OIS Choir will provide opportunities for students to grow musically, while strengthening their voices and gaining self-confidence. Students will develop skills in sight singing, music theory, part-singing, as well as audition, dance and performance skills. Choir is a great way to have fun, make friends and explore the art of performing.
My main focus will be on classroom activities. I want students to learn a wide variety of Music and Movement. Choir should be a fun outlet for the students, a break from the academic world. However, a few assignments will be added to enhance their learning and experience.
I am very excited to starting my seventh year as Choral Director for Orinda Intermediate School in the Orinda Union School District. This is my ninth year of teaching for California Public Schools. I have experience teaching Choir, Dance, Drama and Musical Theater. I hold a BFA in Musical Theater from Brigham Young University. I am a trained dancer and actress as well as a Singer. My first love is Musical Theater, but I have great passion for classical music and jazz music as well. I look forward to sharing a wide variety of repertoire with the OIS Choir.
I am also actively involved in performing with various Theater Companies in the Bay Area, such as Woodminster, Diablo Theater Company, Alameda Civic Light Opera and Tri-Valley Repertory Theater. I am the Director for the Musical Kids Program at Contra Costa Civic Theater in El Cerrito and Musical Director for Piedmont High Schools Musical program.