Music Director: Kirk Carson
Kirk is a conductor, arranger, singer, and teacher of music.
He joined the Prairie Village Colonial staff in July 2007.
Kirk's academic musical background includes a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Performing Arts degree from Oklahoma City University
, as well as post-graduate study at the American Conservatory of Music
in Chicago and the American Institute of Musical Studies
in Graz, Austria.
has directed church choirs in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Texas before moving to Kansas City.
also conducts opera and musical theater productions for professional and community theatres as well as academic productions.
Kirk's background in sacred music, opera, musical theater, and jazz makes for a highly diversified music program at Colonial.
The choir has performed many different genres of music and continues to try new areas of the musical spectrum.
Kirk is the conductor for the Arts in Prison, East Hill Singers, an all-male choral group of volunteer singers and a choir made up of inmates from the Lansing Correctional Facility.
Kirk is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).