Chaminade’s Middle School Music Teacher, Kathy Rohrs, has been named as a semi-finalist for the first-ever Music Educator Award, given by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.
She is among a group of 25 teachers, from 24 cities and 15 states to be named as semi-finalists. In May 2013, Rohrs was announced as a quarter-finalist. The top 10 finalists will be announced in December, and the winner will be named in January.
Rohrs is a multi-talented vocalist, guitarist, harpist, conductor, composer, who has been in music education for more than 30 years. She is a native of the San Fernando Valley, and attended St. Mel Catholic School and Louisville High School. Rohrs earned her bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar and K–12 Secondary Music Credential in Music Education from California State University, Northridge.
In 2001, Rohrs joined the Chaminade faculty and staff as the middle school general music director and choral director. The middle school choir, known as the “C-Notes” has won top honors at the Heritage Choral Festival in San Diego twice, and has also been selected as the “feature choir” twice for the National Children’s Festival held at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The C-Notes’ most recent Carnegie Hall appearance was in April 2013.
Rohrs also created the Liturgical Choir at Chaminade’s middle school campus in Chatsworth. They perform during Mass and prayer services; which helps to promote one of the Characteristics of a Marianist Education, formation in faith. Rohrs is an active part of music ministry at her own parish, St. Mel’s.
Chaminade operates a middle school campus located at 19800 Devonshire St. in Chatsworth (818-363-8127), and a high school campus located at 7500 Chaminade Ave. in West Hills (818-347-8300).
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