Boulder Children’s Chorale Artistic Director
Piccolini and Prima Voce Director
Tour Choir Director
Kate Klotz, Artistic Director, teaches elementary music in Boulder, Colorado and specializes in teaching beginning vocal technique and music literacy. She holds a Masters of Music from Colorado State University and received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Kate holds all three levels of Kodály certification and has also completed Orff Schulwerk training. She has instructed students in private piano and voice, as well as teaching elementary and middle school choir in Colorado and Washington state public schools.
From 2011-2013, Kate served on the artistic staff of the Spokane Area Youth Choirs in Spokane, Washington, where she directed elementary and middle level choirs. She has been a guest instructor, clinician and choral adjudicator for the Aspen Music Festival, as well as the Spokane, St. Vrain Valley and Omak School Districts and has presented at numerous local and regional conferences. Kate currently serves as the Children’s Choirs R&R Chair for the Colorado Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association. She has performed with the Colorado Conductor’s Chorale and the Spokane Symphony Chorale and resides in Boulder with her husband, Nathan.
Boulder Children’s Chorale Bel Canto Director
Meg Lawless teaches middle school choral music in Mead, Colorado and specializes in pre-adolescent and adolescent vocal technique and choral singing. She completed her Masters of Music in Music Education at University of Colorado-Boulder in 2014 and received her undergraduate degree in music education from Butler University in 2005. Meg began her career as Director of Choral Activities at Hong Kong International School in Hong Kong, China. She has also taught middle and high school choral music and drama in Indiana and Illinois public schools.
From 2012-2014, Meg served as the director of the intermediate level of the Centennial Children’s Chorus. She has been a guest clinician for the Colorado American Choral Director’s Association and the Poudre Elementary Honor Choir. She was proud to work in conjunction with the choral music staff of University of Colorado to develop the CU-Boulder Middle School Choral Festival, 2012-2014. In the summer of 2017, Meg was thrilled to accompany Bel Canto on their first national tour to the New Orleans Crescent City Music Festival! She resides in Lafayette with her husband, Ryan and her son, Liam, and enjoys hiking, yoga, and soaking in the Colorado sunshine.
Boulder Children’s Chorale Volante Director
Nathan Wubbena teaches middle school choral music and musical theater in Longmont, Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011, and is currently completing his Master of Music in Music Education with a Conducting Specialization at Colorado State University, with an expected graduation in 2018. Nathan has taught students from elementary to high school, on both the Front Range and Western Slope, in curricular and private settings. He has had extensive experience teaching choral, musical theater, and contemporary a cappella genres, and is an accomplished performer in each.
In 2015, he received the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award from the Colorado Music Educator’s Association, which honors outstanding achievement in an educator with up to 5 years of experience. He is a Co-Chair of the Colorado Middle All State Choir board, of which he was a founding board member. Additionally, he runs the St Vrain A Cappella Camp, which he founded in collaboration with local a cappella experts. He resides in Longmont with his wife, Anna, and soon-to-be-born child, and enjoys rooting for the Broncos and spending time outdoors with his family and two dogs.