Mrs. Kelly Bishop
Kelly Bishop
Voice, Piano @ GFCS, LCCS |  Master Teacher

Mrs. Bishop is a newly retired choral director (Oklahoma and Texas) and currently teaches private voice and piano. In her 29 years of experience as choral director, her choir members placed in all state, all region, and all district choirs. Her choirs consistently made sweepstakes at UIL with soloists and ensembles regularly advancing to state. Several of her soloists are in the UIL Book of Champions.

Mrs. Bishop has had several students graduate to become music educators. She was elected by her teaching peers as “Teacher of the Year” in Boswell, Oklahoma. Mrs. Bishop has produced many musicals over the year including The Sound of Music, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Grease to name a few.

Mrs. Bishop studied with the late Pablo Pedraza and Dr. Walter Britt, as well as Grant Williams (at NTSU). Mrs. Bishop currently sings with The Singing Women of Texas. Previously, she was a member of The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Shakespearean Theater.  Her vocal talents have earned numerous lead roles in professional, community and university musical and opera roles such as Maria in The Sound of Music, Maria in West Side Story, title in Madame Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute and Alice Ford in Falstaff as well as other roles.

Kelly Bishop is married to John and they have two children and two grandchildren. She is excited to work with students as they learn about their voice and begin their piano studies as well as prepare for contests, auditions, and develop confidence in their skills. When she is not teaching music she enjoys spending time with her husband John and her children Matt and Pricilla, and Jessica and her grandchildren.

Mrs. Bishop holds a Bachelor's in Vocal Music (1984) from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a Masters in Music Education (1990) and is a member of TMEA, TCDA, TPSMEA, and NATS.
Ms. Cathryn McHenry
Cathryn McHenry
Voice, Worship Leading

Cathryn's primary ambition From her earliest memory was to be an expert vocalist. She wrote her first original song at an early age. Her creativity and love of singing fueled her passion to become a professional musician and voice teacher.

Although Cathryn suffered from stage fright in her early experiences, she soon learned that God would be with her and would help her in all things.

Her private vocal training began in fourth grade with Katsumi Hagiwara. Cathryn was also actively involved in musical theater through her church and attended musical camps throughout her childhood. In high school, she received private classical training in voice from Lanisa Keith.

In college, Cathryn drove home every Wednesday to lead worship for her church youth group. Following her service in the Navy, she moved to Hollywood and studied private voice from Griffith Frank, an award-winning singer and RIAA certified multi-platinum songwriter. Mr. Frank's voice was made famous on the soundtrack of the musical Nine.

Currently, Cathryn leads worship at Covenant Life Church (Sunday and for the youth group). She is also a recording artist, having recorded vocals for a musical theatre project with Griffith Frank and a professional choir. Cathryn is currently recording a project in a Fort Worth Studio featuring her original songs.

As an experienced classroom teacher, she enjoys helping students realize their potential and grow deeper in their worship through the development of their talents and skills.

Cathryn holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Early Childhood Studies from California Baptist University and a Master's in Psychology from Brandman University.

Jamie Kirby

Jamie Kirby
Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Songwriting, Worship Leading

Jamie grew up the oldest son in a military family (USAF). After many moves (three schools in 1st grade), transitions (four different colleges), changes (staff worship leader/pastor at four churches), and careers (percussionist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, studio owner, business owner, touring/recording artist, pastor & teacher); he now enjoys the simple life of teaching music and raising two beautiful girls (Emily & Hannah) with Jessica (his lovely bride of 26 years).

Jamie holds a Master's of Music in Music Composition (1997) from Oklahoma City University.

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