Mr. Cooper is in his twenty-second year of directing high school choirs. Tim holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Masters in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. Prior to his position at Lincoln Park he was the director of choirs and bands at Round Lake High School in northern Illinois.
He is also an avid performer and baritone soloist, and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Russian Kirov Symphony Chorus. Tim has also served as an ILMEA District 1 Senior Chorus Co-Chairperson.
In addition to Chamber Singers he also directs the Bass Choirs, Treble Chorale and teaches Computer Science. He also is the co-director for the school musical and directs the Barbershop quartet.
Mr. Kendall has taught music in Chicago Public Schools for 16 years and this is his 10th year at Lincoln Park High School. He studied music education at Goshen College, has a MA in Teacher Leadership from Roosevelt University, and is a National Board certified teacher. During the pandemic, he obtained an additional teaching endorsement in Computer Science and enjoys the connections and overlap between CS and music. He currently teaches Music Theory for music majors, Intermediate Treble Choir, Exploring Computer Science, and AP Computer Science Principles. Outside of LPHS, Philip enjoys baking, traveling, caring for his plants, attending concerts/theater, exercising, and singing and conducting with Lux Cantorum, a local sacred music choir.
Mr. Kendall teaches Beginning Treble Choir, Intermediate Treble Choir and Music Theory.
Mr. Martin has been teaching choral music for 10 years. He grew up in Denver, CO and moved to the Chicago area in 2008 to study voice performance and music education at Northwestern Illinois.
Mr. Martin loves teaching music at LP because there is such a fantastic department of excellent musicians and teachers.
"I get to make beautiful music with hard-working students across the department. My favorite thing I do all year is prepare a major work which features students from choir, band, and orchestra. This year we performed John Rutter's Requiem and you'll have to check back next winter for 2023's performance! Everyone should join choir because everyone has the ability to sing and has something to learn by making music together!"
Mr. Martin teaches Intermediate Treble Choir, Advanced Treble Choir, Concert Choir, and Beginning Piano.