There will be two performances when students will showcase their talents and skills:
February 14 and March 14 @ 6:30pm.
Thanks to your generous donations, we are able to have highly qualified and dynamic instructors teach their passions. Their impressive profiles are below:
Ellen Moeller has been a choir teacher at Horizons for many years and this is her third year teaching the 5/6 choir rotation. She is a professional singer and voice teacher as well as a mother of three Horizons graduates. Ellen has performed with the University of Colorado Opera, L’Opera Piccola, Chicago, and Depaul Opera Theater. When she is not singing or teaching, you can find her running on the beautiful Boulder trails!
Warren Hammond is teaching circus arts. He was a virologist and genetic engineer for a few years after college, but then decided to drop everything to run away with the circus. Warren has been on the Late Show with David Letterman, toured with the Off-Broadway show, Lazer Vaudeville, and currently tours with his two-man show, SMIRK! Warren has received numerous awards, including the International Jugglers’ Association Excellence in Education award (shared with his wife, Bekah Smith). His former students have gone on to have successful performing careers spanning the streets, fairs and festivals and even Cirque Du Soleil.
Scott Mast is teaching African drumming. He has been teaching and performing rhythms of Africa and the diaspora for 20 years. Scott currently lives in Boulder CO. Although most of his own learning has taken place in the USA, he has also studied and traveled in Cuba, Zimbabwe, and Ghana. For more information about Scott's drum classes and performances, visit his website at spmast.com.
Cory Potash is teaching marimbas with Diane Michel, Calen’s mom. Cory Potash has taught marimba and Zimbabwean music for 12 years in public schools and privately. She is passionate about the music and sharing it, as well as, using it as a vehicle to create community and inclusivity. Cory loves the aural tradition which affords the magic of working with beginners and creating beautiful music almost instantly.
Diane Michel is again co-teaching marimba class with Cory Potash -- they have team-taught marimba at Horizons since 2010. Before Horizons she taught marimba in year-long programs in private school and has been playing marimba since 2002. It takes a village to create a marimba song! She loves the way kids rely on each other and even begin to look at each other differently as they make cooperative music. Diane is mother to two boys, including Calen in sixth grade at Horizons.
Alice Shuffield is teaching the keyboards class. She studied the piano and flute performance at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. She continued her studies at The Tanglewood Institute and The Aspen Music Festival, and later taught music at The Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Alice then pursued a career in the law, but she always kept her music close. In addition to teaching private lessons, she played with a chamber music ensemble in Washington, DC, recorded 3 CDs with her folk-singer sister, and has played at numerous weddings, festivals and events. Alice is also mom to Clara, June, John, and Will.
Nonie Rand will teach the Fitness Bootcamp class with Rachel. She is the founder of Mind Body Spirit Vacations, mbsvacations.com, a company that hosts wellness retreats all over the world. For over 23 years, she has been a fitness pro who teaches yoga, pilates, dance, TRX, land and water aerobics. She began volunteering in BVSD schools 4 years ago, leading all school movement for various campuses, pure joy! Nonie’s daughter, Haven, is a sixth grader and her son, Noah, is in seventh grade.
Erin Tunbridge will teach the hip hop dance class. She was born and grew up in Australia and has taught dance for early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools, private dance studios, and universities. In 2015, Erin joined the Boulder Ballet as Education Outreach Manager, delivering educational programs to middle schools in Colorado. Recently, she has been commissioned to set a choreographic work for Joy of Motion Dance Center (Washington DC), Glade Dance Collective, and Ailey Citigroup Theatre in New York City.
Kara Priest will be teaching ancient civilization pottery. Lauren, Lynn, Diane, and Peter will be teaching coding.