Tioughnioga Riverside Academy
Meet the MUSIC TEACHERS!
5th Grade Band, 6th Grade General Music, 4th & 5th Grade General Music
6th Grade Band, 6-8 Jazz Band, 7th & 8th Grade General Music
Kris Gilbert received her Bachelor's of Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and her Masters of Music in Composition from Binghamton University. She has been teaching for 20 years in upstate NY, with her last 18 years in the Whitney Point Central School District. She has taught high school band, marching band, jazz band, AP theory, Music Technology, General Music and Modern Band. Kris is an active clinician and has presented at NAfME All-Eastern, Little Kids Rock Modern Band Rockfest in Colorado, several states through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and will be presenting at NAfME All-National in November of 2017 . In addition to teaching, Kris is a music director for several local theater companies in the Binghamton, NY area where she has music directed over 95 shows. She is an active conductor/composer/arranger and was recently awarded a commission with the Binghamton Community Orchestra for the 2017-18 season.
TRA 7th and 8th Grade, HS Concert Band, HS Marching Band, HS Jazz Band, Music Department Chair
Mrs. Williamson received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and her Master of Music degree in Conducting from Binghamton University. She taught elementary band, jazz band and general music in Central Islip, NY before moving to the Binghamton area. After moving upstate, she spent a year in the Vestal school district as a long term substitute teaching 7th grade band and general music before joining the music department in Whitney Point. She currently directs the WPHS Concert Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Marching Band and TRA 7th & 8th Grade Band and is the chair of the Music Department in Whitney Point.
TRA 4th & 5th Grade Chorus, 6th-8th Grade Chorus, 6th-8th Grade Select Chorus, 4th & 5th Grade General Music
Jenny Gac is originally from Newark Valley, NY and is the 4-8 chorus director as well as the 4/5 general music teacher. She is also the director of the TRA musical, advisor of the TRA Tri-M Chapter, and director of the TRA Select Chorus. Miss Gac holds degrees in both music education and vocal performance (opera concentration) and is active performer and music director in the Greater Binghamton area, as well as throughout the United States.