Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Chuck Pineda
Mr. José Carlos "Chuck" Pineda is Director of Choirs at both Boerne Middle School South & Mark T. Voss Middle School. Mr. Pineda holds a master’s in music education from Texas Tech University and Bachelors in Vocal Music Education from the University of North Texas. With 14 years of teaching experience, Mr. Pineda has taught kindergarten to college level learners. His students have performed in All-Region Concerts, Texas Choral Directors Association State Conference Choirs, and the Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference Choirs.
Mr. Pineda holds certifications in Kodály & Orff Schulwerk pedagogical teaching approaches from Texas Tech & Southern Methodist University respectively. With an interest in medieval vocal & instrumental music, Mr. Pineda completed a certification in Early Music Performance Practice from Texas Tech University. Currently, Mr. Pineda is pursuing an endorsement through Choral Music Experience form Michigan State University. He has worked with the Dallas Children's Chorus, West Texas Children's Choir, and Michigan State Youth Choir. An Active singer, Mr. Pineda is a member of the San Antonio Choral Society and will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York (June 2020).
A Texas native, Mr. Pineda is originally from El Paso, TX and is thrilled to call the San Antonio Area home. He enjoys reading, movies, online games, pets, traveling and cooking. His favorite musicians include Elton John, Dolly Parton, Ben Platt, Kelly Clarkson, Khalid, René Fleming, and the students he teaches!
Who are you?
I am somebody! I was somebody when I came, and I’ll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful and I am strong. I deserve the education I get here. I have things to do, people to impress and places to go. It’s easy to be ordinary. It takes courage to excel. Excel I must!
Who are we?
We are artists, communicators and storytellers. We are a community of singers where ALL belong, and NO ONE sits on the sideline. We are exceptional – not because we say it, but because we work hard. We are dedicated, committed and focused. It’s easy to be ordinary. It takes courage to excel. Excel WE must!
What do we believe?
We believe that music can heal the wounds that medicine cannot touch. We believe in never succumbing to mediocrity, uncertainty or fear. We believe we will never fail because we never give up. We believe in respecting ourselves and in doing so, respecting all people. We believe in responsibilities to our families, community and world. We believe in ourselves. We believe.