The Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Choral Program is a talented group of young men and women who work together to share their love of music through singing. The choral program consists of three ensembles which meet during the school day: Women's Choir, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir. Our after school pop ensemble meets once a week for rehearsal and includes students from within and out of the ensembles. The Chamber Choir is the advanced performing ensemble in the school day and performed at the KMEA (Kentucky Music Educators Association) State Conference in February 2019. PLD Concert Choir is the intermediate group and has achieved much success at district choral contest obtaining distinguished ratings. The Women's Choir is a beginning training group. The PLD choral program also offers an extracurricular performance opportunities such as UK Bluegrass Choral Festival, UK Male Chorus Day, UofL Honor Choir, KMEA & KJHC All-State Choruses, Solo & Ensemble, private voice lessons, and much more!
Paul Laurence Dunbar Choral Program Mission Statement
“The PLD choral program strives to achieve musical excellence and advanced mastery in its ensembles through practice, diligent listening and performing, and to foster a community that has a love for and an appreciation of varied choral music.”
Paul Laurence Dunbar Mission Statement
"Dunbar High School’s faculty and staff, in partnership with parents and community members, empower students to achieve high standards for academics, integrity, leadership, and citizenship."
FCPS Mission Statement
"Our mission is to create a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society."
Tiffany Marsh is a native of Southern Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree in voice and piano and Master of Music Performance degree in Choral Conducting, studying primarily with Dr. Kent Hatteberg, both from the University of Louisville School of Music.
Mrs. Marsh has been an adjudicator for KMEA festivals as well as a guest conductor for All-State regional rehearsals and the Jefferson County All-County Chorus in 2013 and 2009. In June of 2003, she attended the International Seminar for Choral Conductors held at the Bavarian Music Academy in Marktoberdorf, Germany.
Along with her husband, Ryan Marsh, they served as staff members of the Kentucky Music Ambassadors European program and represent the Central Kentucky region from 2008-2010. They served as the District 7 All-State Chorus co-chairpersons from 2006-2009. She also has held the position of newsletter editor of the Kenductor, the yearly publication of the Kentucky chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and now is the webmaster for that organization.
In 2018, Mrs. Marsh was recognized as Kentucky's High School Teacher of the Year through Kentucky Department of Education.
Mrs. Marsh holds professional memberships with the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educator's National Conference, Kentucky Music Educators Association, and Kentucky Education Association/National Education Association.
Mrs. Marsh held a position on the Western Hills High School SBDM council during the 2009-2010 school year and served as Fine Arts Department chairperson from 2007-2014. Mrs. Marsh also earned her National Board Teaching certification in 2012.
Mrs. Marsh is in her nineteenth year as choral director, ten years at Western Hills High School and now in her ninth year at PLD High School. At PLD she teaches choir, piano, and AP Music Theory (on an alternating year basis) as well as assists with the spring musical and oversees the after school vocal lesson program and pop ensemble. This year she's excited to be team-teaching the Musical Theatre class!