February 23, 2019
University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center
431 W Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Elementary School Coordinator
Middle School Coordinator
Elementary School Clinician
Erin Bean received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Choral Music Education from Huntington University. She taught elementary music in the Fort Wayne area for 10 years at Weisser Park Arts Magnet School and Heritage Elementary School. During her time as the Arts Integration Specialist at Weisser Park, she received the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Music Educator of the Year Award for their primary division in 2013. Since then, she has been the choral music director at Angola Middle School and High School, currently in her 3rd year. Miss Bean is a proud member of the local chapters of the National Association of Music Education and American Choral Directors Association, attending conferences yearly with other music teaching friends. In addition to teaching her own choirs, Miss Bean has been involved in the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir for the last 8 years as a guest director, current president of the Music Teacher Advisory Board, and teacher of the primary music theory course during ChoralFest week. She has developed many close friendships with other music professionals linked to FWCC. She continues to seek opportunities to perform herself by participating in local community theater productions, singing at her church, being the jazz vocalist for The Little Big Band, and singing as an alto of the local contemporary a cappella group, Smooth Edge 2. Erin is humbled and honored to not only bring her middle school students to Circle the State with Song but to have the privilege of directing the wonderful elementary singers of northeast Indiana this year! Erin resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, staying involved with her friends, church, and her community.
Elementary School Accompanist
Middle School Clinician
Mr. Schlicker is the director of choral activities at Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne. He has lead quality high school vocal programs in Wisconsin, Texas, and Indiana. The Concordia choral program frequently garners gold ratings “with distinction” at Organizational competition and was honored to earn a spot at the Indiana State Finals and receive the ISSMA “All-Music Award” for the past two years. In Texas, choirs under the direction of Mr. Schlicker were annual sweepstakes award winners and competed successfully at regional and state levels. Mr. Schlicker was nominated twice for Texas private school director of the year honors. He is an active regional and national ACDA member and serves on the ad-hoc ISSMA jazz committee as the ICDA District 2 Representative and All-State Coordinator. He also participates on the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir music advisory board. Mr. Schlicker and his wife, Jennifer, have four musical children, of which two are in Treble and Concert Choirs, respectively.
Middle School Accompanist
Dr. Geoffrey North