River Oaks Baptist School and KIPP NEXUS
This group is in their first year of collaboration. ROBS' middle school choir, lead by Leigh Shipman, will be singing with KIPP NEXUS' elementary singers and their teacher, Rameen Chahabaghi. We are. excited!
More about ROBS https://www.robs.org/#
More about KIPP NEXUS https://kipphouston.org/nexus-ms
Rameen Chaharbaghi is a Maryland- and Texas-certified music educator who heads the music department at KIPP NEXUS Primary School, home of the bobcats. In addition to his passion for teaching, Rameen is a professional baritone who has performed with opera companies throughout the country, including outreach tours with Portland Opera and Houston Grand Opera. His concert work has included the baritone solos in Bach's Mass in B Minor, Durufle's Messe cum jubilo, and Graun's Der Tod Jesu. He is a proud member of the prestigious Houston Chamber Choir. Rameen holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Maryland and a Master of Music from the University of Houston.
After growing up in Brazil with two Southern Baptist music missionary parents, soprano Leigh Shipman followed in their footsteps by attending Stetson University in Florida for her Bachelor of Music Education and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth for her Master of Music. Her solo career has included performances in opera, oratorio, musical theater, community and sacred concerts, recitals, and master classes throughout the United States, Brazil, England, Israel and Eastern Europe. At First Presbyterian Church of Houston, she has served during her entire Houston tenure as a soprano soloist/section leader in two adult choirs. She also directs the church’s Resound! 6th-12th grade youth choir. Leigh is in her seventh year at River Oaks Baptist School as the Middle School Music Teacher. Leigh has taught public school elementary music and has also directed church children’s choirs and handbell choirs through the years. She also served as a youth director in addition to directing several choirs in a Methodist church.