About Castle View High School Choirs
Performing in a choir at Castle View High School will give students the opportunity to be introduced to great choral literature, both sacred and secular, from all major periods in music history. This music is taught from the perspective of great choral art. A minimum of four seasonal concerts will be performed as a choral music department. Other performances at festivals, colleges, or in our community will occur as necessary.
Heath Walter, director
Heath A. Walter, conductor, received his Master of Arts degree in Choral Conducting from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, his Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, and his teacher certification from the University of Northern Colorado. This is his 27th year of teaching, and his 15th at Castle View High School. Mr. Walter currently conducts Saber Singers, Versailles, Voices of the Pride and teaches Piano Lab. His choirs have performed all around the Denver Metro and Windsor, CO areas, Coors Field, Pepsi Center, several Colorado Music Educator’s Association Clinic/Conferences, and have toured Arizona, Bahamas, Chicago, Florida, Germany, Italy, New York City, Seattle, and Washington D.C. Mr. Walter been awarded the 1998, 2002, 2004, and 2006 Who’s Who Among American Teachers. He was the 2015 Castle View High School Apple Award Winner. He has served as a guest clinician throughout Colorado. He is a member of ACDA, CMEA, COACDA, NAfME and served on the Colorado All State Choir board as chair, chair-elect, governor and past chair and has served as the COACDA High School R & S Chair.
Rochelle Walter, director
Rochelle Walter received her Master’s Degree in Music Theatre Performance from New York University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance/Education from Indiana University. She started teaching music, dance, and theatre in the Cherry Creek School District in 1994 and was best known for the Smoky Hill Pop Shows and the Cherry Creek School District 50th Celebration entertainment. Rochelle has taught for 26 years and is in her 9th year at Castle View High School. She was named the 2018 Castle View High School Apple Award winner. Her choirs have performed several times at the Colorado Music Educator's Association Clinic/Conferences. Along with teaching, Rochelle has performed in the award nominated shows, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and La Cage aux Folles. Other performing credits include, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Singin’ In The Rain, Victor Victoria, Gypsy, Anything Goes, Annie, Putting It Together, The Buddy Holly Story, and Evita. Rochelle has also enjoyed the experience of performing in corporate industrials. Through Rave Reviews, she has had the opportunity to work across the country for corporations such as XCEL Energy, xpedex, and Leprino/Best Foods.
Beth De Boer, accompanist
Beth De Boer (AKA "Ms. D") is in her 10th year as the staff accompanist at Castle View, and she loves working with the very talented students and staff here. She has accompanied choral groups, musical theatre, vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles, and church congregations. Currently she is the principal accompanist for the Denver Women's Chorus and for the women's group Safonia, as well as serving as organist/accompanist at a local church. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, camping, reading, hiking, motorcycling, travel, and yes -- playing piano. Ms. D lives in Aurora with her frisbee-catching dog.