• Juliana Maddox

"Key Change" in the CHS Chorus Department


Columbus High School’s Fine Arts Department has a new teacher this year, and she is starting on a high note with a Fall Concert.


Mrs. Allison Freeman, the new chorus teacher, graduated from Columbus State University, and she has been teaching for 14 years.


“Chorus is a unifying and bonding experience,” states Freeman, and that she has always wanted to teach music.


“I have always loved and appreciated music from the Renaissance era, but I also love contemporary style as well,” says Mrs. Freeman, “and of course I absolutely adore all Christmas music, sacred and secular.”


Before teaching at Columbus High School, Mrs. Freeman was the chorus teacher at Blackmon Road Middle School and helped with many middle school choir events.


“It is truly the dream job,” says Freeman, “the students are incredibly talented, intrinsically motivated, and super smart.”


Mrs. Freeman was hired after the previous choir teacher retired, and already has big plans for the future.


“I want to expand/grow the program and take more field trips with my performing groups where we can showcase our talented singers,” mentions Freeman about her plans for the program.


The previous chorus teacher, Mrs.Vinson, taught at CHS for over twenty years and shaped the chorus department as we know it today. She retired after the 2020-2021 school year and left a lasting impression on the Columbus High faculty and students.


“(I want to keep) all the wonderful traditions that were established by Mrs. Vinson,” says Freeman, “like the Ensemble, Senior Solos, Performances with Alumni and themed concerts.”


Mrs. Freeman’s first performance with the Columbus High School chorus will be a Fall Concert on October 5th at 7:00 pm. The performance will be held at Evangel Temple and admission is free.


“I’m looking for some new/former singers to join the program next year. The class is structured, and we work hard, but we also have fun,” remarks Freeman, “Please come see me if you think you’re interested in joining the program. No previous experience is required. You just need a willingness to learn and a moderate sense of pitch.”


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