Teresa (Terrie) McKenzie Preskitt-Brown firstname.lastname@example.org 3402 Summer Solstice 972-365-9563 - Cell Rowlett, Texas 75088
August 2018 – present TPB Voice Private Voice Studio Owner Currently serving 50 students – 6th Grade thru Adult Studio provides Private Instruction, Master Classes, Recitals, Intensives, College Audition Preparation
September 2004 – 2018 Music Associate - Highland Park United Methodist Church – Dallas, Texas Director of Children’s Music & Special Programs Duties: Coordinating children’s choirs Director of elementary choir Overseeing the Acolyte Program Directing, Organizing, Creating and Teaching a week-long summer music camp Directing Epworth Handbell Ensemble (advanced group) Directing Kingdom Singers (all-inclusive choir with the Special Needs Community) Leading Worship at The Feast (worship with the Special Needs Community) Co-Directing Encore Chorus (senior adult choir) Directing BRingers of Joy Handbell Ensemble (beginner group) Worship Planning for Sanctuary Working with Special Needs Team and Children’s Ministry Team as well as the Music Team Directing, Organizing, Creating Festival of Carols (multi-generational concert) Directing, Organizing, Creating the Christmas Eve Family Nativity Service – a service of lessons and carols with the elementary choir leading, and the lessons being given by Biblical characters. Singing with the Chancel Choir and Chamber Singers as needed.
August 2003 – present Conductor – Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas Duties include conducting the Apprentice Chorus – 2003 – 2012, Concert II Chorus – 2013 - present Preparing students for performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Maestro Jaap Van Zweden & Lawrence Loh, conductors) & John Rutter September 1975 – 1991, 1996 – present Private Voice Teacher Duties include teaching private voice students, 7th graders through adult, preparing them for UIL solo contest, All Region/All State Choir auditions, college auditions, church solo appearances. Creating Master Classes for private students Presenting at 4 - 6 recitals per year featuring private students Accompanying students in contests and recitals Guiding Seniors through the college audition process More than 50 students selected for the TMEA and TPSMEA All State Choirs
1978 – present Soprano Soloist – Appearances throughout United States & Europe as soloist and recitalist Works: Haydn Creation, Handel Messiah, Handel Dixit Dominus, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Brahms Requiem, Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Haydn Lord Nelson Mass, Haydn Theresien Mass, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Solemn Vespers, Poulenc Gloria, Schubert Mass in G, Bach Mass in B minor, Bach St. Matthew Passion… October 1995 – May 2015 Orpheus Chamber Singers – Professional Chorus Member, Women’s Section Leader Workshop Clinician - Frequent presenter for school districts (Highland Park, Birdville, Garland, McKinney, Grand Prairie, Denton), All-State and Region choir conductor, Choristers Guild workshops, UM Fellowship Music, and Arts Week at Lake Junaluska (three times), Baylor Alleluia Conference, Texas Choral Directors Association Clinician & Reading Session Conductor (numerous times).
Orff-Schulwerk Levels I, II & III Southern Methodist University – Summer Classes 1999 – 2001
Bachelor of Music – Vocal Performance Bachelor of Music Education – Choral Emphasis Texas Christian University – 1980 Texas Christian University – 1980 Magna cum laude Magna cum laude Departmental Honors Departmental Honors South Garland High School Honor Graduate – 1975
Honors & Recognitions
Hillside Academy Teacher of the Year – 2004 Senior Scholar in Music at Texas Christian University – 1980 Joint award between the Music Faculty and the Honors Department Faculty Performer’s Certificate – awarded by Music Faculty at Texas Christian University signifying that she had performed extensively with orchestras as vocal soloist during her collegiate career. Pi Kappa Lambda – member of honorary music fraternity – nominated by faculty Nordan Scholar – full-tuition music scholarship awarded while at TCU. Frank M. Wood Scholar – academic scholarship awarded while at TCU.