About the Director

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    About the Director:

    My name is Mrs. Julien Lopez, and this is my seventh year as the choir director at Corbett Junior High. In May of 2013, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Texas State University, and became a proud member of the Corbett family in the months that followed

    After growing up and graduating from high school in a small town in Ohio, I continued my education at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. I then moved to Texas and transferred to Texas State University as a Music Education Major. I currently have a k-12 music certification. I completed my student teaching at Hernandez Elementary School in San Marcos, and Goodnight Middle School in San Marcos. 

    I gained a tremendous amount of teaching and performing experience throughout my college career. Although my college degree is specified in choral education, my main instrument was piano. I was a member of many different activities that enhanced my own musicianship and performance experience. 

    I have grown up with a love of sharing music with young people. My passion for teaching began as a teenager, when I was able to work with children through babysitting. As I grew into an adult I furthered my experience through teaching Sunday School, college internships, and Student Teaching. 

    My goal as a music educator is to give students the skills they need to be creative and self aware community members and musicians.There are many influential benefits in giving students a strong music education, such as increases in learning cognitive development, spatial awareness, commitment, and community.

    In my experience with teaching at the elementary and middle school level, I have realized that it is important to know my students individually, and to show them I enjoy making music with them. A superior teacher never stops learning. I encourage students to approach their musical journey with this same attitude and patience.  I wish to inspire students to be musicians and stewards of their cultural heritage as citizens of the future. 

    The Corbett Choir has been my home and family for the past six years. I love meeting new students every year, and getting to show them how to express themselves through vocal performance, whether it be in a solo or group setting. Our choirs have recieved Superior ratings and Sweepstakes Awards at our UIL performances since 2016. More importantly, the amazing students who are part of this program have created social bonds that will last them for years to come. I hope to continue the legacy of helping the students at Corbett find their voice. 

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