Tessa August, director
Tessa August took over the reins as director of Spirit of the Lakes Chorus in July 2015, after the retirement of co-directors Joe and Kay Liles. August received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance in 2012 from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. While at St. Norbert, she studied in the Voice Studio of Dr. Michael Rosewall with an emphasis in Classical and Opera. She was very involved in Chamber Singers, Women's Choir, Vocal Jazz, St. Norbert Abbey Singers, and Knight Theatre during her years at St. Norbert College. A native of Walworth, WI, August moved back to the Lake Geneva area and is currently the full time Sales Manager at Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, and part-time Sales Manager at Gino's East. She has stayed very involved with music by teaching private voice and beginner piano lessons. She also directs the musical productions at her high school alma mater, Big Foot High School in Walworth. Tessa is the daughter of Steve and Gail August, Walworth, WI. She is thrilled to be the new director of Spirit of the Lakes. She said that this group has accomplished so much, and will continue to do so. "This is a wonderful group of women. They all have so much talent to share!"