Deborah Hilderbrand Andis earned Bachelor and Master degrees in Choral/General Music Education with a minor in Music Therapy, a focus in voice, and double bass from Ball State University. She was a four year member of the “Ball State University Singers”. During her 36 years of teaching, Debbie was the Director of Choral Activities at Highland High School for 14 years, Elementary Music Specialist and administrative liaison, Director of Choral Activities at Northside Middle School, and a contract faculty member of the Ball State University School of Music serving as the Assistant Director of the “Ball State University Singers”. While at Highland, groups under her direction received many awards and state honors at ISSMA, and consistently placed in the top 6 groups, earned caption awards, and were named Grand Champions at show choir competitions throughout Indiana and the U.S. “Debbie” enjoys holding critique sessions and workshops with choirs during their show preparation, judging show choir competitions throughout the Midwest, serving as
a Musical Director and Choreographer for the Main Stage Theatre in Anderson, IN, and choreographing for her school groups. She has been a clinician for the ISU Summer Show Choir Camps, judged the annual BSU Scholarship Talent Search Competition, and performed with the Anderson University Symphonic Choir, as well as a guest soloist with a local community band, jazz ensemble, and the Madison County Director’s Jazz Band at the ISSMA State Convention. Her two grand daughters, Hadleigh and Presley, are her pride and joy!