For over 19 years, Mrs. Kilgus has taught general music and choir at all levels of primary and secondary education. That has led her to also produce and direct middle and high school musicals, direct All-City choirs and prepare students for competition in All-State choirs. In addition, Mrs. Kilgus has performed in community theater.
Mrs. Kilgus’ research explored the effects of kinesthetic instruction on music learning in choral ensembles. She has observed that through participation in music ensembles, students learn self-discipline, experience team work, build self-confidence, and develop creativity.
Mrs. Kilgus believes music has the power to stir the emotions and to deliver important, memorable messages to the soul. Consequently, Christian music educators have the unique opportunity to teach music from a biblical perspective, encouraging young people to use their musical gifts to glorify God through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs that focus on worship, doctrine, and the human experience, respectively.
B.A. in Music Education, University of South Carolina; M.M. in Music Education, Boston University. K-12 Music Niagara, Wisconsin 1998-2002; Science Hill High School, 2003-2007; Woodrow Wilson Middle School, 2007-2010; Patrick Henry High School, 2010-2015; Dutch Fork High School, 2015-2017.