Sleepy Creek Children
The newly formed Sleepy Creek Children's Choir, under the direction of Denise Cline, will share the stage with the Living Springs Chorale in a combined concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at Berkeley Springs High School.
Sleepy Creek Children's Choir was established in February 2007 as a program of The Community Choir, Inc., with support from the Presbyterian Church. This is a community-wide educational and choral performance program that teaches musical skills, vocal harmony, stage presence and personal discipline. The choir is open to all children between the ages of five and 13 with or without musical experience. A community-wide youth choir is expected to develop as younger children become more skilled and turn middle and high school age.
Current members of the Sleepy Creek Children's Choir include Courtney Close, Reece Griffiths, Rhiannon Griffiths, Destiny Hedrick, Rachael Kesecker, Aiden McDaniel, Niskua Medina, Odessa Michael, Dakota Peak, Lhasa Peak, Hannah Salmon, Zachary Salmon, Hannah Slusher and Madison Slusher.
Cline has developed and directed children's choirs for over three decades. She moved to Berkeley Springs in the fall of 2005 after retiring from the Baltimore County Public School System and began singing with the Living Springs Chorale. Cline says, "After a short break from teaching and adjusting to retired life in Berkeley Springs, I am delighted to be working with children once again."
Cline completed a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Towson University and a Master of Education in Music Education from the University of Maryland. Her career in Music Education was spent in the Baltimore County Public School System in four different middle school Music Departments as well as a two year position as teacher mentor for beginning music teachers. She also developed and directed her home church Youth Choir for over 15 years.
For more information about Sleepy Creek Children's Choir or Living Springs Chorale, contact Denise Cline 258-7792, Margi Griffiths 258-9415 or Lydia Walker 258-3031.