Welcome to The Ola Choir WebpageTeacher Name: Mrs. Mindy L. ForehandSchool Email Address: email@example.comMission:To create powerful and inspiring music that enriches and transforms lives and moves the soul, establish a space where all matter and feel safe and loved, and share the joy of music through community outreach.Mrs. Forehand's BIO:Mindy L. Forehand is a native of Houma, Louisiana and holds a Bachelor of Music in Education from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. She received her Masters in Choral Conducting at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Mrs. Forehand has worked with such notable conductors and composers as Charles Bruffy, Weston Noble, James Jordan, Bruce Chamberlain, Elizabeth Schauer, Geoffrey Boers, Sandra Snow, Giselle Wyers, Dennis Shrock, Sabine Horstmann, Cecelia McDowall, David Childs, and Mark Hayes. She has also commissioned numerous works for her choirs from composers such as Blake Henson, Joe Alexander, Alexis Renee Ward, and Joshua Carver. Forehand's choirs consistently receive superior ratings at District, State, and National Festivals, and she has traveled nationally and internationally with her students for competitions and performances.
Previously, Mrs. Forehand served as Assistant Director of the internationally recognized Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus and the director of the University of Arizona Faculty/Staff Choir. Mrs. Forehand's prior employment includes two years as head of choral activities and piano classes at Ruston High School in Ruston, Louisiana, and two years as head of choral activities and fine arts classes at Brusly and Port Allen High Schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was also employed four years at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston, assisting with children and youth music ministries, and taught private voice and piano lessons. As an undergrad, Mrs. Forehand was the founder and director of Les belles chanteuses, the Louisiana Tech Women’s Chorus and also served as student director of the Louisiana Tech Concert Choir.
This is Mrs. Forehand's seventh year as Director of Choral Activities in McDonough, Georgia. Mrs. Forehand is an active member if the American Choral Directors Association, serving on the Georgia ACDA Board, and the Nation Association for Music Education. She also serves as an inaugural member of the Henry County Schools Fine Arts Advisory Board and Chair for the GMEA District VI High School Honor Choirs.