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Director-Craig Aamot 
Craig Aamot joined the faculty at Texas State in 2013, and has led University Singers, Men’s Choir, Treble Choir, and VocaLibre as well as lecturing in music literature and art history. Aamot comes to San Marcos from Wisconsin, where he led one of the largest High School choral programs in the Midwest. His choirs have performed at state and regional ACDA conventions, National Intercollegiate Men’s Choir Association convention, throughout the U.S., Italy, Spain, France, China, Australia, and Ireland. Aamot is active as a clinician, with recent appointments at the Anchorage Choral Festival, the International Choral Festival in Sydney, Australia, and the Craig Hella Johnson Choral Festival in Dublin and Belfast. 

Aamot is especially involved with exploring connections between the choral art, contemplative science, community and the human experience through programming, process and audience connection. In spring of 2011, he served as artistic director for the Appleton Compassion Project, a district-wide, year-long collaborative. In 2021 his proposal of Compassion was chosen for the Texas State Common Experience. 

Aamot's father Mark led the choral program at Carroll University for 30 years, and his brother Kirk leads the choral program at Montana State University. In addition to his work at Texas State, Aamot leads one of the premier quarterback development summer programs in the
Accompanist - Karla Cruz
Karla Cruz has been directing middle and high school choirs in Texas for thirty years, and is currently associate choir director and advanced piano teacher at Canyon High School in New Braunfels. Her choirs have received consistent Sweepstakes awards at UIL competition and have won “Best of Class” at festivals in Breckenridge, Los Angeles, South Padre Island, and Toronto. In Canada, her choir was awarded the “Esprit de Corps” award. In 1999, her choir was selected as an honor choir to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association convention. In addition to directing choirs, Karla is an adjudicator for the Texas Music Adjudicators Association and a clinician who has conducted choirs in Texas and Louisiana. She is also the choir director at Wimberley United Methodist Church. Karla got her music education degree from Southwest Texas State University (now TXST) with an emphasis on piano, which she studied with Dr. Tim Woolsey. She now lives in San Marcos with her husband, guitarist Mark Anthony Cruz.