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Choral Staff

Angela Lemere
Dorman High School Choral Director
District Six Choral Coordinator
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Angela Lemere is Spartanburg School District Six Choral Coordinator and Director of Choral Activities at Dorman High School where she conducts Chamber Singers and Dorman Singers. She also has the honor of collaborating with district high school freshman, middle and elementary choral programs in addition to the fine arts programs at DHS.

 

She serves as artistic director and conductor of Greenville Chamber Singers, a women’s ensemble comprised of singers from the Upstate of South Carolina. Her choral experience includes working with choral ensembles involving elementary through adult singers of public school, church and community choirs.

 

Angela is a National Board Certified Teacher, Music / Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Wingate University, and a Master of Music in Music Education degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Angela has conducted choral ensembles that have received superior ratings in state and national festivals. She has served as a choral clinician, adjudicator and conference presenter at events associated with American Choral Directors Association and National Association of Music Education. In addition to being an active member of South Carolina Music Education Association and SC ACDA, Angela has held the offices of SCMEA Choral Division Treasurer and SC ACDA President.

She and her husband Brian live in Moore, SC.

 

Lindsay Brazell
Dorman High School Associate Choral Director
 
 DHS Associate Director - Lindsay Brazell
Lindsay Brazell is the Associate Choral Director at Dorman High School. She is currently a doctoral candidate pursuing a PhD in Music Education at The University of Southern Mississippi. Previously, she served as the choral director at Hanahan High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Her choirs earned superior ratings at state festivals in both performance and sight reading. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching in Choral Music at the College of Charleston and her Bachelor of Arts in Production Studies in Performing Arts from Clemson University. She studied double bass and voice as well as choral conducting.

 

In addition to her choral education training, Lindsay is a singer-songwriter, performing frequently at upstate venues. She was recently selected as a finalist in the One Voice Hub City Songwriting Competition, and is a regular participant in the Peace Center’s Songwriter Workshop Series with Edwin McCain and Maia Sharp. Her first album, The Room I Found, can be found on all streaming platforms. Her upcoming EP, A Little Older, A Little Wiser, is due to release Fall 2019. 

 

Lindsay aspires to promote music and art excellence in any mediums as she can. She is a member of The American Choral Director’s Association, NAfME, and the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

 
Caitlyn Dixon
Dorman Freshman Campus Choral Director
 
 Caitlyn Dixon - DFC Choral Director
 

Caitlyn Dixon is the current director of choirs at Dorman Freshman Campus in Roebuck, SC. She previously served as the director of choirs at Pearl Junior High School, located in Pearl, MS. She holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS) under the principal instruction of Dr. Gregory Fuller, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA) under the principal instruction of Dr. Julia Thorn. Caitlyn served as the Junior High/Middle School Repertoire and Resource Chair for the Mississippi chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) during her time teaching in Mississippi. She maintains memberships with ACDA, the National Association for Music Educators, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization. In addition to her teaching career, Caitlyn also remains active as a church musician. She currently serves as a staff singer for Lee Road United Methodist Church, and as the keyboardist at  Connect Church, both in Taylors, SC. She served as the minister of music at Magee First United Methodist Church in Magee, MS.

 

Alvetta Smith
District Six Fine Arts Support Staff
 
 

Alvetta Smith is no stranger behind a microphone or on a stage. This former beauty queen, cover model, spokes model, and multi-talented singer/songwriter has been performing since her childhood and sharing her talents worldwide.  In following her dreams, she has had the chance to travel all over the United States, as well as Germany and Japan.

 

Alvetta graduated from Converse College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Music (Voice Performance) and Business Administration.  After pursuing her degree, she circulated through Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA and managed to land commercials, plays, film roles, music videos and featured model spots. 

 

Her most recent performance experience was the hit stage show “Big Band Beat” on the Broadway Music Theater Stage at the Tokyo Disney Resort.  She had the opportunity to perform not once, but twice (invited) to sing for an audience that seats 1500 every show.  She currently works in the Fine Arts Department at Dorman High School as support staff.  Alvetta has also served as a judge for Dorman’s Got Talent, Poetry Out Loud, Co-Director of Annie the Musical, Music Director of Shrek the Musical and Alice in Wonderland Jr. and is currently the director of the Dorman High School Gospel Choir. 

 

Alvetta continues to perform at her church and in the community whenever an opportunity presents itself.

 

Amanda Mobley

Dawkins Middle School Choral Director

 

Ms. Mobley

Originally from Lancaster, South Carolina, Amanda Mobley is the current Choral Director at R.P. Dawkins Middle School. She is a 2019 graduate of Winthrop University with a degree in Choral Music Education. Amanda completed her student teaching at Rock Hill High School with Mr. Jonathan Hall. A member of Delta Omicron Professional Music Fraternity, she served in the roles of Publicity Director, President, and Scholarship Chair of the Gamma Kappa Chapter at Winthrop. She is also an active member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). As a senior at Winthrop, Amanda earned the Nancy Smith Jones Music Scholarship as well as the first Katherine Kinsey Choral Excellence Award. In addition to her choral training, Amanda worked as Music Director for Rock Hill Community Theatre’s production of Bye Bye Birdie. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys church music, playing ukulele, cooking, and spending time with her nephews Baskins, Crew, and Wilkes and her niece, Mary Jones.

 

 

Lauren McCall
Fairforest Middle School Choral Director

  

Elizabeth Hoffee

Gable Middle School Choral Director

 

GMS Choral Director - Elizabeth Hoffee

Mrs. Hoffee is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Gable Middle School in Roebuck, South Carolina.  Mrs. Hoffee is a 2003 graduate of Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina with a dual degree in Choral and Instrumental Music Education.  She has also completed graduate courses at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey in Voice Pedagogy and Performance.  Mrs. Hoffee is a member of the South Carolina Music Educations Association, the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association. Additionally she also holds certification for the Gifted and Talented.  She is in her fifteenth year of teaching middle school choral music.  As a music educator, Elizabeth received the “Outstanding Young Music Educator Award” in 2008 from the South Carolina Choral Director’s Association for her work and dedication to choral education. She enjoys working with choirs in our great state as a clinician and coaching singers in private teaching sessions.

During her teaching career, her students have maintained superior ratings at SCMEA Solo and Ensemble Music Festival and State Choral Festival.  Her students have placed fifth or higher overall for eleven consecutive years at the South Carolina State Choral Festival and has also received a Superiors with Distinction. Many of her students participate in the South Carolina American Choral Director’s Association Honor Choirs each year.  Elizabeth’s students have traveled to Washington, Virginia, Tennessee and Florida where they’ve placed first in national choral competitions with superior ratings. The Gable Middle School Honors Chorus performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall in April 2019 as part of the Harmonic Convergence Concert. This event, produced by Choirs of America (COA) and led by conductor Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, was the culminating performance of the 2019 COA Nationals for Top Choirs Festival. The concert featured choral programs from across the country performing a mix of massed choir and individual choir repertoire. Gable was the only middle chosen for this great honor!

Mrs. Hoffee is the mother of four precious children who keep her on her toes, Lily, Aiden, Grace and Hudson.  In her “spare” time, she enjoys singing, studying opera and performing.  She is very active at Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC where she resides.