Welcome to Black Hills High School Choirs!



    Name: Kathleen Alviar (She/Her)
    Room: 70 (Choir Room)
    Subject: Choral/Vocal Music
    Phone Number: (360)709-7526
    *1st-3rd Periods at Tumwater Middle School*
    4th Period - Chamber Choir
    5th Period - Concert Choir
    6th Period - Con Brio
    Mrs. Alviar's Zoom Meeting Room (for virtual meetings, lessons, and - in event of closure - all classes)
    Important Dates
    Sep. 12 - NYC Mandatory Parent & Student Mtg. 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (BHHS Choir Room) 
    Sep. 12 - BHAM (Black Hills Alliance for Music) Mtg. 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (BHHS Band Room)
    Note: I highly recommend you consider staying for at least a portion of the BHAM mtg to familiarize yourself with the organization. BHAM typically funds at least a portion of expenses for our NYC trip (among other expenses for our program!)
    Sep. 30 - BHHS Spirit Fire/Parade/OPEN HOUSE
    Nov. 9  - TMS Veterans Day Assembly (Chamber & Con Brio, during school hours)
    Nov. 16 - Autumn in New York Fundraising Concert, 7PM (BHHS Commons)
    Dec. 14 - BHHS Choir Winter Concert, 7PM, BHHS PAC
    Jan. 25 - BHHS Arts Gala
    Feb 3 - CMEA Regional Vocal Solo/Ensemble Competition, Timberline HS (
    Feb 12-13 - TSD Washington Center Performance (TBD)
    Feb 14 - Singing Val-O-Grams (in school and community)
    Feb 16-19 - WMEA All-State Choir, Yakima
    Mar. 13 - BHHS Honors Concert, 7PM BHHS PAC
    Mar. 21 CMEA Regional Choir Festival (Tentative due to NYC trip; possibly in morning)
    Mar. 21-Mar. 25 - NYC CHOIR TRIP (Fly out on red-eye, March 21, Return on March 25)
    Apr. 26-27 - STATE Solo/Ensemble Competition, CWU
    May 29 - BHHS Choir Awards & Senior Recognition Concert, 7PM, BHHS PAC
    June 7 - GRADUATION (St. Martins Pavillion - Chamber & Con Brio, 7PM)

    Professional Biography


    Kathleen Alviar is currently the director of choral music at Black Hills High School and Tumwater Middle School, where she also assists with the direction of the school musicals. She received her BA in music education (Magna Cum Laude) from Eastern Washington University in 1996 and her MM in Choral Conducting (With Distinction) from the University of Washington in 2011. Prior to teaching in Tumwater, Kathleen was the director of choral music at Hermiston High School, in Oregon, where she also taught audio technology, music theory & history, percussion, and theater.  In addition to her years as a music educator, Kathleen directed the choirs at Lincoln Heights United Church of Christ in Spokane, First Christian Church in Olympia, and an inmate chorus at the Two Rivers Correctional Institute in Umatilla, Oregon. She has also served as a clinician and guest conductor in Washington and Oregon. 


    Aside from music, Kathleen enjoys hiking, traveling, writing, painting, and spending time with her family (husband James and daughters Claire & Sophia) and two Bassett Hounds (Beau & Cecil.)