DDarlene James, Director, is a graduate of New Mexico State with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and holds a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She has completed the Orff Schulwerk certification program at Colorado State University. Darlene has been in music education for thirty-five years and currently teaches at Meeker Elementary School in District 6. Darlene and her husband Jerry have two children, Brianna and Jared, and one grandchild, Dawson.
SOriginally from Canada, Sue Davis, Director, received a Bachelor of Music degree in Honours Music Education from the University of Western Ontario. She is an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music and also holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado. She is currently the music specialist at Bella Romero Academy K-3 and was the guest director of the 2015 Eastern Colorado Honor Choir. She has two children, Samantha who is an alumna of GCC and Brian who is currently a member.
PPam Korth, Director, graduated from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pam recently retired from teaching music in the public schools after thirty-six years. She is one of the original directors of the Greeley Children’s Chorale and is now in her twenty-sixth year with the choir. Pam also sings in the adult Greeley Chorale. She and her husband Joe enjoy spending time with their family~ Michael & Jeni and daughter Olivia, and Sarah & Adam. Both Michael and Sarah are alumni of the GCC.
KKris Pierce, Director, is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Kris also received her Orff Certification from UNC. She is in her twenty-eighth year of teaching music in District 6 and currently teaches kindergarten through eighth grades at Chappelow Arts Magnet School. Kris is in her twentieth year with GCC. Larry and Kris have five children, Jenn, Annie, Steven, Max and Simone; and three grandchildren, Lilly, Lexi and Hayes.
BBriana Sosna, Director, on leave, was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Music Education and she has completed her Orff Level III Certification. Briana is in her sixth year of teaching. She is currently the music specialist at Scott Elementary in School District 6. In her spare time, she is a performer, choreographer, and music director for local theatres.
PPeter Romero, Accompanist
, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition. He has performed with the UNC Concert Choir, UNC Men’s Glee Club, and Greeley Chamber Choir. As a child, he worked under GCC founder Dr. Kay Copley in some of her local musical productions. He is currently a freelance web designer, composer, artist, and keyboardist at St. Peter’s and St Mary’s Catholic Churches in Greeley. Peter has composed many children’s choral pieces, of which GCC has performed many, including Imagination
, Bill’s Song
, In the Rain
, White the Color of the Water
, On and On
, and many others. View his complete composition catalog
, published at April Afternoon
SSandra Varley, Accompanist, received her Bachelors of Music Education from UNC in 1981, where she was a full-time staff accompanist from 1982–1986. During this time, she was featured with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Greeley Chamber Orchestra, Colorado All-State Choir, and numerous individual faculty and student recitals. Following completion of a Master of Arts in professional psychology in 1986, Sandra entered the counseling profession, and has been practicing as a licensed psychotherapist since 1993. In 2005, she obtained a Ph.D. Clinical Psychology. During these 20 years she has continued to be active in music, performing in recitals, concerts, and community events.