Our Music Team

Tracy Carpenter

Tracy Carpenter

Artistic Director

TRACY holds a BA in Music Education (vocal and instrumental emphasis) from Berea College, where she studied conducting under Stephen Bolster and theory and harmony with John Courter.  She also achieved two levels of Orff Certification at the University of Cincinnati.

Tracy started her teaching career in the Adams County/Ohio Valley School District, teaching K-8 General Music for two years before teaching at Milford Junior High School for 22 years.  She is currently teaching at Milford High School.  For 6 years, Tracy chaired the OMEA District 14 Middle School Honor Choir event, organizing almost 200 students from 10-20 Clermont and Hamilton County schools.

Her own choirs have achieved Superior Ratings and placed first and second place in competition.  In her years as a music teacher, Tracy has taught well over 10,000 students, several of whom are or have been members of the Clermont Chorale!

Tim Carpenter

Tim Carpenter

Artistic Director

TIM serves as the Milford Junior High School Choir Director. He is also the Director of Music at the Milford First United Methodist Church. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Berea College and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.

Tim is certified in Level I Orff. He has served on the Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA) State Board as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Music in Worship, and is currently on the executive board of the Greater Cincinnati Choral Consortium (GCCC), a collaborative association of choral ensembles.

Tim has several instrumental compositions published by Falls House Press (flute quartet) and Brassworks4 Publishing (brass quintets). His next publications will be choral compositions, one of which, “Lullaby,” was recently premiered by the Chorale.

Charlie Curtis

Charles Curtis

Accompanist

CHARLES is a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he also received an MBA in Accounting.

He has served as a music arranger, conductor, music independent contractor and pianist for thousands of clients, specializing in private function and wedding service music.

Charles is the keyboard player for the Kentucky Symphony Pops Orchestra, and has served as a keyboard player for Airwave Productions for over 25 years.  He serves as the accompanist for the District 14 OMEA Junior High Honor Choirs and has been a volunteer accompanist for the Milford Exempted Village School District for 13 years. 

Charles also currently serves as the Music Director, arranger and composer for the Knox Presbyterian Church contemporary music service program, Fresh Spirit.

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