Directors

Directors

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Ben Oehlschlaeger

Choral Director

oehlschb@friscoisd.org

Ben Oehlschlaeger began his career as a choir director in 2000.  He has worked in Richardson ISD, Plano ISD, and Frisco ISD at Centennial High School, where he has had the pleasure of teaching for nine years.  While at Centennial, choirs have received Superior ratings at UIL Contest as well as Most Outstanding Choir many times in Director’s Choice Music Competitions.  Ben’s students have consistently received superior and exemplary ratings at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contests, advancing to State Solo and Ensemble Contests.  Students have also been selected yearly into the All-Region Choir.  He is proud to have taught the only two girls to make the Texas All-State Choir in all of Frisco.  Ben has served as a clinician and adjudicator for various districts in the area.  He is a graduate of both Southwestern University and the University of North Texas.  Ben is a former member of the Texas All-State Choir, Orpheus Chamber Singers, and Orchestra of New Spain.  He LOVES his wonderful wife and three cute kids!

 

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RaeAnne Landrum

Voice Coach

RaeAnne Landrum holds a degree in Music Education with vocal emphasis from Abilene Christian University.  Her teaching experience encompasses all ages and includes elementary music, middle school choir and early childhood music classes as well as teaching private voice at the middle school and high school levels.  In addition to her love for singing, Mrs. Landrum also holds a special place in her heart for the band.  She played the oboe through high school and into her college years.  She serves on the Band Boosters Board at Centennial High School where her son is currently a member of the band and her daughter, who has graduated, was involved in the band and choir.

 

Mrs. Landrum truly enjoys spending time with students and helping them not only improve their singing skills, but also teaching them to develop a love of many types of music.  She strives to have her students bring joy to themselves and others through their singing.

 

If you have an interest in taking lessons with Mrs. Landrum or have questions, please e-mail her at landrumfam@att.net

 

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Alex Ross

Voice Coach

Alex Ross is thrilled to be a part of the fantastic choral program at Centennial High School. After graduating from Oklahoma City University with a bachelors degree in vocal performance Ross relocated to Dallas where he maintains a highly successful voice studio as well as an active performing schedule. Credits include Dallas Theater Center, Theatre Three, Irving Lyric Stage, Uptown Players, and Out of the Loop Festival. He has served as associate music minister at both St Lukes United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, and Argyle United Methodist Church in Argyle, Texas. Ross Voice Studio students are some of the most successful young singers in the metroplex, performing in local productions and bands, being regularly accepted in to performing arts academies, TMEA and TPSMEA All State Choir, and music colleges throughout the nation. Last year’s graduating RVS class received over $60,000 in University and Conservatory music scholarships for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.

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