Members of the Jazz Choir, HS Choir and MS Girls Choir that debuted the GCPS Fight Song "Orange and Green"
on Friday, November 11, 2016
We believe that music education is fundamental to our student's education and must be available to all. We strive to offer the highest quality music instruction and performance opportunities for students of all ages, and create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. We seek to nurture the creativity of our students and enrich the education of students through the study and practice of music. We commit to fostering positive, life-changing experiences that will impact student growth and achievement, and deliver tools and resources necessary to assist students and staff in achieving their goals.
At Gateway, students receive instruction in music theory, sight-reading, music history, music appreciation, songwriting and performance. The choral music selections range throughout all genres of musical history and encompass a broad variety of cultural and popular styles. Choir students are expected to participate daily in rehearsals and perform for all community and UIL events scheduled throughout the school year.
Westinghouse Dy-Namx - Swing-Jazz Choir: Grades 8-12 (auditioned)
Camerata - High School Choir: Grades 9-12 Mixed
Bel Canto - Middle School Choir: Grades 7-8 - Girls (Treble Choir)
Vivace - Middle School Choir: Grades 7-8 - Boys (Bass Choir)
Bella Voci 6 - Intermediate School Choir: Grade 6 Mixed
Our Elementary students (K-4) receive classroom music lessons based mostly on the method created by Zoltan Kodaly, as we teach a choral-based music program at Gateway. Each grade level performs for parents and the community one time throughout the school year, and the training during the lessons prepares our students for advance music courses and performances as they get older.
The 5th grade music class consists of study in four main areas: voice, piano, drums, and guitar. They will study (for all instruments) sight-reading, ear training, intervals, rhythm, ensemble playing/singing, theory, and much more. Contact Mrs. Kasie Kline for more information.
|Our Directors: (click the director's name to send an e-mail)|
| Kasie Kline
Head Choir Director/Music Technology
Mrs. Kline began working for Gateway in 2013 and holds a Master of Music Degree in Music Education from Boston University, MA; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education: Choral/Vocal Concentration from California State University, Fresno, CA; an Associates of Arts Degree in General Education from Fresno City College, CA; and professional teaching credentials and certificates from the states of California and Texas.
This is Mrs. Kline’s twenty-fourth year of teaching students music from ages K-12. She has taught: multi-level choirs, piano, Afro-Cuban drumming, musical theatre, instrumental, music technology/songwriting, and classroom music. She is an active member of the Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA) and Technology In Music Education (TI:ME), and leads worship for Hill Country Bible Church Georgetown.