K-12 Vocal Director – Michael Frankart
5-12 Instrumental Director – Nikki Kleba
MUSIC / STAGE OPPORTUNITIES
K-4 General Music / Middle School Choir / Junior High Mens Choir / Junior High Womens Choir / High School Choir
Jacket Company – High School auditioned pop a cappella ensemble
PreAmp – Junior High pop a cappella ensemble
XLRate – Elementary pop a cappella camp (held every March)
5th Band / 6th Band / Junior High Band / High School Band / Pep Band
Club Show (Fall) / One-Acts (Spring)
Mr. Frankart has been the the K-12 Vocal Music director at New Riegel Schools since 2005. He also directs the HS contemporary a cappella ensemble, Jacket Company, and the JH contemporary a cappella ensemble, PreAmp. In the fall & spring, Mr. Frankart directs the Club Show/One-Act productions at NRHS.
Mr. Frankart attended Heidelberg University where he received his degree in Music Education. While at Heidlelberg, Mr. Frankart was involved with the Symphonic Band, Singing Collegians, and the Concert Choir & Chamber Singers, which toured throughout the United States, including St. Louis, New York, Virginia Beach, and the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Mr. Frankart is back at Heidelberg working on his Masters in Music Education degree.
Mr. Frankart has been involved in many theatre productions at Heidelberg (Tintypes, Brigadoon, How to Succeed…, Fiddler on the Roof) and at the Ritz Theatre (The King & I, My Fair Lady, Children of Eden, Big River, Noises Off, etc). He has also worked backstage for concerts at the Ritz Theatre including Josh Turner & Lonestar.
In 2012, Mr. Frankart finished a two-year stint as the Bass for 4 The Record (a Great Lakes Vocal Band), recently performing at the SingStrong festival in VA and the Harmony Sweepstakes at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA, just outside of Washington DC.