Julie Simmons is the choir director at College Park Middle School in Orlando Florida where she has taught since 2019. Julie is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she received both her BA and MA. In 2011 she started her career as an elementary music teacher in Orange County Public Schools where she fell in love with choral education while teaching extracurricular choirs. Her elementary choirs were well known for their excellence throughout the Central Florida community. From 2017-2020 Julie directed the Bach Festival Youth Choir. Under her direction, the choir regularly performed with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park on concerts such as Christmas in the Park and the nationally broadcasted Classic Christmas Concert series in Knowles Chapel in addition to giving their own concerts throughout the year. The choir was also a part of the 2018 performance of Carmina Burana which was performed in conjunction with the Orlando Ballet and The Bach Festival Society choir and orchestra. Julie is a judge for the Florida Elementary All State Choir and is a member of the Florida Vocal Association, American Choral Directors Association and the Florida Music Educators Association.
Laura Norman is the choir director at Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida. She graduated from Stetson University in 2010 with a Bachelors of Music Education and has been teaching ever since. Her work experience has included instructing choirs, musical theater, and general elementary music. She is an Orff Schulwerk certified instructor and enjoys singing and creating with her students.
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Cindy Krulick is the music teacher at Dommerich Elementary in Maitland. Teaching music has been a passion her entire life, and includes work as a piano teacher and early childhood music specialist (Rollins College Community School of Music), Musical Theater Director at many camps and school programs, and Fine Arts Director at Skyland Camps and Retreats in Clyde, North Carolina. As an accompanist, she has worked with the OCPS Honors Chorus, Bach Festival Youth Choir, many solo performers and musical theater productions.