Kati Swinney is so excited to fill the role of Musical Director of the Land of Sky Chorus. She holds Bachelor's Degrees in both Music Education (K-12, with vocal emphasis) and Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education from Brevard College. She is the Chorus Teacher at Owen High School, but has taken a year of leave to begin pursuing her Masters Degree thorough UNCG. Kati has directed musical ensembles of all age levels including elementary, middle, and high school choirs, and church choirs, and is thrilled to expand and learn more about the art of barbershop harmony!
Kati is a current member of BHS (Barbershop Harmony Society), NAfME (National Association for Music Educators), NCMEA (North Carolina Music Educators Association), and ACDA (American Choral Directors Association.)
She is the proud parent of four beautiful children: Ruby, Rose, Westley, and Penelope, and is married to her best friend, Gabe. She and her family enjoy spending time outdoors and playing together!