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Kathleen G. Corbett, Chair
Room: Choir 322, Piano 315
Chorus 1 Beginner
Show Choir 1
Dual Credit Music History (WVSU)
Club: Tri M Music
Marshall University Master of Arts Music Education/Conducting
The King's College Bachelor of Science in Music Education
West Virginia College of Graduate Studies (Marshall) Master of Arts Curriculum
Kathleen Gardner Corbett is currently Director of Vocal Music at Capital High School in Charleston, WV. Kathleen recieved a Bachelor of Music Education from The King's College in Briarcliff Manor, NY and a Master's Degree plus 60 hours from Marshall University, Huntington, WV; SUNY, NY; West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, Charleston, WV.
Mrs. Corbett has helped to produce over 30 musical productions in West Virginia and New York. Her choirs have ranked in many National Competitions with Superior Awards and Grand Champions. She has been a soloist in opera and oratorio in New York, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Kathleen often works as vocal/choral clinician and adjudicator for show choirs and festivals across the country as well as serving as guest conductors for All County Choruses.
In 2006 Mrs. Corbett was awarded The Vocal Music Teacher of the Year Award from the West Virginia Music Educator's Association. She is an active member of the Music Educator's National Conference, the West Virginia Music Educator's Conference, and the American Choral Director's Association.
Kathleen has served as the President of the West Virginia Music Educator's Association, President of the West Virginia Vocal Music Association, chairperson for the West Virginia State Show Choir Festival, the Kanawha County Choral Music Festival, the West Virginia All State Chorus, and past officer for state and county Vocal Music Associations. She has also been adjunct faculty for the University of Charleston. She is currently serving as Vocal Music Lead Teacher for Kanawha County Schools. Mrs. Corbett is in her 41st year of teaching in the public school. She has two children, Peter and Kristopher who is Capital High School's theatre director.
Club: Ski Club
Masters in Commincations from West Virginia Univeristy
Bachelors in Art Education K-12 from Marshall Univeristy
+ 45 hours in Art and Genral Education improvement classes
Mrs. Pennington judged the Scholastic Art Competition at Columbus College of Art and Design as well as the Puntam County Art Shows for two years. She takes summer classes, attends Art Workshops and Confrences each year to stay current in the Visual Arts. Mrs. Pennington is a member of the Allied Artists of West Virgina.
Under Mrs. Pennington's direction, Capital High was declared the Grand Champions of Kanawha County Schools for 2013 and 2014, as well as Runner up in 2009 and 2010.
Room: Classroom 124, Cougar TV Studio 126
TV Production I, II & III (Cougar TV)
Computer Science Special Projects (Capital High Website)
Marshall University, Master of Educational Adminstration
West Liberty University, Bachelor of Arts - Elementary Education, Social Studies 7-12
West Virginia Unversity, 18 Additional Graduate Hours
Purdue University, Certified Destination Management Executive
Indiana University, Certified Travel Industry Specialist
Williamsburg Development Institute
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Certification in Professional Main Street Management Institute
President/CEO Bradley Strategies LLC
President/CEO Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sr. VP Communications, Charleston Area Alliance
Director of Major Gifts, Fairmont State University
Executive Director, Main Street Weirton, Mannington and Fairmont
WV State Legislature, House of Delegates (1st District)
Public School Teacher- Hancock, Marion, Kanawha Counties
Government and Politics in West Virginia- Commentary: Some Thoughts on My Experiences as a Woman in the West Virginia House of Delegates
Dr. Jeffrey Lipscomb
Band Room 323
Piano Room 315
PhD in Music Composition from Louisiana State University
Masters Degree in Music Compostion from Ohio University
Bacherlors Degree in Music Education (Instrumental) from Ohio University
Dr. Jeffrey Lipscomb is an alumni of Capital High School, and is very pleased to return as director of the string orchestra. He graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University, with a Bachelor's in Music Education, specializing in instrumental music. While there, he studied violin with Howard Beebe and Stephen Boe. He also began studying conducting with Kimo Furumoto, the current conductor for the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Lipscomb continued his musical studies at Ohio Unversity with a Master's degree in Music Composition, where he studied with Mark Philips. He finally recieved his PhD in Music Compsition, with a minor study in conducting, at Louisiana State University, where he studied with Dinos Constantinides for composing, Stephen David Beck for electro-acoustic music, and Julian Shew for conducting. In addition to those schools, Dr. Lipscomb also attended courses in Germany, studying comparative arts at the Universitat Leipzig, as well as two separate summer sessions at the Freie Unversitat Berlin, where he studied composing with Sanuel Adler (of the Julliard School) and orchestral conducting with Emily Freeman Brown (past president of the US Conductors's Guild.)
As a performer, Dr Lipscomb was selected as assistant concertmaster for the Future Music Teachers of America Honors Orchestra, held during the 2001 MENC Conference. He also participated several times in the Brevard Music Festival, where he studied violin and composition, and performed in orchestras lead by David Effron, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Keith Lockhart. As a composer, his music has been performed all over the world, form New York and New Orleans in this country, to other venues in Germany, Greece, and Italy. While LSU, he was one of the founding members of the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana. His music 'Keyboard Concerto' was one of ten peer-reviewed compositions to be performed during the first International Symposuim of Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras.
Art Education, West Virginia State University
Introduction to Theater
B.F.A. Theatre from Marshall University
After obtaining his degree in Acting/Directing, Mr. Kidd worked professionally as an actor and director for theatre companies in North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. He is excited to be a member of the Capital High Fine Arts department and to share his love of Theatre with his students.