MOLLY GOOCH » United Choirs of Brea

United Choirs of Brea

Welcome to Choir!!!
My name is Ms. Gooch and I am the new choir director at BOHS and BJH! This is my first full-time teaching position and I am beyond excited to be a Wildcat! This year is going to be a fun time rebuilding our amazing choir program and making sure it functions effectively and efficiently, but most importantly, we are going to have fun this year!!!  I cannot wait to meet all of you and start this new year! Be ready to hit the ground running!
About the Director
Ms. Gooch has been heavily involved in the show choir world since she first joined show choir at Oak Middle School. She was in advanced ensembles and held many leadership roles. She continued show choir while attending Los Alamitos High School which has several nationally ranked choirs. Ms. Gooch was a part of several choirs over her four years including SoundTrax and Sound FX. She was also a section leader for several years, the Vocal Music Chair of the department, and the lead tech for 2 years. Ms. Gooch's favorite part of choir was all the friends she made and how they were a family. All the choir members love and support each other through everything and she is still friends with many of the friends she made in show choir. 
In college, Ms. Gooch studied vocal performance at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and was involved in the advanced concert choir and the chamber choir which was a select group of 24 singers. Ms. Gooch was also the section leader of the advanced choir for three years and served as choir president for her final year in the program. In addition to her B.A. in Music, Ms. Gooch used the pandemic year to get her Master's of Arts in Teaching from Longy School of Music of Bard College. She student taught 3rd grade students online and had the privilege to substitute for one of the choir teachers at Los Alamitos High School. She cannot wait to teach her new students and put all of the tools she's learned over the last year to good use.