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ROBYN KIM

Director of Choral Activities

Director (The Chamber Ensemble, Capital Swing, Touch of Swing, Vocal Swing, The Treble Choir)

Mrs. Robyn Kim is a 1995 graduate of Manchester High School where she was an active participant in the choral music program, performing in the Ninth Grade Mixed Ensemble, Touch of Swing and Capital Swing.  In 1999, she graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and received a BA in Music Education. 
 

After college, Mrs. Kim taught three years of middle school in both Henrico and Charlotte-Mecklenburg counties.  In 2002, she had the privilege of returning to her alma mater and became one of two choral directors at Manchester High School.  

In her tenure at MHS, she has directed Touch of Swing for twelve years.  Under her direction, TOS earned Grand Champion at the FAME and Showstoppers National Show Choir Competitions, as well as other top honors.  In 2010, Mrs. Kim took over the choral program at Manchester, directing both show choirs, Capital Swing and Touch of Swing, as well as the Chamber Ensemble, the Treble Choir, Just Swingin’ and Vocal Legacy.  She currently holds professional memberships in the National Association of Music Education, Virginia Choral Directors Association, the Virginia Music Educations Association and the Virginia Educators Association.
 Mrs. Kim is happily married to her husband and MHS alum, Ho, and mother to her beautiful children Addisen and Walker.

 

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RYAN SHAPIRO

Choreographer (Vocal Swing, Touch of Swing, Capital Swing)

Ryan is an experienced and versatile choreographer and performer. Specializing in show choir choreography, design and execution, serving as master of ceremonies, stage management and event production services. Ryan's experiences have taken him to stages and venues across the country with performing artist, including serving as Stage Manager for Heart of America Entertainment. 

Ryan strives to create engaging and dynamic performances that capture the audience’s imagination. With each project, Ryan takes a holistic approach to ensure that everything from the choreography to the show design and the event production is of the highest quality.

Ryan is a 2004 graduate of Manchester High School. He has served show choir and performing arts departments in the region for the past 17 years as a Choreographer, Technical Director, Event Organizer, Stage and Travel Manager, Project Manager, and Show Designer including costuming, props and set.

Hard work, dedication and the mindset of "reaching for the stars" has kept him passionate about the performing arts and always seeking to stay true to his objective: To create an exciting, enriching and educational experience in music through performance in the arts.

JOSH MURRELL

Director (Show Band "Band A-111")

A 2010 Manchester alumni, Josh is thrilled to be back at his alma mater to work with the show choir band this season! Josh received his Bachelor’s in Music Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. As a trumpet player, Josh has traveled both the eastern United States and to Colombia with his brass quintet, Broad Street Brass, and can be seen playing locally with Brunswick and The KOS Band. Josh is also the Front of House Production Manager at Grove Avenue Baptist church where he runs sound for Sunday services and coordinates with the Words of Victory foundation for their weekly television broadcast.

LUKE WALLS

Technical Director

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RACHEL SNYDER

Show Designer (Capital Swing, Touch of Swing)

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ROBERT ALLEN

Music Arranger (Capital Swing, Touch of Swing)

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AMIR KHOZAEI

Lighting Designer (Capital Swing, Touch of Swing)

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ANTHONY BROOKS

TKC Lighting & Sound Design

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