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Sounds of Home Chorus

Gateway Chamber Orchestra, with the support of the Tennessee Arts Commission, offers active-duty military, veteran service members and their spouses the opportunity to join a new choral ensemble to promote creative expression through music. The Sounds of Home Chorus is now in its second year, and continues to grow within the community.


“Music is a part of humanity from the earliest of time through lullabies, until the end of life with a requiem,” says Chorus Director Kristina Waugh. “Music can help us celebrate many events in life, as well as get us through some of the tough times.”


Want to join the chorus? Contact Kristina Waugh at

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Kristina Waugh

Chorus Director, Sounds of Home

Kristina Waugh has been teaching music for the past 18 years. She is currently teaching choir at Rossview High School in Clarksville, Tennessee.  In the summer, Kristina teaches choral methodology and folk song research in the Master’s program of the Kodály Institute at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.


She received her Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music in Music Education, and Kodály Certification from Capital University. Kristina also studied at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary.


Kristina serves on the OAKE National Honor Choir Committee. Kristina is the 2019 Teacher of the Year for Rossivew Middle School and she was recently selected as one of 34 music teachers in the country to be honored as a Country Music Association Teacher of Excellence in 2018.  In 2013, Kristina received a WTHI TV Golden Apple award for her teaching at Northview High School in Brazil, Indiana.

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