University of Arkansas Children’s Choir
The University of Arkansas Children’s Choir began in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most distinguished youth choral programs in the region. This group of over 100 students focuses on singing a diverse selection of choral music, including pieces from a variety of languages and cultures. Singers in the program also learn performance skills, sight singing, ear training and music theory.
Meet the Team
Director Rachel Cornett is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors in Choral Music Education and Masters in Music Education. During her time at the U of A she studied classical voice, sang in many choirs, and played percussion and piccolo in the UA Marching Band. Rachel taught middle school choir for 10 years in Bentonville, Arkansas where she was named 2003 Teacher of the Year and served as co-director of the Bentonville Children’s Choir. She also taught music at TEP Charter School in Manhattan for two years before returning to Northwest Arkansas. Rachel currently teaches 8th and 9th grade choir at Lakeside Junior High in Springdale, Arkansas. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas with her husband, Jamie, and their two daughters Audrie and Annie.