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COURSES OFFERED
Concert Choir (Advanced Chorus) - Grades 8 - 12.
ProArte' (Advanced Women's Ensemble/Show Choir) - Grades 9-12.
HighLeit (Advanced Mixed Choral Ensemble/Show Choir) - Grades 9-12.
DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW
  • Concert Choir, ProArte’, HighLeit
  • Healthy approach to singing and playing through classical methods
  • Varied forms and genres of literature
  • Comprehensive musicianship
  • Critical listening and analysis of music
  • All-State and District Honor Choirs, Spivey Hall Honor Choirs, community performances, community choir partnerships, outside student centered groups
STATE OF THE ARTS REPORT
FACULTY
JEFFERY FUNDERBURK
 
 

Jeff Funderburk is director of choral activities at the DeKalb School of the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, a position he has held since 2003. He is a three time graduate of Auburn University receiving a Bachelor’s of Music Education in 1986, a Master’s in Education in 2006, and the Education Specialist degree in 2008. He previously taught chorus at Druid Hills High School and Stephenson High School in DeKalb County.  Prior to moving to Atlanta, Funderburk taught for 14 years in Macon, Georgia, where he taught at Central High School, Miller Middle School, Weaver Middle School and Porter Elementary School during his tenure there.

He has served in churches for the past 38 years in the roles of music director, organist or combination of the two. He has also served on the staff of the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde as the Youth Chorale Men’s Chorus Instructor.

Mr. Funderburk served as State Choral Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association from 2013-2015. 

He is an active member of Music Educators National Conference, Georgia Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, American Guild of Organists, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Golden Key Honorary and the Atlanta Alumni chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. 

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