Chris Vineis obtained her Masters degree in Choral Conducting at the Butler School of Music. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from Oklahoma State University and received Kodály certification at the University of Oklahoma. Chris has worked with many youth choirs, including the Conspirare Youth Choir and OSU Youth Choir. At OSU, Chris served as a soprano section leader for two years, where she directed rehearsals and sectionals with their top choir, Concert Chorale. Additionally, she was a frequent featured soloist in recordings with Concert Chorale and the Spirit of OSU Jazz Ensemble. Chris toured Austria and Germany with the OSU Concert Chorale. Chris sings with the professional ensemble New American Voices and is described as a lyric-coloratura soprano. She studied conducting and private voice with Z. Randall Stroope.
Chris joined Highland Park’s staff in August of 2021. As the Director of Music, Chris will direct the Highland Park Choir on Sunday Mornings, lead them in their rehearsals, and work closely with the Worship Service Group Leader and join the Worship Planning Team. If you want to be a part of the choir, contact Chris.