Mr. Alexander Carr has served as the Director of Choral Activities at Hebron High School since the fall of 2019. At Hebron High School he is the teacher of record for the A Cappella Mixed Choir and Belle Chanson Treble Choir. Prior to his appointment at Hebron High School, Mr. Carr has served on the faculties of I. M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA in Fort Worth ISD, Keller High School in Keller ISD, and Ferguson Junior High in Arlington ISD. Under his direction, the Keller ISD 5th and 6th Grade Honor Choir performed as an Invited Performing Ensemble at the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Convention. In addition, he served as the associate conductor for the Keller High School Chanteurs Varsity Treble Choir performance at the 2017 American Choral Directors National Conference.
Mr. Carr holds Master of Music degree and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Texas Christian University. Mr. Carr has studied with Dr. Eph Ehly, Dr. Sheri Neill, and Prof. Ronald Shirey. At TCU, He also served as the choral conducting graduate assistant, director of the TCU Men’s Chorus, and the drum major of the Horned Frog Marching Band.
Since 2008, Mr. Carr has served as the Choir Director at Ridglea Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He is an avid TCU supporter. When not rehearsing, you can find him at a TCU game or concert. Mr. Carr maintains memberships in the American Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, United Educators Association, and the TCU Ex-Bandsmen Association.
Mr. Nathan Ratliff is the Associate Director of Choral Activities joining the Hebron High School faculty in January of 2014. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in both Percussion and Piano Performance from the University of Oklahoma and later obtained a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas. Upon completing his degrees, he taught private percussion lessons in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, along with teaching and arranging for several high school band front ensembles. Many students and families in LISD are familiar with Mr. Ratliff, as he has been an accompanist in high demand for many years performing with local middle school and high school choirs.
In 2013, he served as the accompanist for the Texas All-State Men’s Choir. Mr. Ratliff also has performed as a recital accompanist at the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, and Texas A&M University-Commerce. He served as the accompanist for CREDO, Dallas’ Ecumenical Mixed Choir for 2 years. Mr. Ratliff also spent seven seasons with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps as the Front Ensemble Coordinator from 2009-2015. When not surrounding himself with music, Mr. Ratliff enjoys running anything from a 5k to full marathons. He even ran 43 miles in one day to celebrate his last birthday and then did a 50mile day in the summer of 2020. Both of his dogs are also runners.
Mr. Ratliff maintains memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Choral Directors Association.