MR. SCHWARTING

I am a graduate of Williamsburg High School, and attended Northeast Missouri State University for my Bachelor of Music Education. I have an emphasis in vocal music with a minor in instrumental music. I am excited to be working with a former student and now colleague Mr. Heath Long. Over the years I have had numerous students selected to the Opus honor choirs and to the American Choral Directors Regional Honor Choirs. As a vocal director I feel it is my responsibility to assist other directors in their desire to improve their choirs. I assist numerous directors in selecting music, critiquing their choirs, and preparing their students for small group and large group contest. I also have served as clinician for women's honor choirs, mixed honor choirs, and concert bands.

I currently am a member of the American Choral Directors Association, and a registered judge with the state of Iowa. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife Deanne, and my sons Cory and Christopher.