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Section Leaders

Pauline Sexton- Maroon Soprano Section Leader

Pauline Sexton is the Head Choir Director at Robert Vela High School in Edinburg, Texas.  She is completing her 23rd year of teaching in the Rio Grande Valley and has had great teaching and choir directing experiences at all levels, grades K-12.  Her Choirs at RVHS are consistent Sweepstakes winners and this year there were seven RVHS students placed in the Texas All-State Choirs.  This year she was honored to be the Soprano Section Leader for the Texas All-State Mixed Choir.  Mrs. Sexton is also an active member in both TMEA and TCDA and currently serves as the TMEA Vocal Division Chairman for Region XV.  She is thrilled to be the Alto Section Leader for the Gold Camp.

Coty Morris- Maroon Alto Section Leader

Michael Zook- Maroon Tenor Section Leader

Spencer Wiley- Maroon Bass Section Leader

Graduating from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a bachelor’s degree in music education, Spencer Wiley began his teaching career at Henry Middle School in Cedar Park, Texas in 2005. During his time at Henry MS, he was fortunate enough to assist with preparing the Varsity Treble Choir for their TMEA Honor Choir performance in February 2008. In the fall of 2008, he began working towards a master’s degree in music education at Texas State University-San Marcos. While attending graduate school, he remained very active in several central Texas choral programs, teaching private voice lessons to young men and women. In the fall of 2010, Mr. Wiley was hired as the assistant choir director at Rouse High School in Leander, Texas. Over the course of three years at Rouse HS, choirs under his direction earned multiple first division ratings at numerous choral festivals and U.I.L. Concert & Sight-reading competitions. Mr. Wiley was hired as the director of choral activities at Leander High School in January 2014. Mr. Wiley is excited to come back to Texas State University to work with some of the best young musicians in Texas!

Christin Toerner- Gold Soprano Section Leader

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Prior to taking the Head Choir Director position at Obra D. Tompkins High School, Christin Reinartz taught for three years as the Assistant Choir Director at Seven Lakes High School in Katy. In her first year of public school teaching, she was selected as the First Year Teacher of the Year at Seven Lakes. Previously, she served for five years as the music minister, pianist, and choir director at Grace Memorial Church in New Braunfels, Texas. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. She continued her study, under the tutelage of Dr. Joey Martin, receiving her Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting in 2010. During her graduate studies, Christin had the distinct privilege of directing Texas State’s elite vocal jazz ensemble, VocaLibre.

While at Texas State, Christin was the proud recipient of the Reed B. Parr and Lucille Aikin Patterson music scholarships, as well as the Theresa Gordon Opera Scholarship, Gregory Grimes and Woods-Kone Endowed Scholarships; all of which were awarded upon various academic, merit, and performance-based elements. In her last year she was selected by faculty vote to receive the esteemed Presser Foundation Scholarship, considering academic standing, leadership, and extracurricular activities.

 

Christin shares both a love of teaching and stage performance. She is a member of Cantare Houston and has recently been featured as the soloist for Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night and Luminous Night of the Soul which has been released to CD. She performed several roles with the Texas State Opera including, Cunegonde in Candide, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites. She also sang two seasons with the San Antonio Chamber Choir under the direction of Scott MacPherson. From 2006-2008, Christin performed with the Southwest ACDA Honor Choir. In addition Christin was selected by audition to perform in the debut concert of the Southwest ACDA Collegiate Honor Chamber Choir in 2009. Behind the baton, Christin has served as an undergraduate Reading Session Conductor for the Texas Choral Director’s Association convention in 2006, as well as for the Southwest American Choral Director’s Association convention in 2008. She also received an Honorable Mention in the American Choral Director’s Association Graduate Conducting Competition in 2009.

 

Aside from music Christin loves to dance! She is a member of the D’Amico Dance studio and trains as a dance competitor in both the Country Western and West Coast Swing circuits. Last dance season she won 1stplace Overall Champion in her divisions at the Texas Classic, New Orleans Dance Mardi Gras, Lonestar Invitational, and at New Mexico Dance Fiesta! In addition, Christin competed for the first time at the UCWDC World’s Competition and placed 2nd overall in her division. She also enjoys being active outdoors, playing board games with friends, and laughing…even if it is at her own jokes!

Dawn Sheridan-Reinhuber - Gold Alto Section Leader

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Dawn Sheridan-Reinhuber began singing in Northside ISD under the direction of Judy Stephenson (Marshall HS) and David Dyer (Taft HS). She received her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance at Rice University where she studied with voice teacher Virginia Babikian, and Vocal Coach and Choral Director, Thomas Jaber. After completing her undergrad, Dawn moved to Frankfurt, Germany, with her husband (and pianist) Joachim Reinhuber, where she did graduate work in Vocal Performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. She worked in the Städtische Musikschule Aschaffenburg for 14 years teaching voice, chamber music, and directed ensembles. After having had 3 beautiful children, her family moved back to the Texas and she started her life as a choral director! Her choirs at SMHS are consistent Sweepstakes winners and she has repeatedly had students place in the Texas All-State Choirs.  Dawn is starting her 26th year of teaching this Fall, and is currently working on a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Texas State University. She hopes to graduate very soon!!

Nicholas Likos- Gold Tenor Section Leader

Carlos Saenz- Gold Bass Section Leader