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Courtney  Zhorela
Associate Band Director
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BM- Kennesaw State University


Courtney Zhorela is entering her first year as Associate Band Director at Central-Carroll High School and Central Middle School. She is an alumna of Kennesaw State University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. While at Kennesaw State, Ms. Zhorela studied flute with Todd Skitch of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Zhorela performed as a member of the Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, “The Marching Owls”, and a number of small ensembles.

During her time at Kennesaw State, Ms. Zhorela was an inaugural member and piccolo section leader of the marching band. In addition, she was a founding member and served as President of the Iota Psi Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, National Band Service Sorority. Ms. Zhorela student taught at Hillgrove High School in Cobb County, GA and has enjoyed teaching marching band and flute sectionals with the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, East Coweta High School, Alan C. Pope High School, and Barber Middle School.

Ms. Zhorela’s professional affiliations include Georgia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, and the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.