About the Teacher


Bachelor's of Music Education - Texas Tech University 1985

Masters of Music in Vocal Performance - Texas Tech University 1987

Teaching Experience:

Voice Teacher - Texas Tech University 1985-1987

Choral Director - Fort Stockton Middle School, Fort Stockton High School, Fort Stockton, TX 1987-1989

Choral Director - Leyva Junior High School, Carlsbad, NM 1989-1996

Choral Director - Central Kitsap Junior High School/Central Kitsap Middle School Silverdale, WA 1997 to Present

People to People leader 2000-2006 

People to People primary leader 2002-2004

CSTOCK (Central Stage Theatre of County Kitsap) Board Member Fall 2003 to Spring 2011, 2013 to present Vice-President May 2013 to 2015

Vocal Music Director for CSTOCK productions of: "Meet Me In St. Louis," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "The King and I," "West Side Story," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," "The 1940's Radio Hour," "Footloose," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "The Music Man," "Fame,"  "South Pacific," "Oliver!," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Shrek: The Musical," "The Spitfire Grill," "Pump Boys and Dinettes," and the BCT production of "Urinetown, the Musical".

Producer for CSTOCK productions of: "Scrooge," "Our Town," "Willy Wonka" (also Orchestra member), "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," "A Christmas Carol"

Performance Experience:

Solo Roles in Musical Theatre Productions

  • L.M.: "Pump Boys and Dinettes" Spring 2018 (CSTOCK)
  • Lord Farquaad: "Shrek: The Musical" Fall 2015  (CSTOCK)
  • Mr. Mushnik: "Little Shop of Horrors" Spring 2015  (CSTOCK)
  • Mr. Bumble: "Oliver!" Fall 2014   (CSTOCK)
  • Officer Lockstock: "Urinetown, the Musical" Spring 2013 (BCT)
  • Professor Callahan: "Legally Blonde" Fall 2012   (CSTOCK)
  • Uncle Henry/Guard: "The Wizard of Oz" Spring 2011  (CSTOCK)
  • Mr. Sheinkopf: "Fame" Fall 2010  (CSTOCK)
  • Oliver Hix: "The Music Man" Spring 2010  (CSTOCK)
  • Nanki Poo: "The Mikado" Spring 2009   (CSTOCK)
  • School Master Lemuel Dobbins: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Fall 2008  (CSTOCK)
  • Trevor Graydon: "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Spring 2008 (CSTOCK)
  • Coach Bolton: "High School Musical" Fall 2007 (POCT) (first weekend only)
  • Cogsworth: Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Winter 2006 (CSTOCK)
  • Rev. Shaw Moore: "Footloose" Fall 2006 (CSTOCK)
  • Johnny Cantone: "The 1940's Radio Hour" Winter 2005 (CSTOCK)
  • Storyteller: "Children of Eden" Fall 2005 (CSTOCK)
  • Chairman: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" Spring 2005 (CSTOCK)
  • Officer Krupke: "West Side Story" Fall 2004 (CSTOCK)
  • Sir Edward Stanley: "The King and I" Spring 2004 (CSTOCK)
  • Suitor: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" Fall 2003, Silverdale, WA (CSTOCK)
  • Nigel Rancour: "Something's Afoot" Spring 2003, Silverdale, WA (CSTOCK)
  • Ernie: "A Wonderful Life", Fall 2002, Silverdale, WA (CSTOCK)
  • Patrick Martin: "Little Shop of Horrors", Fall 2002,   Silverdale WA (CSTOCK)
  • Hank Munson: "State Fair", Spring 2002, Silverdale WA (CSTOCK)
  • Alonzo Smith: "Meet Me In St. Louis", Fall 2001, Silverdale WA (CSTOCK)
  • Stuart Dalrymple: "Brigadoon", Fall 1998, Silverdale WA (CSTOCK)
  • Minstrel: "Once Upon a Mattress", Summer 1993, Alpine, TX (SRU)
  • Bill Starbuck: "110 in the Shade", Summer 1992, Carlsbad, NM (CCT)
  • Arthur: "Camelot", Summer 1991, Carlsbad, NM. (CCT)
  • Sid Sorokin: "The Pajama Game", Summer 1990, Carlsbad, NM. (CCT)
  • Linus: "Snoopy!", Spring 1989, Ft. Stockton, TX.
  • Mr. Snow (Enoch): "Carousel", Summer 1987, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Snake: "The Diary of Adam and Eve", Spring 1987, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Lord Tolloler: "Iolanthe", Summer 1986, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Herald: "Cinderella", Summer 1986, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Bulgarian soldier, Spanish Don, Citizen/Cartegenia: "Candide", Spring 1986, Lubbock, TX.(TTU)
  • Second Priest and First Man in Armour: "The Magic Flute", Fall 1985, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Understudy; Tamino: "The Magic Flute", Fall 1985, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Nanki Poo:  "The Mikado", Summer 1985, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Jerome: "Merrily We Roll Along", Summer 1985, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Basilio: "The Marriage of Figaro" scenes, Spring 1985, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Fenton: "Falstaff" scenes, Spring 1985, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Nuradin: "The Cadi Outwitted", Fall 1984, Dallas TX.
  • Aegeon: "The Boys from Syracuse", Summer 1984, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Marco: "The Gondoliers", Fall 1983, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Bishop and Captain: "Anything Goes", Summer 1983, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Von Asterberg: "The Student Prince", Spring 1983, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Gaston: "La Traviata", Fall 1982, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • First Priest: "Jesus Christ Superstar", Summer 1982, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Lord Tolloler: "Iolanthe" scenes, Spring, 1982, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Dr. Blind: "Die Fledermaus", Fall 1981, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Fred Denham: "Oklahoma!", Summer 1981, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Bartley: "Riders to the Sea", Fall 1980, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Tamino: "Die Zauberflüte" scenes, Spring 1980, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • Second Cockney: "My Fair Lady", Spring 1980, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)

Choral Roles in Musical Theatre Productions

  • "La Boheme", Fall 1997, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Opera)
  • "Trial by Jury", Spring 1987, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • "H.M.S. Pinafore", Summer 1983, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • "The Pirates of Penzance", Summer 1982, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • "110 in the Shade", Summer 1981, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)
  • "Faust", Fall 1979, Lubbock, TX. (TTU)

As Orchestra Member

"South Pacific," "Willy Wonka," "A Christmas Carol"

Solo Appearances and Other Community Service

Soloist and Chorus Member Bremerton, WA Symphony Chorale 1998-2000, 2005

Guest Soloist: Holiday Magic two times, Community Choir Concerts, Handel's  Messiah, First Baptist Church, Carlsbad, NM.

Helped produce the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Talent Show - 1989-1996

Guest Soloist: Christmas Oratorio, Camille Saint-Saëns. Director: Jerry Minster. First United Methodist Church. Dec. 15th, 1985.  Plainview, Tx.

Madrigal Singer: The Ninth Annual Madrigal Dinner, Director; Donald Bailey, Texas Tech University, Fall 1985. Lubbock, TX.

Madrigal Singer: Uns Ist Ein Kindgeboren, Cantata No. 142, J. S. Bach. Tenor soloist. Director; Donald Bailey, Bach-A-Thon, Sep. 20th, 1985. Lubbock, Tx. Choral concert, Texas Tech University.  Dec. 5th, 1985. Lubbock, Tx. 

Guest Soloist: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, (1790) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Director; Donald Bailey. Texas Tech University, Spring 1985. Lubbock, TX.

Madrigal Singer: The Eighth Annual Madrigal Dinner, Director; Donald Bailey, Texas Tech University, Fall 1984. Lubbock, TX.

Guest Soloist: The Messiah, George Frederick Handel. Director; Ralph Kaler. First United Methodist Church. April 29, 1984. Roswell, NM.

Guest Soloist: Music of the Romantic Period, Director; John Rutter. "Sanctus" from  Messe Solennelle, Charles Gounod. First United Methodist Church. March 25,1984. Lubbock, TX

Composer of New Mexico Official State Western Song "Wonderful Land, New Mexico" recorded in House Bill (HB) 579 April 1995.


I believe that the choral music education program at Central Kitsap Middle School should be available to all students who desire to participate. I further believe music should be considered an essential and integral part of the school program. Choral groups should strive to perform at the highest possible artistic level consistent with the experience and maturity of the group. Also, the music education program should provide a fundamental and basic musical experience.  Charles Platten