• Name: Kathleen Alviar (Director) She/Her
    Room: Choir Room
    Position(s): Choir Teacher
    Education/Teaching Background: Kathleen Alviar is currently the choral music director at Black Hills High School and Tumwater Middle School. 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 Hermiston, Oregon, where she also taught audio technology, music theory & history, percussion, and theater. In addition to her work as a music educator, Kathleen directed choirs at Lincoln Heights United Church of Christ in Spokane and First Christian Church in Olympia, as well as 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. 
    In addition to music, Kathleen enjoys hiking, traveling, writing, painting, and spending time with her family (husband James and daughters Claire & Sophia) and her two Bassett Hounds (Beau & Cecil.)
    Email: kathleen.alviar@tumwater.k12.wa.us        
    Phone Number: 709-7526
    1st Period - Concert Choir (Grades 6/7) 
    2nd Period - Varsity Singers (Grades 7/8)
    Mrs. Alviar's Zoom Meeting Room (for virtual meetings, lessons and (in event of closure) all classes
    Important Dates (2023/24 School Year)
    Sep. 30 - Auditions for All-State Youth Choir Due (Grade 6) OPTIONAL ACTIVITY - See Mrs. Alviar for details
    Sep. 30 - Auditions for All-State Jr. Choir Due (Grades 7/8) OPTIONAL ACTIVITY - See Mrs. Alviar for details
    Nov. 9 - Veterans Day Assembly (All Choirs, During School)
    Dec. 13 - TMS Winter Choir Concert, 7:00 PM @ BHHS Performing Arts Center
    Feb. 3 - CMEA Regional Vocal Solo & Ensemble Festival, All Day @ Timberline HS OPTIONAL ACTIVITY
    Feb. 18 - WMEA Jr. All-State & Youth Choir (Rehearsal & Performance) Yakima, Schedule TBD
    Mar. 8 - TMS Choir "Stage & Screen" Concert, 7:00 PM @ BHHS Performing Arts Center
    Apr. 11-12 - CMEA Regional MS Choir Festival, All Day (Location TBD)
    May 28 - TMS Choir "Awards & Recognition" Concert, 7:00 PM @ BHHS Performing Arts Center
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