Chesapeake Children's Chorus has 2 new directors, erin tennyson and phoebe kammerer.
Erin Tennyson was born and raised in St. Mary's County. She graduated from Leonardtown High School in 2004, where she was actively involved in the choirs and tennis team. She then received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2008 in Music Education with a concentration in piano from Lebanon Valley College (LVC). While at LVC, Erin performed in the college's Jazzband, Orchestra, Concert, and Chamber Choirs, as well as directed the Chapel Choir. She was blessed to have toured parts of Europe with the LVC Concert Choir in 2007. Erin also studied piano, voice, and organ lessons under the direction of Dr. Dennis Sweigart, Victoria Rose, and Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman. She was even crowned Miss LVC her senior year! After graduation, Erin worked at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School from 2008-2012 teaching K-5 general music and chorus. While working, she earned her Master’s Degree in Leadership in Teaching from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore. Erin is now the Music Director at Lexington Park Methodist Church and continues to play piano throughout the county for many schools and colleges. She often accompanies the St. Mary's County Middle and High School All County Choirs, Solo and Ensemble festivals, and numerous weddings. Erin is also the accompanist for St. Maries Musica and St. Maries Singers. Despite her love for music and piano, her most favorite job of all is being a mother to her three beautiful children, Claire, Will, and Belle and a wife to her amazing husband, Tim.
Phoebe Kammerer was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and received her Bachelors in Music Education from West Chester University. While at West Chester, Phoebe sang in the school's most prestigious choirs, and studied voice while also working on a special education minor and running the school's collegiate chapter of the American Choral Director's Association. After graduation, Phoebe moved to St. Mary's and accepted a teaching position at Chesapeake Public Charter School teaching K-5 general music and chorus. A teacher and leader at heart, Phoebe also teaches fitness classes at the local gym, and runs an after-school mentoring program at her school.