Union Choir Program
Union High School has been recognized both regionally and nationally for our outstanding choirs. Our Symphonic Men's and Women's choirs are “non-audition choirs” open to all students. Our Select Treble and Chamber Choir are both “audition choirs”, with the Chamber Choir consisting of our varsity students.
During the year, several free performances will be held involving all choirs. There is also opportunity for students to participate in district and state solo/ensemble competitions, of which Union students have consistently been awarded top & superior ratings.
Joel Karn – Choir Director
Joel Karn received his Bachelors degree in Music from Portland State University, where he also received his Master of Education. Joel directed the choirs in the Vancouver School District, and most recently was the director for Heritage High School (15 years). He is the Artistic Director for the Vancouver Youth Choirs and also directs the Columbia Chamber Singers. He has been an active member of the Lower Columbia Regional Music Educators for the past 20 years, serving as President in 2006. He currently serves as Washington State ACDA Repertoire and Resources Area Coordinator. Joel received his National Board Certification in 2008.
Work Phone: 604-1001 x7465
Lori Collier has been the choir's piano accompanist for the past 13 years, and is an accomplished piano & voice teacher.
Lori Collier – Accompanist
Choir Boosters & Contact Info
The UHS Choir Boosters serve to assist the choir department/director by managing communications with parents & students, organizing fundraising, coordinating volunteers, supporting logistics of performances/tours, and overseeing management of uniforms. If you’re a choir parent/guardian/relative and would like to get involved, please let us know by filling out the volunteer form on the Choir Forms page. If you need to contact a member of the boosters, please see below.
Choir Boosters 2022-2023 Board
President: Brooke Dircksen
Secretary: Karen Zundel
Treasurer: Tom Connolly
VP (Volunteers/Events): Christal Kilbourne
VP (Uniforms): Whitney Kemper
VP (Fundraising): Sandi Johnsen
Website Admin: Sherri Bare
Multimedia: Matt Green, 975-0586 (Cell)
Operations & Admin Chair: Jason Teas
Volunteer Coordinator: Callie Hill