Athens Drive Magnet High School

Choral Department

Choral Placement for 2020-2021

We are currently waiting on information from the head of arts for the district on how we should conduct our auditions in the current scenario. Until then, please register this way...

  • People who took Beginning Chorus (Mixed Chorus this past Fall), please register for Intermediate Chorus (Spring 2021).
  • People who took Intermediate Chorus (Mixed Chorus this current Spring), please register for Intermediate Chorus (Spring 2021)
  • People who took Treble Choir (Proficient) at all this past year, please register for Proficient next year. Please try to register for both Fall and Spring Semester if possible.
  • People who took Vocal Ensemble (Advanced Vocal Ensemble) at all this past year, please register for Advanced Vocal Ensemble next year. Please register for both Fall and Spring Semester.

With all that is going on in the world, everyone please stay safe and healthy!

First Week Letter/Checklist

Handbook Signature Page


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Please take note that Spring Cafe is Postponed!

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WCPSS has suspended all Field Trips. Students who have made payments on the trips will be refunded. Fundraising money from our various fundraisers will remain in students Choral Accounts.

Meet The Director

Michael Santangelo is very excited to be starting his third year as part of the Athens Drive family. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Crane School of Music in voice and choral singing. While at Crane, Michael was a member of the Potsdam Pointercounts, SUNY Potsdam’s only all male a cappella group. In addition to his a cappella singing, Michael has a large background in recording and music technology.

As a musician, he has played for the First National Tour of Disney's High School Musical, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Branson MO production) and many regional theater productions including Tommy, All Shook Up, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, and Bat Boy. In Raleigh, Michael has musically directed NCT Conservatory's Master Summer Theatre Arts School productions of In The Heights, Jesus Christ Superstar, Crazy for You, Oklahoma, and Pippin. He has played in the orchestra’s for NCT's Altar Boys, The Little Mermaid, A Chorus Line, Spamalot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty and the Beast, and Spamalot. He has musically directed shows for Theatre Raleigh, Raleigh Little Theatre, Justice Theater Project, and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.

As an educator, Michael has been a teacher in the NY public school system as well as many years of after school and summer theatre programs. He currently works with North Carolina Theatre Conservatory teaching voice, piano, and theatre classes. Michael comes to NC with over 15 years experience in music and theatre education.