Chris Yurasek, Director

Phone: 940-393-7220

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor BME, Texas Christian University EC-12 Music ESL

Chris Yurasek, Director

Welcome to the Decatur High School Choir!  My name is Chris Yurasek and I am excited and honored to start my 6th year here at DHS and 19th year of being a choir director.  I first learned about the joy of singing when my piano teacher demanded that I sing country music at the Rosenburg Opry.   In High School my love for music grew since I was a two-year member of the All-State Choir.  This was a life-changing experience, and I immediately decided that I wanted to share the thrill of singing in choir with future generations. I moved to Fort Worth to study music at Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!) where I met the woman of my dreams, my wife, Clare Yurasek, who teaches choir at McCarroll Middle School.  While at TCU I performed with the top choir, TCU Chorale, the University Choral Union, Vocal Jazz, and the TCU Chamber Choir.  After I graduated from TCU, my passion for singing continued by performing as both a professional and  volunteer singer with different choirs throughout the DFW area.  

I believe that singing choral music is the most well-rounded activity in existence.  It requires the knowledge and academic study of reading music, the passion of artistry, and the ability to relate to others as a part of a team.  Besides that, it is FUN!  I can't wait to share this passion with you and help you grow as a singer in the DHS Choral Program.  GO EAGLES!

Please call or email me if you have any questions:

940-393-7220

chris.yurasek@decaturisd.us

 

1st period -   Conference

2nd period -  MMS Choir 

3rd period -   JV Men's Choir

4th period -   Show Choir

5th period -   JV Treble Choir

6th period -   Varsity Chamber Choir

7th period -   MMS Choir

8th period -   MMS Choir

 

Tutorials and sectionals are usually held at 7:30am, but other arrangements are possible depending on the time of year.  

 

My personality strengths:

-Harmony 

-Input

-Learner

-Command

-Context