After spending four years learning, practicing and perfecting her talent, Laura Sellers ’18 will start her job as a middle school chorus teacher come fall.
This August, Sellers will step in to the role teaching music to students at Cass Middle School.
Sellers was involved in both the Reinhardt University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, and served as a member of Alpha Chi, as well as the Collegiate National Association for Music Education. She was also the co-founder of Reinhardt’s female a capella group, The ’Hardt Breakers.
“My support system helped me succeed. My family, my friends, my choir and my professors were always willing to listen to me and tell me to keep going even though times were tough,” said Sellers. “I would not be where I am today without those people pushing me to do the next thing and be better every day.”
Sellers will be teaching grades six through eight with plans to show students how to sing properly and perform in concerts as well as teaching different genres of music, how to read music and music theory.
“It is important to me that that my students not only learn how to sing, but also leave middle school with the tools to become independent musicians,” she said.
Among a number of faculty who impacted Seller’s during her college career are Dr. Martha Shaw, director of choral activities, and Dr. Melissa Arasi, music education coordinator. Sellers said Shaw and Arasi made her a better teacher and musician.
“It means so much to be able to go out into the world and use everything I’ve worked so hard to learn to inspire the next generation of young, hardworking musicians,” Sellers said. “Just as my professors and mentors have influenced my education, it is now my opportunity to do the same in my own classroom. I am so lucky to be in a field of study that I love and find such great joy in.”