Teri Fay

Director at Bel Canto

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Last Updated 12/2/2017

General Information

Education

Minot State University

Affiliations

Board Member  - Theo Art School

Board Member  - Central Dakota Children's Choir

Board Member  - Impact Foundation

Board Member  - Impact Foundation

Member  - West River Winds

Member  - Missouri River Community Band

Web References  

Central Dakota Children's Choir : Central Dakota Children's Choir

Teri Fay, Artistic Director / Conductor - Singing for 2nd Graders & Bel Canto
Teri is the founding director of CDCC and has also served as Artistic Director since 2001. She directs Bel Canto, and is also the founding director of Angelica, which she led from its inception in 2005 until the spring of 2015. Most recently, she developed and teaches the "Singing for 2nd Graders" and "Super Summer Singing" classes. Teri's vision for CDCC has taken it from one choir of 75 to seven different performing/teaching segments in the Bismarck/Mandan area. Teri is honored to have performed at many local and state functions over the past 19 years with CDCC. Now retired from the Bismarck Public Schools, Teri served the education community as an Elementary Music Specialist and Band Director at Dorothy Moses School in Bismarck. One of the first Orff teachers in the area, she not only brought about many changes in how music was being taught in the public school district, but also conceived the idea for the Bismarck Public Schools Band Camp and, together with Bob Beck, established this unique opportunity for children to begin learning their instrument. The Dorothy Moses Band, under Teri's direction, was the first elementary band to march in the annual Band Night Parade, and Teri was the organizational force behind the Bismarck 6th Grade All-Star Marching Band for many years. She served on countless projects for the school district. Teri holds memberships in many professional organizations. Teri plays horn in the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony, Missouri River Community Band, West River Winds, and the Bismarck-Mandan Wind Ensemble. She also spent many years as a cantor, pianist, organist, and choir director at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Because of her dedication to the school district and community, Teri received the 2000 Crystal Apple Award from the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce. Teri is the composer of "That's What North Dakota is to Me," sung at the state Centennial Celebration in 1989 and performed every year by Bel Canto. A North Dakota native, Teri is a graduate of Minot State University with additional graduate work done at the University of Colorado. Teri has earned a Level III Certificate in Orff (studying with Jos Wuytack), a Level I Certificate in the Kodaly Method and completed Levels I and II of Creating Artistry with Henry Leck.

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Central Dakota Children's Choir : Central Dakota Children's Choir

Teri Fay, Artistic Director / Conductor - Singing for 2nd Graders and Bel Canto
Teri has directed CDCC choirs for each of its 18 seasons. Hired as founding director of the grade 4-6 choir, (now called Bel Canto) she assumed the duties of Artistic Director in 2001. Teri is also the founding director of Angelica, which she led from its inception in 2005 until the spring of 2015. Most recently, she developed and teaches the "Singing for 2nd Graders" and "Super Summer Singing" classes. Teri's vision for CDCC has taken it from 1 choir of 75 to seven different performing/teaching segments in the Bismarck/Mandan area. Teri is honored to have performed at many local and state functions over the past years with the CDCC choirs she directs. Teri, recently retired from the Bismarck Public Schools, served the education community as an Elementary Music Specialist and Band Director at Dorothy Moses School in Bismarck. Being one of the first Orff teachers in the area, she not only brought about many changes in how music was being taught in the public school district, but also conceived the idea for the Bismarck Public Schools Band Camp and, together with Bob Beck, established this unique opportunity for children to begin learning their instrument. The Dorothy Moses Band, under Teri's direction, was the first elementary band to march in the annual Band Night Parade, and Teri was the organizational force behind the Bismarck 6th Grade All-Star Marching Band. She served on many special projects for the school district and holds memberships in many professional organizations. Teri plays horn in the Missouri River Community Band, West River Winds, the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, and the Bismarck-Mandan Wind Ensemble. She also spent many years as a cantor, pianist, organist, and choir director at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Because of her dedication to the school district and community, Teri received the 2000 Crystal Apple Award from the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce. Teri is the composer of "That's What North Dakota is to Me," used at the state Centennial Celebration in 1989 and performed every year by Bel Canto. A North Dakota native, Teri is a graduate of Minot State University with additional graduate work done at the University of Colorado. Teri has earned a Level III Certificate in Orff (studying with Jos Wuytack), a Level I Certificate in the Kodaly Method and completed Level II of Creating Artistry with Henry Leck.

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