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Christopher L. Rhodes, Head Choral Director at Cedar Hill High School, has been teaching high school choir since 1997. A child of an Air Force Officer, he has lived in Alaska, Germany, Massachusetts, Alabama, Virginia and California before arriving in Dallas, Texas. Although he began his musical study in second grade with piano lessons, choral music has always been his favorite musical activity.
Christopher attended UCLA and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a double specialization in Vocal Performance (Baritone and Countertenor) and Music Education in 1995 and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting in 1997. In November 2005, he completed National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Early Adolescent/ Young Adult Vocal Music.
Christopher began his sacred music career while an undergraduate at UCLA, singing as a volunteer member of the choir at the Paulists’ University Catholic Center. At the same time, he was the Bass section leader for Westwood Hills Congregational Church. In 1994, he served as the interim choir director for six months. In 1996, he sang as an alto (counter-tenor) section leader at All Saints’ Episcopal Church of Beverly Hills, under the direction of Tom Foster, until he moved to Massachusetts to begin his carer in High School Choral Music.
Here in Dallas, he was a regular Bass section leader substitute for Highland Park United Methodist Church under both David R. Davidson and David Childs before serving as the permanent Bass section leader at NorthPark Presbyterian Church. This past year, Christopher also sang as an alto in the Schola of St. Mark’s Episcopal School of Dallas