Mrs. Kathy Ferguson is a native of Freeman, South Dakota, and is in her 31st year of teaching vocal music. She serves as the Head Choral Director at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she works with the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Sotto Voce, and Cantare.
Mrs. Ferguson received her B.A. in Music Education from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. She spent her first year teaching K-12 vocal music in Ellendale, Minnesota. Following that year, she joined the Sioux Falls School District and began teaching at Cleveland Elementary. After spending several years at the elementary level, Mrs. Ferguson transitioned to Lincoln High School as assistant vocal director and taught there for twelve years until 2003. During that time, she served as accompanist for various festivals, South Dakota Honor Choirs, and South Dakota All-State Chorus. She has served as the choir director for children and adult church choirs and for several years maintained a private studio teaching piano. She is an active member of the ACDA and SDMEA. Mrs. Ferguson did take some time away from teaching and served as worship director in music ministry at Church at the Gate, Sioux Falls, for several years. She had the opportunity to return to teaching at LHS in 2009.
Mrs. Ferguson loves spending time with her family and granddaughter. She also enjoys cooking, baking, walking, and traveling.
Mr. Jacob Noordermeer is originally from Sioux Falls, SD and is beginning his first year teaching vocal music. He serves as the assistant choir director at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he works with the Cadet Choir, Cliff Avenue Singers, Bel Canto, and Canto Fratelli.
Mr. Noordermeer earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduating from St. Olaf, he spent a year working with St. Olaf Music Organizations doing work related to marketing and ensemble touring. He also served as the Adult Choir Director at a Lutheran church in Faribault, Minnesota. Mr. Noordermeer is excited to be returning to Sioux Falls to teach in the district that he grew up in and that fostered his love for music.
Outside of school, Mr. Noordermeer enjoys reading mystery novels, doing the daily crossword puzzle, running or biking outdoors, and testing out new dinner recipes.