About the Directors

Sarah Ross Director of Choirs

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    Sarah Ross is currently in her 13th year as Director of Choirs at Marana High School. Mrs. Ross is a member of ACDA and NAfME and recently served as Vice President for High School Activities for AzMEA. She has served as clinician, adjudicator, presenter, and musician in productions, festivals, and organizations throughout the state. Mrs. Ross and Marana Choir students have recently been seen at the Tucson Desert Song Festival, AzACDA Student Symposium, in NAfME All-National Honor Choirs, and on Broadway in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. She is currently in her third season as founder and artistic director for the Marana Community Music Theatre Company. Mrs. Ross is a recipient of the Circle K/UA Teacher of the Year, Marana USD Teacher of the Year, Yale Distinguished Music Educator, and the Town of Marana Branding Iron Awards. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in the fall of 2018. Mrs. Ross studied voice and piano and received a degree in Choral Music Education from the University of Arizona.

Anisa Martin Vocal Coach

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    Anisa Jimenez Martin is a University of Arizona graduate with a bachelors in Music Education and a bachelors in Vocal Performance. She has taught private voice lessons to students of all ages and given numerous performances herself in operas, musicals, and recitals. It is her desire to see students progress vocally and learn to navigate their growing and shifting voice with care so that they produce healthy habits and a healthy sound. Singers will learn to advocate for themselves by assisting in the selection of their repertoire and preparing for auditions. Lessons should inspire confidence that create a lifelong independent learner. Anisa’s philosophy is that anyone can learn to sing and that everyone should sing to promote a healthy lifestyle.