2018 Honor Choir Directors
Treble Choir- Sara Lichtblau
Sara Lichtblau has been the choir director as Fargo South High School since 2009 and is in her 21st year of teaching. Sara is both the vocal music director and orchestral pit conductor for the musicals at Fargo South. Prior to that time, she taught K-12 general music and choir in Enderlin, ND and K-6 general music and choir in Dilworth, MN. She is active in NDACDA as the co-chairperson for Music in Worship and the past representative of multicultural music. She is currently the President of the EDC Music Committee and serves on the Music Advisory Board for NDHSAA. Her choirs have performed at ND All-State, ND-ACDA conference and the NDSU Choral Festival. Sara is a contemporary worship leader at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo and also leads the adult Praise Choir. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Choral Music Education and Masters of Music in Choral Conducting both from NDSU where she studied with Dr. Jo Ann Miller and Dr. Michael Weber.
Mixed Choir: Andy Beck
Andy Beck is the Director of Choral Publications at Alfred Music. A prolific composer and arranger, he has over 450 popular choral works, vocal resources, and children’s musicals currently in print, including the highly regarded method books Sing at First Sight, Foundations in Choral Sight Singing and Vocalize! 45 Vocal Warm-Ups That Teach Technique. A quick search on YouTube will confirm that Andy's music is performed by singers worldwide. Mr. Beck is in demand as a guest conductor, choreographer, adjudicator, and clinician for music educators and students throughout the United States and beyond. In recent years, he has been a commissioned composer and/or guest conductor for honor choirs of all ages, including all-state groups throughout the Southeast. A fine tenor, Andy enjoys performing in and directing musical theatre, singing with the North Carolina Master Chorale Chamber Choir, and has been an Alfred Music studio singer since 1992. With a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Ithaca College and a Masters degree in Music Education from Northwest Missouri State University, Mr. Beck is fully committed to arts education, music literacy, and choral artistry. This passion is evident, not only in his own writing, but also in the high-quality publications available through the catalog he cultivates for Alfred Music.