2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Tried and True Pop/Show/Contemporary Acapella

Broadmoor Hall F

Dawn Wisdom
Cheyenne Mountain High School, Vocal Music Director

Dawn Wisdom has been teaching music for 32 years, 26 of them as vocal music director at Cheyenne Mountain High School. She serves as the chair of vocal/ general music for the Colorado Springs District 12 schools and directs five choral ensembles at CMHS. Dawn has served on the leadership boards of the CO Music Educators Association, the CO ACDA board, and the national AEA board. Dawn has been a clinician, guest conductor and adjudicator in several states, most recently serving as an adjudicator and clinician for Director’s Choice Festivals.

The Cheyenne Mountain High School choirs have traveled to state, national and regional festivals earning consistent superior ratings under her direction. Ms. Wisdom’s choirs have opened for several professional groups and have enjoyed performing concerts in places like Hard Rock Honolulu, Hard Rock Memphis, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Universal Studios Orlando, DisneyWorld, Disneyland, the flight deck of the USS Midway in San Diego, and Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Under Dawn Wisdom’s direction, CMHS ensembles have presented concerts at the Colorado Music Educators Conference, and at special events around the city of Colorado Springs.

Crimson & Slate, Dawn’s a cappella ensemble at CMHS, has been in the national championship events many times for NCHSA, ICHSA and NACC. They have appeared on the BOHSA albums, and have earned nominations for the AVA awards for their music videos.