Degrees and Certifications:
BA Music Education EC-12 MM Choral Conducting
Mrs. Slaughter grew up in the Greater-Houston area where a rich tradition of music in public education left a lasting impression on her desire to become a choral music educator. She had the opportunity to compete, and place, in some of the highest performing festivals in the state of Texas, including both the Texas Madrigal Festival and Bands of America.
Angela attended college at Sam Houston State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education under the direction of Alan Hightower and completed her student teaching with Denise Eaton, a well-known clinician and master teacher throughout the state. After graduation, she opened a brand-new middle school, growing the choral program from 90 to over 180 students her first year of teaching. All three of her performing choirs received consistent superior ratings at the Texas University Interscholastic League performance and sight-reading competition each of the four years she taught in Cypress Fairbanks ISD.
While in Houston, Angela sang in a professional chamber group, The Houston Chamber Choir under the direction of Bob Simpson, and had the opportunity to collaborate with several successful vocal artists.
Angela then taught Choral music at the International Christian School Of Budapest in Hungary for two years before starting a family with her husband, Andy Slaughter—a member of the Greeley professional community and graduate of Greeley West High School!
Since returning to Greeley in 2012, Angela has had two more children and completed a Masters in Choral Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado, emphasizing vocal pedagogy and body mapping. Angela also sang with the Greeley Chorale under the direction of Galen Darrough where she had several solo opportunities.
Mrs. Slaughter is currently a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Colorado Music Educators Association, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She believes that music is an immeasurable gift to education and that ALL students benefit physically, emotionally, and creatively from studying music. She approaches teaching with humor and diligence. GO SPARTANS!