New Braunfels High School & Ninth Grade Center Head Director
CAITLYN GALLEGOS is beginning her 12th year of teaching and her second year at NBHS. She is thrilled to lead the Unicorn choir! Mrs. Gallegos previously taught at MacArthur High School in San Antonio, where she co-directed 200 students in seven choirs and two contemporary a cappella ensembles.
Mrs. Gallegos is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Music with an emphasis in music studies and a Minor in Psychology. She also completed studies in the Honors College, graduating with Tier II honors after completing an Honors thesis.
Mrs. Gallegos is a former member of Sweet Adelines International. She served as an Assistant Director for the Alamo Metro Chorus in San Antonio, with three International competition appearances during her tenure. She sang tenor in Essence Quartet, the 2017 Region 10 championship quartet. Mrs. Gallegos is also a former member of the San Antonio Mastersingers.
Mrs. Gallegos resides in New Braunfels with her husband Daniel, two year old daughter Ruby, and will be joined by a new baby girl in September! They have three dogs, Tootsie, Osi, and Pinky. They enjoy spending their time outdoors, cooking, and watching movies.
New Braunfels Middle School Head Director
EMILY EVANS is the choir director at New Braunfels Middle School. She is very excited to make music with her Unicorn Choir family. Ms. Evans also serves as the Managing Director of the Austin Children’s Choir, with whom she has worked since 2015. Ms. Evans is a certified Kodály Music Educator, a teaching concept that seeks to develop higher-thinking musicians through experiences such as listening, singing, and moving to folk tunes and quality music. Ms. Evans is a proud Texas State Alumna, from where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Studies in 2017. In her time at Texas State, she was an active member of the University Singers and the Opera Theatre program. Ms. Evans is also an active member of TMEA, TCDA, OAKE, and KET.
In her free time, Ms. Evans likes to read, bake, watch way too much Netflix, and spend time with her cat, Paige.
Oak Run Middle School Head Director
Elementary Honor Choir Co-Director
JOSHUA PEREZ is the choir director at Oak Run Middle School. He is a newcomer to the Unicorns and is very excited to explore and get to know New Braunfels. Mr. Perez is stepping in to help as one of the Co-Directors for the Elementary Honor Choir and cannot wait to share his love for singing. Mr. Perez graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Studies and Psychology in 2018.
Mr. Perez enjoys coffee, reading, chocolate, late night Netflix binges and eating new foods.
Mr. Perez recently got married and lives in Kyle TX. with his wife, Faith.
Elementary Honor Choir Co-Director
Klein Road Elementary Music Director
Elementary Music District Coordinator
CATHY CLARK graduated with her Bachelors of Music Ed. from, what was then, Texas State University in 1986. Mrs. Clark has sung in choirs in church, early elementary, Jr. & Sr. High School (all in Dallas), and throughout college. Following her freshman year, she was blessed to be able to go on a two week choral tour throughout five European countries with the Centenary College Choir and continued singing at SWTSU. Mrs. Clark has taught at Koennecke Elementary in Seguin ISD (2), what was then Mt. Valley Elementary in Comal ISD (7), and at Seele (12), Carl Schurz (1), and Klein Rd. (10) in New Braunfels ISD. Her students have participated in Choir Clubs, Music Memory contests, Mid-Texas Symphony concerts (where she often served as Choir Mistress for the Children's Choirs), and she was one of the co-founders/directors of the NBISD Elementary Honor Choir in 2006 (disbanded in 2008 when all elementary campuses went K-5). Cathy and her husband, Lyle, are now empty nesters as their son, Steven (also a musician), is attending Texas A&M. Mrs. Clark is a BIG Harry Potter fan (Go Ravenclaw!), loves participating in (or attending) live theater performances (34 at Circle Arts Theater), especially in...you guessed it – musicals!