Mrs. Crystal Forbes

Phone: 630-682-2060


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Music EducationBA Piano PerformanceMA Music Education

Mrs. Crystal Forbes

Crystal Forbes received her undergraduate degrees from DePaul University in Music Education and Piano Performance, and returned to DePaul to complete her graduate degree in Music Education. Mrs. Forbes has been on the faculty of Franklin Middle School in Wheaton since 1986, teaching Interrelated Arts and directing five choral ensembles. Mrs. Forbes has also taught English, Social Studies, Exploring Foreign Cultures, and Entrepreneurship over the course of her time at Franklin. Since 2009, Mrs. Forbes has served as accompanist for the Ragazze ensemble of Spirito Singers in addition to being the curriculum writer and teacher for Spirito's music theory classes for 5th- through 8th-grade singers. Additionally, she is active at Grace Bible Church in Elmhurst as accompanist for Sunday services and as Vacation Bible School Music Director. She is also member of the Martha Ibbetson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, having functioned for five years as American History Committee Chair and currently serving as Correspondence Chaplain. Mrs. Forbes lives in Elmhurst with her husband and two daughters.
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