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Mr. Caleb Porter
Welcome to the 2018-2019 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 third year teaching here at TMS.
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, Lancaster Elementary, and Tchefuncte Middle. I am also an Organist/Choir Director, currently serving in the United Methodist Church. 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 will have 6 choral ensembles for the 2018-2019 year. These include three grade-level choirs (4th, 5th, and 6th grade), a Young Men's Choir, an after-school Show Choir, and an acapella ensemble. The TMS Choirs are committed to musical excellence, having in the past received Sweepstakes, Superior, and Excellent ratings at Large Ensemble Assessment and with a number of students being selected for honor choirs each year. 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.