Dean Orbison - Director of Choral Activities
7:30-9:00 Vocal Music 1 CHORUS WEBSITE
9:45-11:10 Vocal 2
11:15- 1:00 Planning/ Lunch
1:05-2:35 Honors Vocal Music
Dean Orbison has been choral director at East Rowan since 1996, having previously taught in the Mooresville Graded Schools, Catawba College Community Music Program and Phieffer University. Under Mr. Orbison's direction the choral department at East has grown from 50 students to 245 students. Choral students participate in NC Honors Chorus, Mars Hill Choral Festival, All State Chorus, Wingate University Choral Festival, and All County Chorus. The East Rowan Honors Chorus has won 10 consecuative grand champion choir awards in national competitions.
Mr. Orbison graduated from Mooresville High School, from Wingate University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Bachelor of Music Eduation, and holds certificates in Music Theory and Music History from Carlton College in Northfield MN. Dean has been selected East Rowan Teacher of the Year, Walmart Teacher of the Year for Rowan County, Time Warner Cable Teacher of the Year, Faith Jaycees Educator of the Year, and was selected as a finalist for the Disney National Teacher of the Year Award.
Please click the link above to go to the chorus website.
704-279-5232 ext 135