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Mr. Caleb Porter
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I am the Choir Director at Tchefuncte Middle School. I teach both choir and 4th-6th grade general music classes. This is my second year teaching here at TMS. I also teach one day a week at Lancaster Elementary in Madisonville.
I am a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, where I majored in Vocal Music Education also receiving a teacher certification (K-12) in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi. I have experience at all levels of education, having taught at the following schools: Mandeville High School (student teaching), Marigny Elementary, Pine View Middle, and Tchefuncte Middle. I am also an Organist/Choir Director, currently working at First United Methodist Church in Hammond. I am a member of the American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Louisiana Music Educators' Association (LMEA). I have accompanied and judged for a number of honor choirs, choral festivals, and competitions at the parish, district, and state levels, including accompanying for the Louisiana High School All-State Women's Choir in 2015.
Tchefuncte Middle School has 5 choral ensembles for the 2017-2018 year. These include three grade-level choirs (4th, 5th, and 6th grade), a Young Men's Choir, and an After-School Choir. I am thrilled to be teaching music at TMS. It is my hope that all of my students, whether in choir or general music classes, will be inspired to engage in music and to grow as young musicians.