Teacher Spotlight, Mary-Rebekah Fortman

Teacher Spotlight, Mary-Rebekah Fortman

Mary-Rebekah Fortman joined CCC in 2017 as the director of the Isabella choir. She teaches music at Hanby and Emerson Elementary Schools in Westerville and earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music with a Kodály emphasis from Capital University. While an undergraduate, she spent a semester at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary. Mary-Rebekah directs the Handbell Choir and Children’s Choir at Indianola Presbyterian Church. She has sung with the Capital University Choral Union, Lancaster Chorale and Fior Angelica. She is a member of the Ohio Music Educator’s Association and the Organization of American Kodály Educators.

Whew! That’s pretty impressive. Let’s get to know Mary-Rebekah a little better.

Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: ICE CREAM – anything with chocolate!

Q: Do you have a most memorable musical experience?
A: In 6th grade, I performed with the National OAKE choir in Hartford, CT!

Q: What’s your favorite holiday and why?
A: Thanksgiving because all of the family is together and I love spending time with family.

Q: What’s something surprising about you?
A: I’m a clogger! I took clogging lessons growing up.

Do you or your singer have a special memory of working with Mrs. Fortman you would like to share? Simply send why you love working with Mrs. Fortman to kerry@columbuschildrenschoir.org and we will print out your message and share it on the bulletin board along with other warm words.