Director – Colin Armstrong
A native of Vancouver Canada, Colin did undergraduate studies at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta), where he completed his B.M. in trumpet performance and B.Ed. in secondary instrumental and choral music in 1994. He moved on to the graduate choral conducting program at the University of Alberta (Edmonton), earning his M.M. in 2000. Afterfive years of public school teaching in Edmonton, Colin continued his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his DMA in 2011, studying choral music, with cognates in music education and voice. Academic positions followed at Susquehanna University (2009-2013) and Hartwick College
(2013-2016). Dr. Armstrong was also the Artistic Director of the Catskill Choral Society during his tenure at Hartwick College. Colin has guest conducted and presented at conferences in Canada and throughout the northeastern US. He is very excited to begin his tenure as the newly appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of Southern Delaware Chorale. You can learn more about Colin here.
Assistant Director – Sarah Rose
Sarah Rose received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Penn State University. She has almost completed the Master of Voice Pedagogy degree at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. She has served as the director of choral music at Sussex Tech High School for the last 12 years and the assistant director of the SDC for the last 4 years.
Sarah accompanies for other various choral, church and theatre groups. She enjoys participating in community theatre and teaches voice and piano lessons from her home in Lewes where she resides with her husband, Danny, their 5 year old son, Benjamin and 6-month old baby girl, Hattie.