sarah (vence) lorek
Sarah (Vence) Lorek holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware in Music Education. Mrs. Lorek continued her study at the Florida State University where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Music Education with a concentration in Choral Conducting. Mrs. Lorek has had the privilege to study with Drs. Paul Head, Kevin Fenton, Judy Bowers, Clifford Madsen and Andre Thomas. Mrs. Lorek is an active board member of the Maryland Music Educators Association, past president of the Eastern Shore Choral Directors Association and member of MENC and ACDA which are vital resources to all music educators. Mrs. Lorek has also had the privilege to conduct honor choirs and adjudicate festivals for several Maryland counties.
Mrs. Lorek spent four years teaching at Centreville Middle School in Queen Anne’s County on the Eastern Shore. During that time, the choir membership tripled and her ensembles received Excellent and Superior ratings at both regional and state choral festivals. Currently, she is teaching five choral ensembles at Chopticon High School in St. Mary’s County. Here, her choirs have continued to receive Superior ratings at both regional and state festivals. Recent performances for Chopticon High School include: The Kennedy Center, Riverside Church (NYC), Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championships, the University of Maryland High School Chamber Festival, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and, most recently, Washington Wizards basketball game. Mrs. Lorek is proud to be celebrating ten years at Chopticon.
Mrs. Lorek currently resides in St. Mary's County with her amazing husband, Edward and two daughters, Alice (2 years) and Sophie (3 months).