Emerick Dee is in his 14th year of teaching and third year as choir teacher at Traverse City West Middle School. Mr. Dee is the lead choir teacher @ WMS where he is responsible for the Madrigal Singers (50 auditioned 7th & 8th graders), 8th Grade Treble Choirs (2 sections of about 60 students total), 7th Grade Treble Choir (2 sections of about 70 students total), and 6th Grade Choir (4 sections totaling over 200 students).
He formerly taught at Roscommon HS & MS and Morley Stanwood Community Schools. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 2003. Mr. Dee’s involvement in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association is extensive. His students consistently receive top ratings and highly commendable comments from MSVMA adjudicators. He has served as an accompanist for State Honors Choirs yearly from 2009 through 2018. He directed the 7-8-9 TTB State Honors Choir in 2016. He serves the MSVMA members frequently as an adjudicator and clinician/consultant. He has presented sessions at the MSVMA Summer Workshop. He served as the MSVMA District 9 Manager from 2009-2013 and served on the Full Board of MSVMA as a Supervisor for State Choral Festival from 2013-2015. Emerick loves spending time with his wife, Janelle, and their four children (Piper, David, William and Georgiana).
Erich Wangeman is a veteran teacher. He is entering his fifth year @ TC West Middle School where he teaches two sections of 7th & 8th Grade Tenor / Bass Choir in addition to his responsibilities as the lead choir teacher at TC West Senior High School. And...he has an epic beard! ;-)
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