Almquist, Amy - Chorus

Welcome to my Classroom

Amy Almquist

Welcome!  I am the choral director at Enka Middle School.  I have been teaching for twenty-two years, and I've been at Enka Middle for twenty-one years.  I have three bachelor degrees from Mars Hill College - Music Education, Vocal Performance, and Language Arts.  

I grew up all over the Southeast - Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, and North Carolina.  My husband and I have two sons, a fourteen-year-old and a nine-year-old.  In my "spare" time, I sing with my church choir, teach private piano and voice lessons, and attend lots of baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis practices and games/matches with my boys.

Chorus at Enka Middle is a great place to be.  Many of the students in chorus feel that it a family, a place to belong instead of just another class.  Most chorus students begin with the class in seventh grade and stay with the chorus until they leave for the high school.  

We have attended the North Carolina Music Educators' Association State Music Performance Adjudication for several years, and we always receive either an Excellent rating or a Superior rating at this festival.  There are also opportunities for students to be involved in extra-curricular activities such as NCMEA Middle School Honors Chorus, NCMEA All-State Chorus, and the Buncombe County Schools All-County Chorus.

We have concerts planned for each nine weeks, with our variety show in the spring.  Please see the "News and Notes" tab for all concerts and events.  I know this year is going to be awesome!