Erie High School Choir Department
Welcome to the official website for the EHS Choir Department! Here you will find information regarding our choirs, calendar, auditions, and more. Click through the tabs above to find what you are looking for!
Thalia Burd has been teaching music in Colorado for sixteen years and is in her fifth year as the Choral Director at Erie High School. Originally from Loveland, CO, she graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Theater. She then continued her education at Colorado State University, earning a Master's degree in Music Education and Conducting. Prior to teaching at Erie, Mrs. Burd taught general music at Sacred Heart of Jesus School and choir and theater at Holy Family High School, where she also served as the Arts Director and Department Chair. Mrs. Burd has an extensive theater background and enjoys assisting with vocal music direction for the musicals at EHS. In 2016, she had the privilege of working with renowned theater professionals in London, England at the Globe Theater, where she attended a Continuing Education program called “Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance.” An active member of NAfME and ADCA, Mrs. Burd frequently attends state and regional conferences and professional development clinics. Mrs. Burd served as a Northern Site Governor for the Colorado All State Choir Board for 7 years, is a recipient of the CU Boulder Outstanding Colorado Educator award, and was featured in the SVVSD Class Acts Magazine. She also recently received a full ride scholarship to Harmony University from the Barbershop Harmony Society on the music education track. In her free time, she enjoys singing with choirs in Northern Colorado and has been a member of Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers and a founding member of Noco Singers. She lives in Loveland with her wonderful and supportive husband, Simon, their daughter Zuzu, and their dog, Sakura.
Our quickly growing choir program includes six choirs that perform a variety of repertoire throughout the year. We collaborate with our band and orchestra students, our area middle and elementary schools, as well as the other high schools in our district frequently. Our students love to give back to our school and community by sharing their music and volunteering their time.
These are in addition to the wonderful opportunities through our district and opportunities for individual singers!
National/International Invitationals & Festivals
Local Invitationals & Festivals
Choral Commissions for EHS
* indicates an alumni of Erie HS