Chorus Director, Paige Pilkington
Miss Paige Pilkington is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. She received her Bachelor of Music in music theory from the University of Mississippi and her Masters of Music in choral conducting from the University of Alabama. Ms. Pilkington began her music teaching career in 2002. Miss Pilkington is an active member of the Florida Music Educators Association as well as the Florida Vocal Association. She is an active adjudicator and clinician all around the state of Florida. Along with her love for teaching music, Miss Pilkington is also passionate about incorporating social and emotional learning into each of her classes with all of her students. In her free time, she enjoys living life on the water in Treasure Island with her dog Tito and plans to take trip to Greece with her family in the summer of 2023.
WELCOME TO CHORUS!
Davidsen Middle School offers a variety of choral and vocal performance opportunities. We perform three major concerts a year: The fall concert in October, the winter on concert in December, and the spring concert at the very end of April. Students are also offered the opportunity to audition for and participate in the Florida All-State Chorus, Hillsborough County All-County Chorus, Solo and Ensemble, Barbershop Harmony Day, as well as various solo spots during our three annual concerts. At Davidsen, we offer four different choruses. We have a seventh and eighth grade women’s chorus, seventh and eighth grade men’s chorus, seventh and eighth grade Vocal Jazz ensemble, and a sixth grade chorus, during second semester. DMS Vocal Jazz ensemble serves as our premier group. We enjoy traveling around the community throughout the year. Our favorite outing is our annual holiday caroling day at the local elementary schools. Vocal Jazz is called upon throughout the year to provide entertainment and musical performances for different events. Students in this ensemble are required to maintain the utmost in both behavior and academics as they are our spokesmen for both the music department and Davidsen Middle School.
Throughout the year we participate in multiple fundraising events such as World’s Finest Chocolate and our annual Rock-a-Thon in April. This enables us to raise money for our organization to provide music, materials, and cover basic fees for the program. In addition to fundraising, we look forward to our end of the year music department field trip. During the 2nd semester, we will start learning music to perform at one of the major theme parks in the Tampa/Orlando area. I certainly hope that students will consider joining the DMS Chorus program as we offer a very loving and encouraging environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com