Caroline Crocker is thrilled to be back at FCS after a two-year sabbatical. Caroline is the founder of the Education program at FCS, and is thrilled to see it’s growth after twelve years. Under her leadership, the Youth Education program received the 2013 Ovation Award for Choral Excellence in Education Outreach. She has been conductor of the Da Capo, Lyric, Treble, and Concert choirs over the span of ten years. She has taken her choirs all over the Eastern Seaboard to perform for teacher conferences, festivals, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Caroline has taught choral conducting with the Kodály program at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and American Kodály Institute (Baltimore, MD). She was a General Music teacher in the Fairfax County Public School System for twelve years. She has served as Children’s Chorus of Maryland as Satellite Program Director and musicianship teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education in Instrumental music from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, and a Master of Arts in Music Education in Choral Studies from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. In addition to Kodály study, Mrs. Crocker holds levels in the Dalcroze and Orff philosophies of music education. Mrs. Crocker is a past national board member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, as well as Virginia state president. She enjoys guest conducting around the country, and empowering children in their personal expression through music. Mrs. Crocker is currently the Director of Children and Family Ministry at the Falls Church Anglican, and is the proud wife of Jon and mother of Britten, William and Madeleine.