Bio and Awards
BME-Vocal Music K-12; Instrumental 5-12 from the Univ. of NE
ME - Doane College, NE
Masters +30 Graduate credits from NE, SC, KS
2010-2015- Vocal Music Instructor, WCS, Independence HS, 9-12, Thompson's Station, TN
47 years experience playing & Accompanying on piano
28 years teaching experience K-12 - NE, KS, & SC
Awards & Testimonials:
Seven Show Choir Grand Championships - Competitions in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Playa Del Carmen, Bahamas & New York City.
Six ACDA Show Choir Championships -Lincoln, NE
Guest performances at Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, & Country Music Hall of Fame
Multiple Superior ratings for Men's, Women's, Chamber, & Show Choirs
Three appearances at Carnegie Hall with Maestros John Rutter, Z. Randall Stroope, & Patrick Dupré Quigley
An average recruitment rate of 250%-300% within every school Mrs. A has taught in.
HS Students accepted into prestigious colleges, American Idol top 12, & most importantly........" These students look to her for more than music. They turn to her for advice. Whether it be learning to manage their classes and homework or learning to manage the ever changing terrain of teenage friendships, she always has a listening ear."
25 years experience church accompanist, children's choir, & worship team vocalist & accompanist
5 years experience teaching Guitar I
33 years- Accomplished Choreographer
Adjudicator -27 Festival Choir Director, Choral Judge -District Choral & Show Choir Competitions, Classroom Adjudicator and Motivator.
Veteran teacher and leader of successful choirs. Most recently, Mrs. A's Showchoir earned their fourth Grand Championship in May of 2015.
Mrs. A's Chamber choir recently performed at Carnegie Hall singing selections from Hendel's Messiah directed by Maeistro Patrick Dupré Quigley.