Wimberley Community Chorus
Director- Spring 2018, Tom Gabrielsen
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Accompanist - Spring 2018 - Penny Gabrielsen
Emcee - Spring 2018 - TBD
Tom Gabrielsen is in his seventh year as choir director of Dripping Springs High School where he also teaches AP Music Theory. Now in his twenty-seventh year as a choral director, he has taught in Houston, Lake Travis, and Leander. Mr. Gabrielsen holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Texas, and a Masters in Choral Conducting from Sam Houston State University. Choirs under his direction have earned numerous Sweepstakes Awards at U.I.L. and Regional choir competitions and festivals. Mr. Gabrielsen has served in various capacities for the Texas Music Educator's Association as well as the Texas Choral Director's Association. In addition, he is the music director at Wimberley Presbyterian Church. He has also served as Choral Adjudicator for U.I.L. events and other events including the Alabama State Choral Festival. He has recently been elected Treasurer for TMEA Region 18 Vocal Division. Tom has conducted the Wimberley Community Chorus for several seasons.
Penny Gabrielsen, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Stephen F. Austin University. She taught Middle School choral music in the Spring Independent School District located in Houston for twelve years. She was a founding director of the Spring Elementary Honor Choir and performed for the Texas Music Educator’s Convention. Penny is the former Director of Fine Arts at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School in Austin. Starting with the 2017/2018 school year, she will be the Choir Director for Dripping Springs Middle School. Penny and Tom moved to Dripping Springs in 1999. They have two sons, Erik (22) and Evan (19). Penny continues to enjoy judging choral competitions throughout the state and considers it a privilege when asked to serve as clinician for various select groups. Penny has conducted the Wimberley Community Chorus many times including the 4th of July Hometown Patriotic Concerts with the Hill Country Community Band.