Welcome to Cougar Chorus!
The Stuarts Draft High School Chorus provides a place for students to grow as independent musicians, giving them the tools to sing with correct technique, breath management, and expression. Students will also learn about music theory, music history, sight-singing and other ear-training/aural skills that will help shape them into informed musicians. Students will be given the opportunity to perform these skills around the community, as well as at judged events like District Chorus Auditions and Choral Assessment.
Please visit our SDHS Music Department website for additional information (including handbooks and syllabi).
About Mrs. Knappenberger
Jacqueline Knappenberger is the Director of Choral Activities and AP Music Theory and Piano teacher at Stuarts Draft High School. Previously, she taught Chorus, Drama, Music Technology, and Guitar at Herbert C. Hoover Middle School in Indialantic, Florida. She earned a Master of Music from the University of Central Missouri in Choral Conducting and holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the Florida State University. As an educator she values using a well-rounded music curriculum to inspire students to be better musicians and positive influences in their corner of the world. In addition to regular school concerts, she has taken students to All-County, All-State, Solo & Ensemble, and Choral Assessment. Her choirs have also performed around the community, at assisted living homes, and in the Walt Disney World Performing Arts Showcase.
During her graduate studies, Mrs. Knappenberger was the winner of the 2013 Quistorff Opera Aria Prize Competition and a semifinalist for the 2013 Naftzger Young Artist Competition. Her stage roles include Fiordiligi from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and Miss Todd from Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief. Additionally, Mrs. Knappenberger has served as the soprano soloist for Vaughan William's Hodie, Schubert's Mass in G, and Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore.
Mrs. Knappenberger is thrilled to be a Cougar, and is excited for all the fabulous things she knows the students will accomplish this year!