Phone: (281) 634-6938
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education (Concentration in Piano and Voice)- Houston Baptist University Certification in All-Level Music, grades K-12 Certification in Speech Communications, grades 6-12
Mrs. Karen Clark
Welcome Longhorns to Baines Choir! We are so happy to have you in our Choir Family!
I have been privileged to be the Head Choir Director at Baines Middle School since the school opened in 2006. I currently teach all levels of Choir at Baines and coordinate with the Theatre Dept to produce the BMS Annual Musical. The Baines Choirs perform multiple concerts throughout the year at school as well as in the community and compete in all UIL Competitions. The Baines MS Varsity Treble Choir, Varsity Tenor-Bass Choir, and Junior Varsity Treble Choir annually place high percentages of students in the All-Region Honor Choir, earn all superior and excellent ratings at Solo and Ensemble Contest and consistently earn the highest "Sweepstakes" and First Division Awards at UIL Concert and Sightreading Competition.
My teaching career began in 1985 after I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree. I have also taken graduate courses from the University of North Texas and the University of Houston. In 2005, I obtained a Certification in Speech Communications. My professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educator’s Association (TMEA) and the Texas Choral Director's Association (TCDA).
I have taught all ages in my teaching career, from pre-school to college, in both public and private schools and studios. My musical training covers a concentration in piano, voice and flute within a wide range of the fine arts including choir, band, theatre arts, and church music.
I am married to Russ Clark, singer, voice teacher, and retired choir director from Elkins HS. Together, we have two wonderful grown children, Kathleen and Ethan, the joy of our lives!
Period 1:Varsity Tenor-Bass Choir (Grade 7/8 Boys; Lead Teacher-Woodson)Period 2:6th Grade Girls Choir (Section 1; Lead Teacher-Clark)Junior Varsity Tenor-Bass Choir (Grade 7/8 Boys; Lead Teacher-Woodson)Period 3:Varsity Treble Choir (Grade 7/8 Girls; Lead Teacher-Clark)Period 4:Junior Varsity Treble Choir (Grade 7/8 Girls; Lead Teacher-Clark)Period 5:6th Grade Girls Choir (Section 2; Lead Teacher-Clark)Concert Choir (Grade 7/8 Girls; Lead Teacher-Woodson)Period 6:Conference Period-Clark and WoodsonPeriod 7:6th Grade Boys Choir (Section 1; Lead Teacher-Woodson)Period 8:Advisory
Teacher Tutorial Schedule
During Online-Tutorial 1:MON or FRI 2:30-3:00 PMTutorial 2:WED 3:00-3:30 PMDuring Face to Face-Tutorial 3:Specific Rehearsals and Sectionals as Scheduled and Needed