Clinicians

All Carolina Select Choir &

High School Choral Educators Summit Clinicians

Header Photo taken in 2015.

9th & 10th Grade Choir Clinician

Coty Raven Morris is a proud alumnus of Texas State University- San Marcos where she studied with Drs. Lynn Brinckmeyer, Jonathan Bacock, and Joey Martin. She received her Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University in the Spring of 2020 under Drs. David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, and Sandra Snow.

She is currently the Visiting Professor of Music Education and Social Justice at Portland State University. Prior to this, she was the Director of Choirs at Crosby High School in the Houston area and has served as the the Outreach Choir Director at the MSU Community Music School and Music Director at Grand Ledge United Methodist Church. Her choirs received consistent Sweepstakes & Division I ratings at UIL and choral festivals.

Morris was the recipient of the Hays CISD Linebarger Academic Recognition Award for 2013 & Galena Park ISD's Dazzling Diamond Award in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018 for outstanding mentorship and leadership in her field.

She has presented at educational conferences and professional developments across the country including the Texas Music Educators Association, Michigan Music Conference, and the National Association for Music Education.

She is a sought after clinician in and out of the great state of Texas. Her most recently as the clinician for Georgia Music Educators (GMEA) District 5 Elementary Honor Choir and the Region 20 HS Tenor-Bass Honor Choir. Her future engagements in 2020 include: Region 11 Treble Choir Clinician/Conductor and Baylor University Women’s Choir Festival Clinical/Conductor.

Morris has been a choir member of the South Texas Vocal Artists, and has devoted over a decade of summers to working as a camp director at the Texas State University, Northwestern University, and Lamar University Music Camps.

Coty Raven Morris the Founder of Being Human Together, a budding music education community striving to normalize difficult topics in our field through conversation and connection. BHT seeks to discuss traditionally taboo topics like mental health, systemic oppression, diversity, and inclusivity.

11th & 12th Grade Choir Clinician

Dr. Kenney Potter is the Director of Choral Activities at Wingate University and serves as the Director of Choruses of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Charlotte Master Chorale. At Wingate, he oversees a program that is recognized for its artistic excellence. His choirs have received wide-spread acclaim including winning the Grand Prix for best choir in the Pärnu International Choral Festival in Pärnu, Estonia. This year, he will conduct the Charlotte Master Chorale in performances of Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem and Handel’s Messiah as well as collaborate with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra in performances of the Magnificat by J. S. Bach. As a performer, he has been a featured soloist in Carnegie Hall, and was choir soloist for the Grammy-winning Oregon Bach Festival choir as well as the International Bach Academy, conducted by Helmuth Rilling.

In addition to his work at Wingate and with the Charlotte Symphony, he serves as Choral Conductor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a clinician, Dr. Potter has conducted state-wide festival choirs for NAfME and ACDA in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia as well as in Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa. His compositions are published by Hinshaw Music, Choristers Guild, and Santa Barbara Music Publishing and he is founder and editor of Wingate University Music Press, which publishes Folk Songs of South Africa, a series of pedagogical resources that he co-authored with Dalene Hoogenhout, conductor of the Wits Choir of Johannesburg. He holds degrees from Florida State University, Portland State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and currently resides in Charlotte with his wife, Heather, and their children, Syl and Calvin.

High School Music Educators Summit Director

Dr. Nana Wolfe-Hill is Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor at Wingate University where she conducts two treble choirs and teaches choral conducting and music education courses. She is a guest clinician for all-county and all-state choruses, festivals, and summer choir camps throughout North Carolina and is the Repertoire and Resources Chair of Women’s Choirs for the Southern Region of ACDA. She had the privilege of conducting Wingate’s Advanced Treble Ensemble at a recent NC ACDA state convention.

Dr. Wolfe-Hill’s current research and efforts revolve around anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, and equity in music and silenced music of North America. Previous research was published as the chapter “Collaboration and Meaning Making in the Women’s Choral Rehearsal” in The New Handbook of Choral Pedagogy (Oxford University Press, 2017). Prior to her appointment at Wingate University, she was Associate Choral Director at Lakeville High School (Lakeville, MN); a conductor and pianist with the Greensboro Youth Chorus (Greensboro, NC); and Associate Director of Music for Children and Youth at First Presbyterian Church (Greensboro, NC).

She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting and a Master of Music in collaborative piano performance from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro, and a Bachelor of Music in vocal music education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. When not making music or teaching, she enjoys reading, gardening, camping, backpacking, weight lifting, doing yoga, cuddling with her sweet dog, and parenting.