Our Teachers

Casey Mancilla is the Choral Director of Lexington Senior High School. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor in Music Education from UNC Pembroke and has received an outstanding senior award for academic excellence from the music department.

Before Lexington, Casey taught elementary music between two schools in Davie County. She has experience teaching children's choir at church as well as being a worship director for the adult choir at Parkton Baptist Church throughout college.

Casey is an active member of the North Carolina Music Educators Association as well as the American Choral Directors Association. She is always an advocate for music education and believes in instilling a love of music in her students.

Casey currently resides in Midway with her husband and new baby girl.

Email: cmancilla@lexcs.org

Phone: 336-242-1574

LSHS Music Courses:

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is a mixed ensemble for students at the intermediate level. An audition for the class is not required but students must have successfully completed Vocal Music at the high school or LMS chorus in 7th & 8th grade. Members of the choir are expected to attend a minimum of 3 performances per semester. Other performances may be required at the discretion of the instructor.

Choral Ensemble

Choral Ensemble is a mixed ensemble primarily for high school juniors and seniors and advanced singers. An audition is required to register for this class.

The Choral Ensemble maintains a vigorous performance schedule throughout the year. They perform for local schools, churches, civic clubs, as well as workshops and clinics. They have consistently received superior ratings at state choral festivals and other choral events. They have performed in Washington, D.C. at the white House, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios-Orlando, Atlanta, and New York City, where they performed in Carnegie Hall with the NC Youth Chorale. They have been the featured entertainment at the Biltmore House Christmas Celebration and many members have performed in Canada, Italy, Greece, Paris and London.

PIF

Catie Hitzigrath is the Choral Director for Lexington Middle School. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Meredith College and a Master of Music in Music Education from Appalachian State University.

Before coming to Lexington Catie taught both middle and high school in Winston Salem and Wilkesboro, North Carolina. In addition to teaching public school she has spent many years working with children’s choirs across the state.

Catie is an active member of the North Carolina Music Educator’s Association and currently serves as the technology facilitator for the Middle School Choral Section. She is also the founder and coordinator of NC ACDA MiddleFest, a choral musical festival for middle school students across North Carolina. She has been on staff with NCSICA (North Carolina Summer Institute for Choral Art) and has served as the organization's secretary since 2019.

Email: chitzigrath@lexcs.org

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