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Rick McKee currently teaches elementary music at Acworth Intermediate School in the Cobb County School District in Georgia. He was recently selected as the 2011 Cobb County Elementary Teacher of The Year. He also received Teacher Of The Year accolades at schools in Whitfield County and Floyd County. Additionally, Rick serves as Adjunct Instructor of Music Education Kennesaw State University. He has previously taught music education classes at Shorter College and The University of Georgia. Under his direction, the Garden Lakes Elementary Chorus performed at the 1992 Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference. While in Rome, Rick served as director of The Rome Children’s Choir and also performed with The Clocktower Jazz Ensemble, a jazz orchestra. In earlier years, he taught elementary music in Whitfield County, GA and Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Rick has been a clinician for large choral events throughout the state of Georgia, including GMEA’s Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus in 2000 & 2012, The Northwest Georgia Choral Festival in 2006, and numerous district and regional honor choruses. McKee has an extensive background in church music, having served as a youth and adult choir director in the Northwest Georgia area.

Angee McKee is the General/Elementary Specialist of Music Education at Kennesaw State University. Angee has over thirty years of experience as an elementary music specialist. In addition to her work in Georgia’s public schools, she has been a private piano teacher, accompanist, choral director, and church organist. McKee was selected as 1982 Teacher of the Year at Emerson Elementary School in Bartow County, 1992 TOTY for Cartersville Elementary School, and 1992 TOTY for the Cartersville City School System. She has conducted music workshops in elementary music education for public school music educators throughout the Northwest Georgia area, worked as a consultant and clinician for Yamaha’s Music In Education Program, and has also served as a choral clinician for numerous honor choruses throughout the state. She is currently assisting with direction of The St. Cecilia Choir at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Cartersville. McKee was recognized as the GMEA's Music Educator of The Year for 2010.

The McKees are members of the National Association of Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association, Chorister’s Guild, and the Atlanta Orff-Schulwerk Association.