts in drama and Master of Music in accompanying from the University of Miami.
An annual recipient of the ASCAP Special Music Award since 1987, Sally has more than 600 popular choral publications in print, 75 larger elementary songbooks and musicals, plus has developed 20 choral movement instructional DVDs. She has directed and staged the half-time show singers performing during two Florida Citrus Bowls, and has conducted hundreds of honor choir events including festivals at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center. Sally was an accompanist for Fred Waring and has taught in the music departments at Oakland University (Mich.), Jersey City State College (N.J.), and Meredith College (N.C.). For more than three decades, she was the Director of School Choral Publications for two major educational music publishing companies, most recently for Alfred Music.
Sally’s music has been performed around the world, including at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Ceremonies, as the Pope arrived in Philadelphia in 2015, by the 2016 Texas Elementary All-State Choir, in both Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. She also composed (and co-wrote the lyrics for) “We’re Proud to Be O∆K,” the O∆K theme song.
Sally has been involved in Omicron Delta Kappa as a member of both the Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee and the Board of Trustees. She served as the O∆K Foundation President from 2018-19 and the Chair of the O∆K Board of Trustees from 2020-2021. She was also the proud recipient of the O∆K Pillars of Leadership Award in Creative and Performing Arts in 2014. Sally was named trustee emerita in June 2022.
Sally and her husband, composer/arranger Jay Althouse, currently enjoy living in Wake Forest, N.C.