Emily Helmick

Director, Intermediate Chorus

Emily Helmick-Pamplin, Director of the Intermediate Chorus, joined the Southern California Children’s Chorus in the fall of 2017.

Miss Emily graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Music from Loyola University, New Orleans in 2004. She went on to complete her teaching credential at California State University, Fullerton in 2012. Emily did her student teaching with Mrs. Betsy Olson, our retired Intermediate Chorus Director, who brought her to the Southern California Children's Chorus in 2017. She has taught private vocal, piano and ukulele lessons throughout the years and enjoys any and all opportunities to make music with children!

Miss Emily is currently a full-time Vocal Music teacher for TK-6th grade students in the Garden Grove Unified School District. She was the recipient of the Orange County Department of Education Arts Award for Elementary Music Teacher of the Year (2020-2021) and continues to act as the Music Director for her school’s Disney Musicals in Schools program, sponsored by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Emily has two beautiful children, Jackson-a senior at Mater Dei and Mia-a 6th grader at Salem Lutheran, who is also a chorister in SCCC.

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