Director Vivo Allegro
A master teacher that brilliantly combines humor and outstanding instruction with genuine care and concern for each singer.
BME Degree from Wichita State University
MME Degree earned from UMKC Conservatory
Gretchen works full-time at Frontier Middle School as the Choral Director. Over the last decade she has directed, developed and actively played an instrumental role in shaping Allegro's core values. In her time with Allegro, Gretchen has directed for the SWACDA Conference, the KMEA, the MS/JH National Conference for Choral Music and even President Barack Obama and First Lady. She also takes great pleasure in performing with her mom & dad, sister, daughter, son and husband.
Whether it's serving locally for MSJH Choral Music Teachers in Kansas through the ACDA & NAfME or nationally as the Nat'l Chairperson for JHMS Repertoire & Standards for the ACDA, Gretchen has found a gig she loves and aims her skills toward an initiative of positively influencing singers near and far. In her spare time, Gretchen loves to visit farmers markets, she possesses a passion for cooking & reading and labels herself an excellent nap taker. Given the chance to sneak away, Gretchen enjoys traveling to see her children perform and attend events at Kansas State University & Fort Hays State.
Driven by a pursuit of excellence, Gretchen strives to assure kids are also. Collectively, her dynamic energy & unique spirit mixed with a positive attitude & bright personality together play an invaluable role in her proficiency to inspire kids to dream big! With the ability to bend her fingers & knees backwards, rehearsals can get interesting!
"Music is moral law. It gives soul the the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." –Plato
BOOK A PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE REQUEST FORM
Our Allegro choirs are available for community performances throughout our performance season. (October - June) Also, consider our "CHOIR FOR HIRE," Brillante. The 24-voice high school group serves as ambassadors within our surrounding metro area at private, corporate and community events of any size. Their repertoire includes:
1. National Anthem
2. 20-30 minute concert set with variety of audience appealing music to entertain all ages
3. 20-30 minute set of Holiday Music, favorite carols.
Performances are booked on a first come basis. Requesting a performance 3 months in advanced increases the possibility of securing a spot on our calendar, as we must take into account the current commitments of singers and families when scheduling additional performances.
A donation to the Allegro Scholarship Fund is appreciated.
Please submit the form below if interested in having one of our ensembles perform for your event. We will contact you.
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