Jennifer L. Dice
Originally from Churubusco, Indiana, Jennifer Lynn Dice is a graduate of Ball State University where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in music education. Jennifer also holds a master’s degree in educational administration, also from Ball State University.
While in college, Jennifer was a four year member of Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors, the Ball State University Singers. Jennifer was also a member of the Ball State Chamber Choir and toured Europe with a pinnacle performance of singing the mass at Notre Dame. Also during her collegiate years, Jennifer was able to perform at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA where she worked as the dance captain of Holiday in Roma.
Mrs. Dice began her teaching career at Franklin Community High School and then Franklin Central High School. While at FC Jennifer began the women’s show choir High Voltage and coached Franklin Township Middle School cross-country, winning two middle school state championship titles. As running is a hobby of hers, Jennifer accomplished a personal goal of running the Boston marathon in April of 2005 and again in 2009. Jennifer also was a recipient of a Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant in 2009.
Currently Jennifer is the Choral Director at Center Grove High School where she directs Sound System, CG Singers, The Accents, and The Choralaires. Mrs. Dice has also directed The CG Debtones to several undefeated seasons and national championship titles. Jennifer has also served as the assistant coach for the Center Grove Girl’s Cross Country Team and a huddle-leader for Center Grove FCA. Jennifer is happily married to her loving husband, Troy and mother to her beautiful daughters Tessa and Maddox.
Jared P. Norman
Jared Peter Norman is a 2008 alumnus of Center Grove High School where he was a member of Surround Sound for one year and a member of CG Singers and Sound System for three. After high school, he attended DePauw University where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education.
At DePauw, Jared participated in several theatre productions and was a four-year member of an a cappella group, DePauwCappella. He was also able to choreograph DePauw’s production of Urinetown: the Musical. That production was selected to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival where his choreography received a Certificate of Merit.
Jared could not be happier or more honored to be working back at his alma mater. He is currently the director for the Debtones, Surround Sound, the Counterpoints Choir and team-teaching Descants & Gents.
Greg Sanders is an active choral pianist in Indiana, performing in concert with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, choruses at Butler University, Franklin College, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus.
Aside from his choral work, Greg is a vocal coach and chamber musician, performing extensively in recitals, festivals, conferences, and master classes in Indianapolis and regionally. He has held staff piano positions at Butler University and Franklin College where he coached and performed with many instrumentalists and singers. Greg is a regular pianist for several Indianapolis-based musicians. He has given recitals at numerous regional colleges and universities.
Greg has performed in many parts of North America, including Chicago, Montreal, and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as in concerts in Europe, including a recent tour of Scotland and England with Franklin Central High School.
Greg is involved with other forms of music education in Indianapolis. He maintains a small private piano studio. Greg serves as an adjudicator for piano competitions and teaches master classes. He previously served as the Program Director for the Midwest School of Music, which services more than five hundred Indianapolis music students and helps to sponsor recitals and competitions for young pianists.
Greg is excited to join the creative staff here at Center Grove High School.
Andrew (Andy) Haines is proud to choreograph the award winning CG Sound System and Debtones. He is in his 30th year as a freelance choreographer and has worked extensively throughout the show choir world. A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in business, he began choreographing to pay for college. As a self- taught dancer, he has achieved recognition for his creativity, wit, and ability to educate through the art of dance. Andrew has choreographed over 100 musicals, state pageants for the Miss America program, and USO shows overseas. His work has claimed numerous awards over the years, including 19 national show choir championships.
Wendy Webb is a 1985 graduate of Center Grove High School where she was a four-year member of the Marching Band. In 1989, she graduated from Purdue University earning degrees in Technical Graphics and Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She later returned to school at Saint Mary of the Woods where she obtained her Elementary Education teaching license.
Wendy has been involved with Center Grove Choirs since 2009. She has been married to her husband, Jim for 28 years and has three children, Christopher (27), Anna (22), and Elizabeth (18).
Music Department Secretary
Renee Skipper is a Center Grove Band and Color Guard alumnus who earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana Business College. Married to her husband, Kevin, for over twenty years, they have two daughters, McKenzie and Paige, who are also both CG graduates. She’s a proud supporter of the United States Air Force where her daughter and son-in-law are currently serving and loves spending time with family and friends enjoying the beautiful scenery at their lake house. Having taken a break from the business world to be a stay at home mom, Renee then taught pre-school at Emmanuel Church of Greenwood for several years. In the fall of 2012, Renee joined the CGHS Music Department sharing her passion for organization and performing arts.