Kelly BishopVoice, Piano @ FCS, LCCS
Mrs. Bishop is a newly retired choral director (Oklahoma and Texas) and currently teaches private voice and piano. In her 29 years of experience as choral director, her choir members placed in all state, all region, and all district choirs. Her choirs consistently made sweepstakes at UIL with soloists and ensembles regularly advancing to state. Several of her soloists are in the UIL Book of Champions.
Mrs. Bishop has had several students graduate to become music educators. She was elected by her teaching peers as “Teacher of the Year” in Boswell, Oklahoma. Mrs. Bishop has produced many musicals over the year including The Sound of Music, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Grease to name a few.
Mrs. Bishop studied with the late Pablo Pedraza and Dr. Walter Britt, as well as Grant Williams (at NTSU). Mrs. Bishop currently sings with The Singing Women of Texas. Previously, she was a member of The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Shakespearean Theater. Her vocal talents have earned numerous lead roles in professional, community and university musical and opera roles such as Maria in The Sound of Music, Maria in West Side Story, title in Madame Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute and Alice Ford in Falstaff as well as other roles.
Kelly Bishop is married to John and they have two children and two grandchildren. She is excited to work with students as they learn about their voice and begin their piano studies as well as prepare for contests, auditions, and develop confidence in their skills. When she is not teaching music she enjoys spending time with her husband John and her children Matt and Pricilla, and Jessica and her grandchildren.
Mrs. Bishop holds a Bachelor's in Vocal Music (1984) from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a Masters in Music Education (1990) and is a member of TMEA, TCDA, TPSMEA, and NATS.