Director Adriane Hapgood
Adriane Hapgood, Director of the Ozark Girls Chorus
Adriane Hapgood is the founder and director of the Ozark Girls Chorus, the only all-girl chorus in Northwest Arkansas. Adriane has a special gift with children and is excited to be working with girls (she has four daughters!) and music again, this time here in Northwest Arkansas. If you have any questions about tryouts or anything else, send her an email.
Adriane hails from Tempe, Arizona, and has an undergraduate degree in special education, with a minor in music and dance from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Music degree in music education from the University of Arizona. While at BYU, she sang with the a capella group “Blind Harmony,” and “The University Choir” and lived for a time in Mexico where she learned Spanish and found a love for Mexican cultural music.
Also during her studies, Adriane taught in an inner-city school in Anacostia, Washington D.C., where she worked closely with the music teacher and organized a musical production based on African rhythms and culture.
After teaching Special Education for two years, in California and Arizona, Adriane decided to once again study music. While working on her MM, Adriane directed the renowned Tucson Girls Chorus’ Junior Training Choir with many community performances around the city. She also directed the Tucson Girls Chorus summer Opera Camp, which involved leading the girls in writing and performing their own opera.
In addition, Adriane taught music grades K-6 for three years in several Tucson elementary schools where she was able to use her Orff Level 1 and 2 certification. She also sang and toured with the Arizona Choir, University of Arizona’s prestigious choral group.
For four years Adriane has been the children’s music leader at church and is also currently the choir director of her church and leads the choir in a monthly performance.