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Westin Sorrel

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Westin Sorrel

Director of Choral Music

Email: Westin.Sorrel@jeffco.k12.co.us

Voicemail: (303) 982-1968

Courses (Spring 2018)

  • Men's Choir
  • Women's Choir
  • Advanced Women's Choir
  • Eaglearies (Adv. Mixed Choir)
  • IB Music

Link to Dakota Ridge High School Choir Website.


Bio

Westin Sorrel is currently in his third year at Dakota Ridge High School, where he conducts the choirs, teaches IB Music, and is the Vocal Music coach for the annual musical. Westin earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the School of Music at Colorado State University where he studied Vocal Music Education following the Performance Enhancement Track. Since arriving at Dakota Ridge in 2015, the program has grown 60% in enrollment. His choirs have earned superior ratings at various festivals, including Metro Choral Celebration and CHSAA. In the summer of 2015, Westin had the honor of spending two weeks in Italy at the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop where he worked with world renowned conductor, Simon Carrington. When not teaching at Dakota Ridge, Westin serves at the Assistant Conductor and Tenor Section Leader at Bethany Lutheran Church in Denver.

In addition to teaching, Westin keeps an active professional singing career. He regularly sings with The Colorado Bach Ensemble, Anima Chamber Ensemble, and St. Martin's Chamber Choir, with which he was recently featured as the tenor soloist on Joseph Jongen's Mass for Organ, Choir, and Brass, and Louis Spohr's Mass in C Minor for Double Choir. Westin has also performed with Laudamus Chamber Chorale, Alpine Chorale, Canto Deo, Devner Young Artists Orchestra, and the Colorado Music Festival. Additionally, Westin has performed under the direction of Howard Skinner, and Helmuth Rilling, and Simon Carrington.


Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Music: Music Education, Colorado State University, 2015
  • CDE Professional Teacher License: Music, K-12

 

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