KCC Welcomes New Director of Concert Choir!
Mrs. Christina Smith earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Education from Bowling Green State University. Currently, in her 26th year as Director of Choirs at Stebbins High School, she has grown the program to include four curricular choirs as well as theatre classes. In addition, Christina has worked as the Assistant Director for the Choirs of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and as an adjunct faculty member at WSU.
Beyond her work at school and in the community, she travels throughout the state coaching choirs and adjudicating for the Ohio Music Education Association. When home, Christina enjoys musical theatre; performing and directing as time allows.
Christina is an amazing addition to our wonderful staff. The singers who got to meet her and work with her already at the SummerSingare excited to begin rehearsals under her baton. Welcome to the KCC Family, Christina!
The Kettering Children’s Choir Spring Concert, “A Celebration of Flight,” took place on Wednesday, April 17 at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton! Songs like “Butterfly” and the Beatles’ popular “Blackbird” highlighted flight as found in nature, while songs like “The Heavenly Aeroplane”, “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine”, and the combined closer, “High Flight”, celebrated the pride of Dayton: aviation. In addition, the KCC spotlighted its classical roots with performances of Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” and selections from Rutter’s “Mass of the Children”, accompanied by the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra led by Dr. Patrick Reynolds. Other featured guests included the incomparable vocal soloist and Dayton-favorite Felita LaRock, an exceptional brass quintet called BeavercreekBrass which played patriotic tunes, and both Stephen Wright, great-grandnephew of the Wright brothers, and Mark Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong.
To order CDs and DVDs of the performance, just go to tomsuttman.com and click on the KCC graphic and it will take you right to the order page.
Who are we?
The Kettering Children’s Choir is a choral organization whose mission is to educate the talented young singers of the Miami Valley and build an appreciation for musical excellence.
Our vision is to be known throughout Ohio as a premier vocal ensemble and choral school, with structured musical training, high quality standards of artistic performance and music appreciation. Participation of a diverse population of talented school age singers is sought from throughout the Miami Valley region, offering opportunities for:
- Growth in vocal technique
- Experience and performance in ensemble choral singing at the highest artistic level
- Exposure to multi-culture repertoire as well as established literature
- Regional and international travel related to performance
- The creation of a “singing heart” in each child