About PCA's Vocal Music program
The mission of
PCA's Vocal Music Faculty
As children enter the vocal music program in the Lower School, the goal is for them to have fun and enjoy their time in music class. Students are exposed to foundational concepts such as rhythm, beat, solfege, and simple choral techniques. Students perform at events like the annual First Grade production of “The Easter Miracle,” the Second Grade production of “Let George Do It,” and the Third Grade Christmas chapel.
In Fifth grade, students spend one semester in Choir and one semester in Art. In Sixth grade, students get the option of taking Band for a year or taking a semester of Choir and a semester of Art.
Beginning in Seventh Grade, students are given the option to participate in choir as a year-long course. Vocal music in Middle School becomes more advanced focusing on sight-reading, rhythmic dictation, Western Music History, 3-part repertoire, and choral technique. Students are given many opportunities to grow as choral members by participating in various performances throughout the year including Christmas and Spring concerts as well as TPSMEA, Solo and Ensemble and the ACSI Choral festival.
PCA's Honor Choir is an auditioned vocal ensemble with a proud tradition of vocal excellence and award-winning festival performances. Auditions take place in September of each year and are open to students in Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade. The Honor Choir represents PCA at many school events as well as festival and community appearances.
5th-8th Choir - PCA North
Meredith Johnson was born and raised in the DFW area. Meredith achieved the high honor of being a Texas All State Soprano in high school. She received her Bachelors of Music Education from Ouachita Baptist University where she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi. Meredith was involved in the opera program and choral program, where she was the student conductor for both concert choir and Ouachita Singers. Since graduating from Ouachita, Meredith has been teaching private vocal lessons. Meredith and her husband Blake have been members of Prestonwood Baptist Church since moving here after college. Blake is on the music ministry staff and works with the student choirs. They are excited for God’s call on their lives to work with students and be able to be in ministry together.
PK-4th Grade Music - PCA North
Cindy Arredondo is a native Texan born in the Southeast town of Groves. She attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas on a music scholarship where she majored in voice and piano. She is a member of Kappa Delta and Delta Omicron Music Honor Society. She was also honored to be chosen as one of the top graduates of her class. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in both music and elementary education. Her dream was to sing on Broadway. After taking a music education class, she discovered that she had a gift for teaching children. Cindy dedicated her life and voice to God’s service when she was 19 years old. After college, she moved to Dallas where she joined Prestonwood Baptist Church in 1985. Dick Baker was a wonderful mentor to her. Cindy sang in the ensemble, Kindred Spirit, for many years and also worked at Word Records in the Choral performance area. She has taught in the classrooms of many public schools most recently teaching music in Prosper ISD. She has also taught private piano and voice lessons. She has a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas and is certified in the Kodaly method of teaching music from SMU, as well as being certified in teaching ESL. Cindy and her husband have three wonderful children and live in Prosper, Texas where they attend Prestonwood North. She joined the faculty at PCA in 2014 and teaches both music and Spanish at the PCA North campus.