Teacher Spotlight, Angie Cover
Angie Cover is the accompanist for our Isabella, Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria choirs! She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, and earned a Master of Music in Keyboard Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Miami (Fla.). Angie studied at the Interlochen Center for the Arts for five summers and then returned to work in the Concert Office for three years. She has taught music courses at the University of Miami and Miami-Dade College, as well as for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, while maintaining a private piano studio. She also accompanied throughout the Miami area. For the past 18 years, she has served as a piano adjudicator for solo, duet and concerto events in the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. In 1999, Angela was the accompanist for the United States Collegiate Choir European Concert Tour. She is a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Ohio Music Education Association. Angela lives in Powell, Ohio with her husband and two children.
Whew! Lets get to know Angie a little better.
Q: What is one of your favorite musical memories?
A: My dad and I used to play duets in church during Christmas and Easter when I was growing up. We also performed at the Gymanfa Ganu and Noson Lawen Welsh music festivals in a nearby community church. Once I graduated from college, we began performing concerts together. He played the trumpet and I accompanied him on the piano. He has always been one of my biggest inspirations.
Q: How long have you been with CCC? Do you have a favorite CCC memory?
A: This is my third year accompanying Columbus Children’s Choirs. My favorite memory is seeing the joy on the children’s faces when they are performing for their parents on stage.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: I love sweet red peppers!
Q: What is your favorite holiday and why?
A: My favorite holiday is Christmas because I love when everyone in our family is all together. I also enjoy baking for the holidays, listening to music and going to the Nutcracker.
Q: What is your favorite hobby?
A: I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling and being with my family.
Q: Is there any little known fact about you that you would like to share?
A: When I was in middle and high school, my dad would take me to Washington, D.C. to hear the U.S. Marine Band. I sat behind the brass section during rehearsals all day, every day for a week. My dad would either sit with me, play as a guest in the trumpet section or conduct them. I fell in love with the enormous, rich sound and was fascinated with the dialogue between the conductors and instrumentalists. Being a part of an ensemble experience is one of the reasons I enjoy accompanying Columbus Children’s Choirs!
Do you or your singer have a special memory of working with Angie Cover you would like to share? Simply send why you love working with Mrs. Cover to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will print out your message and share it on the bulletin board along with other warm words.
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