JUNIOR HIGH ALL-STATE TREBLE CHORUS 2016
JANUARY 14, 15, 16, 2015
COX CONVENTION CENTER, OKC AND 1ST NAZARENE CHURCH, BETHANY
Linda Jones, Chair (See Directory for contact information)
The conductor previously assigned to the 2016 women's chorus has regretfully withdrawn, because of injuries sustained in August she has been unable to resolve.We appreciate Kari Gilbertson's willingness to step into the assignment at the last minute,and are certain she will do an excellent job
Kari Gilbertson has been teaching choral music for the last 25 years. She has successful teaching experience at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. In 2013, Ms. Gilbertson was named the Director of Choral Activities at Lake Highlands High School in Richardson ISD. Prior to that, she spent the last 15 years at its feeder program, Forest Meadow Junior High.
During her tenure at LHHS and FMJH, she has directed many Sweepstakes and award winning choirs. She has also had the privilege of receiving such professional honors as “PTA Lifetime Member,” “PTA Teacher of Excellence,” and was “Secondary Teacher of the Year” for Richardson ISD in 2001. Gilbertson earned the Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. While there, she sang for Rene Clausen in The Concordia Choir for four years. She also has a Master's degree in Music Education and Conducting from Southern Methodist University.
An active soloist, adjudicator,clinician, and staff development consultant across the country, Gilbertson is also a lead author on Hal Leonard/McGraw Hill’s latest choral textbook project, Voices in Concert. She is proud to have served as a past JH/MS Vice-President for the Texas Choral Directors Association, and is currently President of TCDA. In addition to TCDA, she is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the Texas Music Educators Association.
Repertoire List for 2016 Treble Chorus (Posted April 21)
Rules and Regulations for Treble JH Choruses-in PDF format (Summer, 2012 revision)
REQUIRED ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT IS SENT TO STUDENTS WHO ARE ACCEPTED INTO ONE OF THE CHOIRS
We will post other, updated forms as they are available from Chairs and the Board