This is a one day, fast-paced design type workshop that will involve some high level work on the selections you will sing at the Final Round of the TMEA All-State Choir audition!
At C4 students will get the best of:
- Sectionals and Solo work with awesome teachers!
- Language crash-course for singing
- Sight-Singing workshop
- Tips and Tricks for successful auditions!
- Mock Auditions with live judges
Saturday, December 16th: 9am - 4pm
Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, Austin, TX
"Honestly the whole thing was a truly amazing experience. I learned a lot and felt so encouraged by the directors and my fellow singers."
- Area Workshop Camper
"The rehearsal experience was so fun thanks to both the staff and the other students! The sectionals were nicely paced and it was incredibly cool to sing some of the songs in a group for the first time." - 10th Grade Camper
"I wish the camp could have been longer!"
- Senior Camper
"I loved the talent show, games, and great food that we had during the camp."
- 11th Grade Camper
Cody S. Parrott is a native Texan and a product of an extensive line of fine Texas Music Educators. He is currently in the second year of the Doctor of Music Arts degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin where he serves the Butler School of Music Choral Area as Conductor of the University Treble Chorus. Before pursuing the DMA, Mr. Parrott enjoyed a successful teaching career in public schools in Austin, Pflugerville, Killeen, and Houston. Cody is an avid singer in professional choral settings as well as opera and in recital, and has performed in concert venues all over the country. He has competed in the TMEA Large School All-State Choir process, and has taught countless All-State students throughout his career.
Dr. Natalie Cummings, is a teacher and performer based in the Austin area. A two-time Houston District winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards and National Semi-Finalist of that same competition, Dr. Cummings is an active performer and recitalist. Her students are frequently named to the TMEA All-State Choir and admitted to universities and conservatories across the country to study vocal performance, music education, and musical theater. Dr. Cummings has served as a Section Leader for the TMEA All-State Treble Chorus, presenter at the National Convention of the American Choral Director's Association, and teaches on the faculty at Vandergrift High School.
Courtney Aguilar is in her fifth year as the Director of Choirs at Dripping Springs High School on the west side of the Austin Metroplex. She serves as Fine Arts Department Chair for the Dripping Springs Independent School District and Vocal Division Chairperson for TMEA Region 18 which serves the Central and South/West parts of Austin. Her students are engaged in the choral art form, consistently receive Superior ratings at the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Evaluation, and are annually placed in the TMEA All-State Choirs. Mrs. Aguilar is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education, and holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Texas State University.
Spencer Wiley is in his sixth year as Director of Choirs at Harker Heights High School in Killeen ISD. As a TMEA All-State musician himself, Mr. Wiley has guided many students through the TMEA All-State process during his teaching career, and is honored to be presenting a group of his students as a TMEA Honor Choir at the 2024 Convention. He holds a Master of Music Education from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Choirs under his direction have enjoyed outstanding success at the Texas UIL Concert & Sight-Reading evaluations as well as many other festivals throughout the state. Most recently the a cappella ensemble at Harker Heights HS, Pitch Black, won the First Place Grand Prize at the AcaTex Acapella Competition.
Lee Ashlee Fletcher is a graduate of Baylor University where she earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree. At Baylor, she was a Walker Harman Scholar and remained active in dual roles as a vocalist and flutist - performing with the acclaimed Baylor Symphony Orchestra and at significant national conferences with the Baylor Wind Ensemble and Baylor Bella Voce. In addition, Lee Ashlee began studying piano privately at eight years old and maintained a rigorous routine throughout her schooling. A native of Austin, Lee Ashlee is a graduate of Westlake High School in Eanes ISD. When not teaching, she enjoys writing and performing music with her best friends, exploring the nature that Texas has to offer, and dissecting every new song Taylor Swift writes.
Chris Vineis, an Austin native, is a singer and conductor who has recently completed her Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the University of Texas at Austin. She plans to begin her career as a Music Educator this year, hopefully staying in the Austin Metro Area. While at the Butler School of Music she served the Choral Area as Assistant Conductor of the University Treble Chorus, University Tenor-Bass Chorus, and as the TA for the Choral Conducting Courses. Chris is Director of Music at The Church at Highland Park and is a proud alumnus of the TMEA All-State Mixed Choir, Oklahoma State University, AND Westwood High School in Round Rock ISD!