Preparatory Choir

Choir Program

Membership in the Conservatory Choirs is offered after an interview with the choir director. Please call the Conservatory office to express your interest in scheduling an interview. Choir students will learn to sing with healthy vocal production using the finest literature available for young voices. The repertoire will be varied to include many styles including classical, folk, and musical theater. Performance skills, staging, and choreography will be taught and incorporated in preparation for concerts. Choir rehearsals are held on Monday evenings in Presser Hall on the UMHB Campus.

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Fall Semester 2017 - Conservatory Choir Fall "Kick-Off" August 21.

Spring Semester 2018 - Conservatory Choir Spring "Kick-Off" January 8. 

Time and Day: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Monday

Location: Presser Hall, Room 103 

Director: Krista Eshbaugh

Specific Ages: 
7 to 10 years (MUST be 7 by September 1st to join the Preparatory Choir)


Krista Eshbaugh has been directing the Preparatory Choir at the Conservatory of Music since Fall 2000. She has a BME degree from Stetson University in Florida and a Master of Music degree from the University of Miami, Florida. She has taught public and private school music and has been on church staff as Music Assistant. She is passionate about helping our youngest choir-members develop a love for music, excellent singing skills and beginning musicianship.

An audition is not necessary for the Preparatory Choir, but Mrs. Eshbaugh will do a short phone interview with the parents of new choir members before rehearsals begin.


For more information, call (254) 295-4686 or email Sylvia at