Christin Sears is a first-year doctoral student in Choral Conducting at CCM. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas State University receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music Education & Choral Conducting, completing her study in 2010. While at Texas State, Christin was the proud recipient of numerous vocal, opera, and endowed music scholarships that were awarded upon various academic, merit, and performance-based elements. In her last year, she was selected by faculty vote to receive the esteemed Presser Foundation Scholarship, a decision which considered academic standing, leadership, and extracurricular activities. 

Christin taught for 12 years as a high school choral director in the Houston area and was selected the “First Year Teacher of the Year” at her first appointment. In 2013 Christin Sears became the founding choir director at Obra D. Tompkins High School in Katy, Texas which afforded her the experience of building a successful 6A choral program from its inception. Under her direction, the Tompkins Chorale was selected to perform as an Invitational Choir for music festivals with the University of Houston (2017), the Houston Chamber Choir (2018), and Sam Houston State University (2019). The Tompkins Chorale received the highest honor of being selected to perform at the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention and, in the same year, was named the Overall Winners of the “Celebration of Excellence” Choral Festival.

Mrs. Sears is an active clinician, soloist, and singer in professional ensembles. She served as the soprano section leader and sang 7 seasons with CANTARE Houston, which recently performed as an honor group at the 2020 Southwest ACDA convention concert. Aside from her choral work, Christin was an avid competitor in both the Country Western and West Coast Swing dance circuits and is the two-time Pro-Am National Champion for American Country Western Dance in both her divisions. Christin Sears is happy to be newly wed to her husband, Timothy Sears, and is grateful for his unending love and support.

The May Festival Choral Conducting Fellowship is generously supported by Ginger Warner.

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