Overview of Program
Choral Music is available to all secondary students in Dallas ISD, grades 6-8. In middle school, ensembles include Beginner Choir, Non-Varsity Choir, and Varsity Choir which are generally split up by gender.
At the high school level, students can participate in Beginner, Non-Varsity, and Varsity groups. Other opportunities available at specified campuses include Show Choir, Opera, Music Theater, and Applied Voice.
Dallas ISD Choral Music engages students in meaningful experiences of high-quality music education and impactful performance opportunities. Choir bridges cultures, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds to instill passion, excellence, and a sense of community and inclusiveness in its participants.
- Dallas Symphony Orchestra
- AT&T Performing Art Center
- Women’s Chorus of Dallas
- The Black Academy of Arts & Letters
- Southern Methodist University
In recent years, Dallas ISD Choral Music has had multiple ensembles selected to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference as both Honor choirs and Demonstration groups. Dallas ISD’s Music Department was recognized as a Best Community for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants in 2020. Additionally, the Choral Music Department has had over 30 All State Choir members in the last three years.
Dallas ISD - 2021 Virtual State of the District
(Student Performance @ minute 1:38 to 7:33)
TOWNVIEW CHOIR PRESENTS
Townview Choir presents their first virtual project of the year, edited with new software provided by the Visual & Performing Arts Dept - Introducing an exuberant African-style original piece, Kuimba (which means “Singing” in Swahili), by Victor C. Johnson, a Black composer and arranger, who attended Dallas ISD schools from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. He went to Greiner and is a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington. Johnson’s prolific works include over 350 choral works, vocal solo books, and keyboard collections currently in print. Come on - Put a little spring in your steps, we hope you enjoy it. (& if you like it, feel free to subscribe to their YouTube channel).
TMEA CHOIR AREA
Soprano 1 - 4th Chair - Elizabeth Moss - Washington HS
Soprano 1 - 5th Chair - Francesca Rogers - Wilson HS
Soprano 1 - 6th (1st alternate) - Hannah Howard - Rangel Young Women's Leadership School
Soprano 2 - 5th Chair - Angela Nguyen - School Of Business & Management
Alto 1 - 7th (2nd alternate) - Elizabeth Sassano - Washington HS
Tenor 1 - 4th Chair - Jason Funes-Metpally - School Of Business & Management
Bass 1 - 6th (1st alternate) - Alex Rounsoville - Washington HS
Bass 1- 7th (2nd alternate) - Jake Huebner - Wilson HS
Bass 2 - 3rd Chair - Finlay Gaskins - Washington HS
Bass 2 - 5th Chair - Elton Tankersley - Washington HS
Bass 2 - 7th (2nd alternate) - Esteban Pineda - Sunset HS
Soprano 1st Chair - Armani Polk - Carter HS
Soprano 4th Chair - Eliana Olivas - Rangel Young Women's Leadership School
Alto 3rd Chair - Laura Aguirre - Rangel Young Women's Leadership School
Alto 9th Chair - Yadira Chavez - Rangel Young Women's Leadership School
Alto 11th (2nd Alternate) - Diane Maldonado-Almanza - Hutchins HS
Tenor 3rd Chair - Kwame London - Hutchins HS