In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Ms. Storck is responsible for the MCC's artistic leadership and supervises all education and performance operations. She also directs MCC's Jubilate and created and oversees MCC's Harmony Choir program, which reaches more than 200 children attending school in the City of Milwaukee. Ms. Storck succeeded founder Emily Holt Crocker as Artistic Director in July 2009. She originally worked for Milwaukee Children's Choir from 2000-2002, then returned to the organization in the summer of 2008. From that time until her appointment as artistic director, Ms. Storck was a Prelude Director and also coordinated the organization's Prelude program. In 2010, she was honored with the Civic Music Association Award for Excellence in Youth Music Instruction.
Ms. Storck holds a Bachelor of Music degree in choral and general music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a Master of Music degree with a Kodaly emphasis from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI and is Kodaly certified. She serves on the board of the Association of Wisconsin Area Kodaly Educators, where she assists with planning workshops for Wisconsin area music teachers and choral festivals for children. She is also an active member of the American Choral Directors Association. She has taught in the Grafton School District (grades 6-8 choral and general music), where she also directed school musicals, and in the West Bend School District (grades K5-5 general music). Ms. Storck also taught voice class for junior and senior sessions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Music Clinic. She is an experienced early childhood educator and taught early childhood music classes in Cedarburg and Manitowoc through Silver Lake College's Music for Tots program.
Ms. Storck's experience directing youth choirs ranges from grades 1-12. Most recently, Ms. Storck taught at St. Francis Borgia School in Cedarburg, where she directed the Upper School Concert Choir (grades 6-8), worked closely with the art department to present a Fine Arts Festival each year, updated the music curriculum for grades K5-8, prepared students to sing for church and community performances, honors choirs and the solo and ensemble festivals, and was the accompanist for a variety of performances and school masses. She was also co-director of the St. Francis Borgia Parish Youth Choir.
Ms. Storck is a board member and volunteer coordinator for Children's Hope Network, Inc., a licensed, non-profit Child Placement Agency in Grafton, where she assists in planning events for adoption advocacy and social networking, as well as benefit concerts to collect humanitarian aid for orphaned children around the world. Ms. Storck lives with her husband and two children in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
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