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About the Director

Anthony T. Sollenberger 
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Degrees – Associates of Fine Arts in Music - Sinclair Community College, 2008
                Bachelors in Music Education - Wright State University, 2011 
                Masters in Music Education (in progress) - Wright State University, 2018 

Anthony Sollenberger is a graduate from Northmont High School Class of 2005 and has been teaching music for 8 years throughout Ohio. He started his teaching career as a substitute teacher in the greater Dayton area, serving many different school districts, and several long term music sub positions at Piqua, West Carrollton, Northmont, and more. He then served as an Elementary General Music Teacher and High School Drama director for 4 years with Eaton Community Schools. He is also active with the Dayton Opera Professional Chorus, on the Board of Directors with Brookville Community Theater, and the Choir Director at the Church of the Transfiguration in West Milton, Oh.  Mr. Sollenberger teaches general music, guitar, piano and choir. He regularly attends professional development to continue his knowledge of Music Education, and is an active member of the Ohio Music Educators Association, Ohio Choral Directors Association and American Choral Directors Association. If you have any questions about the Dixie Music Department, Dixie Choral Program or Dixie Drama Club, please contact him at asollenberger@newlebanonschools.org or (937) 687-3508 ext. 334.


Dixie High School Concert Choir
The Dixie High School Concert Choir is a group of around 50 singers from grades 9-12 who perform on a regular basis throughout the community and state. The music performed varies from classical and traditional literature to pop and rock music.


Dixie Chamber Singers
Created in 2015, the Dixie High School Chamber Singers is a select, audition-based group of around 10 singers for students grades 10-12. The Chamber Singers perform more advanced classical and jazz repertoire. 

Each year, both high school choirs compete in the OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event, where they are assessed by 4 judges on musical skill, ability, and sight reading. The groups also travel overnight to various destinations. Past trips include; Cleveland, Columbus, New York City, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Toronto. During Spring break of 2019, the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir and A'capella will be traveling to New York City to perform and work with a broadway singer! 


Dixie Middle School Choir
The Dixie Middle School Choir is a group of around 60 students from grades 7 and 8 who perform on a regular basis throughout the community and state. Music performed varies from classical and traditional literature to pop and rock music. Each year, the choir competes in the OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event or another adjudicated event where they are assessed on musical skill and ability. 


Dixie GraySounds
The GraySounds are an auditioned group of singers that perform challenging Acapella pop and jazz music. They perform at choir concerts and travel around the community, performing at nursing homes and hospitals. Each year, the group will attend several festivals and competitions.