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HEY EVERYONE! Click the link below for 17-18 Show Choir Audition Results!
Thank you to everyone who auditioned! All of you were prepared, professional, and did a fantastic job. We had around 130 students audition, which leads to hard decisions. Unfortunately, we couldn't take everyone. If you didn't make it this year - keep singing! You have plenty of other opportunities ahead of you.
Social Media Disclaimer: Please refrain from posting on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. about show choir placements, as this can lead to negativity and hurt feelings. If it’s not nice or necessary, don’t post it! Thank you in advance.
If you would like feedback about an audition, you may email Mrs. Nichols or Mr. Miller NO EARLIER than Monday, May 22nd. Please take the weekend to carefully consider how you would like to present yourself in your email.
Thank you again, and great job!
The most important items to know about me are:
--I became a music teacher to help students become better human beings through participation in music.
--My top priority is to create an atmosphere where children feel warm, welcome and safe.
--I really like people.
If you need to know more stuff about me, read below:
Chris Miller is entering his 10th year as a Choral Director. He is super excited to be a part of Tiger Nation!!! His first 9 years were spent at Mitchell High School in Mitchell, SD. In South Dakota Chris served as the State Choral Chair and Show Chooir Chair for the South High School Activities Association. At Mitchell High School he was the director of 4 curricular choirs at MHS and the award winning Friend De Coup Show Choir. In 2013, Chris was nominated for the Grammy Music Educator Award and was selected as one of 217 quarter finalists from a field of over 30,000 nominees. In 2011, Mr. Miller was selected as the National FAME Aspire “Best New Director” Award. He is active as an adjudicator for regional and national show choir festivals and has conducted regional choral festivals. Chris holds a BFA in Music Education from the University of South Dakota and Masters in Educational Policy and Administration from Dakota Wesleyan University. He is married to his amazing wife Mindy and together they have two children Madison (12 years--7th grade at Edison) and Owen (10 years--5th grade at Lincoln).
In addition to teaching, Mr. Miller has also been a professional musician for over 20 years. Chris has performed throughout the country as a vocalist and guitar player. One of the highlights of his career was performing alongside Bob Schieffer (CBS Face the Nation) and premiering some original compositions written by the famous journalist in 2006. Mr. Miller has opened or performed with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Point of Grace, Williams and Ree, Warrant, Danny Hein and the Fabulous Flippers, Black Oak Arkansas, Head East, The Little River Band, George Clinton and the P-Funk All- Stars, Mitch Ryder, Bobby Vinton, The Buckinghams, Big and Rich, Joan Jett and Rick Springfield.