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Jamie Logan, Choral Director

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JAMIE LOGAN has been in the Southeast Polk Community School District since 2005, where she first served as Director of Vocal Music at SEP Junior High School before her arrival in the High School Music Department in 2012. Mrs. Logan conducts the Chamber Singers, Southeast Polk’s premier choral ensemble, the Treble Clef Choir, teaches private voice, and is artistic director of Southeast Polk’s varsity show choir, RAMification.Under her direction, choirs have been recognized for their excellence in performance and innovative programming with top honors at competitions throughout the state and region. Her students continue to be successful at Solo/Ensemble and are consistently selected for participation in the Iowa All-State Choir and ISU Honor Choir.

Mrs. Logan was born and raised in Stuart, IA and graduated from West Central (Valley) before attending Simpson College. During her time at Simpson, Jamie served as the student conductor for the Simpson Chorale, Simpson Choir, and Mu Phil Epsilon, and was the chorus master for Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, as well as Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jamie spent the summer of 2001 working for the Des Moines Metropolitan Opera and was a private conducting student of artistic and musical director, Dr. Robert L. Larsen.

After graduation, Mrs. Logan directed the 6-12 grade choirs at Nodaway Valley. Under her direction, the choirs received Division I ratings at State Large Group Contest and students were selected for the Iowa OPUS Honor Choir and the Iowa All-State Festival each year. Mrs. Logan also served as both the stage and musical director for the musicals, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ANNIE, and CINDERELLA.

ELLA CAVIN joined the Southeast Polk Community School District in the Fall of 2016. Mrs. Cavin conducts the Women's Chorale, Bass Clef Choir, teaches private voice, co-directs the fall musical, and is the artistic director for the junior varsity level show choir, Vocal Gold.

Mrs. Cavin grew up near Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Marion High School before attending Simpson College. During her time at Simpson, Mrs. Cavin was involved in Chamber Singers, Madrigal Singers, several opera productions, and served as the president and chorus master for Mu Phi Epsilon.

After graduation, Mrs. Cavin taught K-12 music as a long-term substitute in Postville, Iowa. Under her direction, the high school choir received their first Division II rating at State Large Group Contest.

Ella Cavin,Choral Director

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Allison Borts is a collaborative pianist and full-time accompanist at Southeast Polk High School. Mrs. Borts received her Piano Pedagogy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, IA and her masters from the University of Iowa.

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