(Director, Music Lessons)
Logan is from Texas, and has been in Arkansas for under a year. He graduated from Concordia University Texas in 2011 majoring in the Youth Ministry Field and minoring in "Worship in the Arts". He has had a love for music since his early youth, and has been performing since he was in 6th grade in both the classical and contemporary styles. Logan has training in drums/percussion, acoustic guitar and electric guitar, and voice, and also has been teaching privately in each of those fields. Logan also picked up a keen ear for music production along the way, and has since begun writing, recording, mixing, and producing songs and albums. He is proficient in Pro-Tools, and remains under the tutelage of some of Nashville's finest audio engineers. Logan also serves as the Director of the Little Rock School of the Arts as well as the youth minister for LRSotA's mother ministry Christ Little Rock. His dream is to inspire and change our community, our city, and our world with the power of music!
Catherine Martin McKnight is a native Arkansan. She graduated from Central High School in 1993 with Art Honors. She then majored in painting and minored in photography at the Kansas City Art Institute. After receiving her BFA from KCAI in 1997, she was a professional artist in Little Rock for 11 years. In 2008 Catherine decided to get her teaching certification at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During this time she taught Foundations, 2D, 3D, Graphic Design, Photography and Advanced Studio Art at Lutheran High School. She now is certified to teach PK-12th grade art. Catherine received her diploma for her Masters in Education in 2010. She currently teaches 7th and 8th grade art at Christ Lutheran School and is an adjunct professor in the Art Education Department at UALR. She is still actively painting, doing photography, making jewelry and fabric dyeing in her studio. Catherine is a member of the National Art Educators Association and attends the local and national conferences annually. Her experience with children began as a high school student when she assisted teachers at the Arkansas Art Center in the museum school, continued while serving with Children International in Americorps, active with Cub Scouts for 5 years, Director of Christ Lutheran School Aftercare program for 4 years and 7 years of teaching art.
Tabitha Wildhirt was raised in California and began music instruction at the age of 6. Tabitha's love of music extends to piano, brass, and voice. She graduated from Concordia University Irvine with a degree in Theatre Arts where all aspects of her creativity are used to their fullest extent. Teaching children and sharing her love of music and the arts has become her passion. Tabitha can be found most weekends spending many hours camping and exploring God's creation with her husband, 4 children and two dogs.
Micah Boswell- Drums, Percussion
Originally from the Little Rock area, Micah Boswell moved to Atlanta, Georgia and studied jazz and world music at the Atlanta Institute of music. After graduation, Micah stayed in the Atlanta area teaching and gigging, as well as working and giving private lessons at his alma matter. After a few years, he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to pursue gigging full time and toured both nationally and internationally with several groups and artists ranging in various styles of music. Recently back in the Little Rock area, Micah now serves as a drummer for New Life Church as well as teaching and gigging locally.
Phillip is from Washington State and moved to Little Rock in 2009. He plays Acoustic and Electric guitar, modern, jazz, and classical bass, but has experience in composition, piano, drums, violin, and vocals. His primary instrument, the guitar, has been his passion since he was young. Phillip holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Concordia University in Irvine, California, in Bass and Organ, but has also studied Jazz and Double Bass at Hope College, in Holland, Michigan. He currently serves as the Worship and Arts Director for Christ Little Rock, next door to Little Rock School of the Arts. Besides training and equipping countless volunteers to lead church services and Sundays, his passion has been teaching and preparing the next generation of musicians and artists through his work with Christ Lutheran School’s Chapel Band, Music Program, and Youth.
Andrea Hauser (Art of play)
Andrea is currently the Director of Children’s Ministries at Christ Little Rock. She is married to Pastor Dan and has three kids Elizabeth (9), Nate (7), and Hannah (7). She has a degree in education and has been teaching kids either in the classroom or in the children’s ministry role for over 15 years. She has a heart and passion for creative drama for every child, a child-centered approach through games, activities and play. The benefits of this kind of experiential learning go beyond line memorization and dance steps, and lead to deep learning across many skill areas including: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Flexibility and Adaptability, Initiative and Self-Direction. These skills will be crucial to ALL kids whether shy or outgoing as they grow up and have to give speeches, interview for jobs, or present a project to their boss. But it starts in K-2 with a lot of fun, pretending, and silliness!
DAniel Morris- (voice, Piano, Strings, beg. woodwind)
A native to Marshall, Arkansas, Daniel Morris has always been immersed in the world of music and music endeavors. He's currently attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, pursuing a Bachelor's of Music in Music Performance with vocal emphasis. Having been trained in piano, saxophone, and voice since 2008 under the instruction of tenured music professors throughout Arkansas, Daniel has performed roles in numerous productions since his move to Little Rock. These roles include: Chorus singer in Wicked, Chorus singer/Chamber soloist in Dido and Aeneas, Geronimo in Il matrimonio segreto, Henry in The Fantastiks, Hamlet from Thomas' Hamlet, Chorus singer in La Boheme, alongside numerous concerts hosted by UALR where he was a chosen soloist since 2012 and a featured soloist in UALR's Opera Scenes. Outside of his performance career, he has a large focus on education in music. Growing up in a small community with limited opportunities, Daniel began teaching private lessons in piano, flute, saxophone, and voice since 2010 to those who showed amplified interest in pursuing their musical talents. Education of music has been a large aspect of his own career from the love of spreading knowledge on an art form that some may not have the opportunity to learn otherwise.