Who are the directors?
Cynthia Nott, Artistic Director (Prelude, Concert I) – Cynthia Nott has been Artistic Director of the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas since its inception in 1997. Prior to 1997, she taught public middle school choral music for 23 years. Ms. Nott earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from SMU.
Linda Harley, Associate Conductor (Concert II) – Linda Harley joined the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas staff in 1999. Ms. Harley earned both her Bachelor of Music Education and her Master of Music degrees from the University of Texas.
Terrie Preskitt, Assistant Conductor (Apprentice) – Ms. Preskitt is Coordinator of Children’s Music and voice instructor for the TowerArts Conservatory at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Ms. Preskitt holds Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Vocal Performance degrees from Texas Christian University.
Nora Henson, Conductor (Youth Chorus) - Ms. Henson has taught choral music to sixth- through twelfth-grade students in Texas public schools for 24 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Conducting from Sam Houston State University.
Kelly Pfaffenberger, Conductor (Women's Youth Chorus) - Ms. Pfaffenberger was a choral music teacher for 15 years in the Richardson, Plano and Carrollton/Farmers Branch school districts. She frequently serves as an adjudicator, clinician and accompanist to choir programs in the Metroplex and is currently the pianist for First Baptist Church, Farmers Branch, TX. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master of Music in choral conducting from the University of North Texas.