SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR
HEAD CHORAL DIRECTOR
Aubrey Kistler, Head Director, is in her sixth year of teaching and fifth year at Southwest High School. She graduated with honors from Texas Christian University obtaining her Bachelor of Music Education degree. While at Southwest, Ms. Kistler has grown the Choral Program exponentially through classroom culture, communication, and community outreach. In the past five years, she has taken several choirs to compete at UIL, began Fort Worth ISD's only competitive show choir, and has brought home several regional, state, and as of last year, Southwest Choir's first national title. "Creating excellence is a habit, not a skill." Ms. Kistler is proud of all the student accomplishment that has taken place in the choir program and looks forward to many more successful years to come!
ASSISTANT CHORAL DIRECTOR
Melissa Cannon, Assistant Director, is in her second year of teaching and second year at Southwest High School. Before graduating from Texas Christian University in 2019, Ms. Cannon completed her student teaching at Southwest High School under Ms. Kistler and the SHS Choir Program. Since then, Southwest Choir is extremely lucky to have kept Ms. Cannon on board. She brings knowledge of vocal pedagogy, classroom culture, and strong organizational skills to the program. Ms. Cannon is looking forward to this in-person school year and the music that the choir program will make together!