Katrina Sibicky, Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Director
A native of Philadelphia, Mrs. Sibicky holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School and a Master of Music in Music Education with a Conducting Emphasis from Colorado State University. She started her teaching career as a middle school orchestra director in Groton, CT. During her time in Connecticut, Mrs. Sibicky was involved in several community bands and orchestras as both a player and conductor. She played flute and piccolo in the Connecticut College Band, was a cellist and assistant conductor of the Colchester Civic Orchestra, and was a flutist and co-conductor of the Norwich Arts Council Symphonic Band. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Mrs. Sibicky has been working for Seattle Public Schools as an instrumental music teacher at several elementary schools throughout the city. In addition to teaching at Nathan Hale High School, she continues to teach at Jane Addams Middle School. When not teaching, Mrs. Sibicky is an active musician, directs the Seattle Flute Society Flute Choir, and performs with the Emerald Flute Quartet.
Colorado State University, M.M., Music Education, Conducting Emphasis, 2011 –2013
University of Hartford, B.M., Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis, 2000 – 2004
Erica Ewell, Director of Choirs
Erica Ewell is the director of choirs at Nathan Hale, teaching Concert Choir, Chorale, Vocal Jazz, as well as Intro to Piano and Intro to Guitar. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre Performance from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy LA, and a bachelors in Music Education from Western Washington University. Erica spent her time at Western heavily involved in the Bellingham arts and music community. She was a program director at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (a nonprofit children’s theatre), as well as an after school elementary drama instructor through BAAY’s sister program EduArts. Erica also served on the board of directors and as the music director of Bellingham Girls Rock Camp for five years.
Western Washington University, BFA Music Education, 2013-2017
American Musical and Dramatic Academy LA, BFA Musical Theatre Performance, 2009-2012