Has been the Head Director of Choirs at Keller High School for 21 years where her choirs have consistently won the Sweepstakes Trophy at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contests and 1st place trophies at music festivals in Texas, Florida, and California. Her choirs have also traveled to Europe where they performed in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Bath Abbey in Bath, England, Sant Stefano al Ponte in Florence, Italy, Sant’ Agnese in Agone in Rome, and at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Several members of the KHS Choirs will be traveling to France this coming spring break where concerts are slated for Rouen and Chartres Cathedrals and the American Cemetery in Normandy. Her previous teaching experience was at Keller Middle School for 1 ½ years, Bear Creek Intermediate for 5 years, and as an elementary school music teacher in the Crowley school district for 4 years. Mrs. King served as the Region 2 Vocal Chair from 2010-2012. She has been a member of Schola Cantorum of Texas since 1984 and serves as the Soprano Section Leader of this performing group.
Mrs. King began her freshman year at Texas Tech University as a cello major. She decided to take voice lessons during summer school following her freshman year and felt an absolute kinship with the singing voice. When she appeared in her 1st opera production as a gypsy in Bizet’s Carmen, she was hooked. She sold the cello for a piano and never looked back. She has performed in many college and repertory musicals and operettas, and has sung as a soloist in many churches, weddings, and at other functions. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Tech University, a Masters in Music Education with Vocal Pedagogy Emphasis degree from the University of North Texas, and has completed coursework toward a Doctorate in Fine Arts, also at Texas Tech University.
Mrs. King has been nominated several times to Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers and received the UIL Sponsorship Excellence Award at Keller High School in 2000. In 2012, her Varsity Mixed Choir was asked to perform for the State Board of Education in Austin. And in 2013-2014, her Varsity Treble Choir, the Chanteurs, was selected to perform for the Texas Music Educators Association in San Antonio, a huge honor only given to a few choirs each year. She is also the recipient of the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year for Keller High School. Mrs. King resides in Keller with her husband.
Is currently in his Fifth year as associate choral director and instructor of AP music theory at Keller High School. Prior to Keller High School, he served as the head choral director at Ferguson Junior High in Arlington ISD. Mr. Carr earned both his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Choral Conducting Degrees from Texas Christian University. While at TCU, he directed the TCU Men’s Chorus and served as the drum major of the Horned Frog Marching Band. Choirs under his direction have earned sweepstakes awards at both the middle school and high school levels. Several singers under his direction have earned membership in district and region choirs. He is currently the Chancel Choir Director at Ridglea Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. His professional affiliations include membership in ACDA, TMEA, TCDA, and UEA.
2014 TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Honor Choir and 2016 ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Honor Choir
Both TMEA and ACDA pick invited Honor Choirs from submitted CD’s. TMEA asks for 3 songs from the actual year and year before. ACDA asks for 1 song each from 3 years. For ACDA there were 300 choirs that submitted a CD and only 28 were picked from the entire United States. Those included elementary, MS, HS, and college choirs. TMEA 12 secondary choirs picked from the state of Texas. Both organizations use the blind test – there are no markings, names, etc on the CD. Judges will listen to the CDs and if any mistakes are made on the first song they will then disqualify them and proceed onto the next choir.