Choir at Komachin

  • Director: Sarah Edwards

    Komachin Choir students:

    • Strive for MASTERY in music performance
    • Develop INDEPENDENT musical skills
    • Enable confidence to give GENEROUSLY of their talents and gifts
    • BELONG to a supportive, accepting ensemble of peers

    In Komachin Middle School music classes, students will:

    • Be critical, creative and analytical in individual and group performances
    • Produce appropriate musical style, as it relates to places, times and situations
    • Transfer fundamental techniques and pedagogy to musical literature
    • Consider integration as it relates to ensemble needs
    • Develop an environment of open exchange of ideas that enhances the creative learning process
    • Be able to evaluate and revise during the performance
    • Develop the skills of collaboration and balance individual and group goals
    • Be able to set and understand hierarchical protocols
    • Learn the value of contributions to the aesthetic and cultural life of the community
    • Use electronic media to enhance the learning experience
    • Mastering global and interpersonal skills necessary to be successful

Schedule

    • 1st Period: 7/8 Leadership
    • 2nd Period: Advanced Choir
    • 3rd Period: Beginning Choir

Upcoming Important Dates

    • December 11, 2019 - Fall & Winter Concert, 7pm @ KMS Commons
    • February 1, 2020 - Solo & Ensemble @ Timberline High School (Optional)
    • March 3, 2020 - Zone 1 Concert, 6pm @ Timberline High School Gym
    • April 22, & 23, 2020 - CMEA Middle School Large Group Festival (During school day)
    • June 10, 2019 - Spring Concert, 7pm @ KMS Commons

About Sarah Edwards

  • Mrs. Edwards is a graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Music Education. Teaching at Komachin and Chinook Middle Schools marks her fourth year of teaching and her first year in North Thurston Public Schools. Previously she taught choir, leadership and music appreciation at Lochburn Middle School in the Clover Park School District. Sarah is currently a member of the Seattle Opera supplemental chorus and made her Seattle Opera debut in the chorus of their summer production of Porgy and Bess. Sarah also made her concert debut with Federal Way Symphony & Chorus in May 2018. She also has sung with Symphony Tacoma Voices and the Tacoma Opera chorus. She served as Assistant Director for the Tacoma Refugee Choir when it first began. She has been recognized in vocal competitions with 1st place in adult musical theater and 2nd place in the adult classical at Regional NATS Auditions. Sarah was recently recognized by the Washington State chapter of the American Choral Directors Association with an award for “Outstanding Emerging Choral Director”. Sarah frequently performs with the Seattle based funk band “The Prime Time Band” while continuing to pursue operatic training and share her passion for teaching and performing. Sarah decided to become a music teacher because she was inspired by her Timberline High School teacher, Terry Shaw.