Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Konopka is the orchestra director at ZES. She taught for many years in non-profit music education programs prior to joining WCPSS, and is currently a Teaching Artist for Raleigh’s Kidznotes after-school music program. As a performer, Ms. Konopka has concertized throughout the United States. A Colorado native, Ms. Konopka earned degrees from the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Alabama, and received her Teaching Certificate and Licensure from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD. She is enthusiastically creating a unique, rigorous, and musically fulfilling experience for all orchestra students at ZES! Feel free to reach out with suggestions or community opportunities.