Directors

Connie Mulligan

Director

Connie is the Junior High/High School vocal music director in the Mt. Zion Community School District. She has been a music educator for over 26 years and has enjoyed returning to the Mt. Zion show choir family. Connie first came to Mt. Zion as the director of the Swingsations in 1991, and teamed up with Roberta Vest the following year to start the unisex group, Les Femmes. Connie has also been the director of the Sullivan Singers, Pekin Noteables, Decatur’s Elite Energy, and she was proud to start the Glenwood-Chatham show choir program. Being from Central Illinois and graduating from Eastern Illinois University, Connie has been able to be on staff at the EIU summer music camps, direct the Decatur Park Singers, perform on stage at the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, IL, as well as serve as the LTOTS Company Manager, and is a sought after adjudicator and clinician. Her favorite part of life is spending time with family; daughter Sydni and son Sam.

Heather Pistorius

Assistant Director

Heather has her Bachelor degrees in Music Business and Music Education, with a Vocal Performance Certificate, from Elmhurst College. She has been part of the staff of the Grammy award-winning program at Waubonsie Valley High School, was a conductor, production manager, bookings manager and group travel coordinator for the internationally acclaimed Chicago Children’s Choir, and is currently on staff as the assistant director at Mt. Zion High School, the choral director at Johns Hill Magnet School, and co-director for Decatur’s junior high show choir, Collective Sound. At Johns Hill, Heather teaches K-8th grade general music classes and has five choirs, including Xperience! show choir. During the school year, she also teaches private voice lessons and judges show choir competitions throughout the Midwest. In the summer months, she is on staff with Showchoir Camps of America and is the co-director/choreographer of the show choir camp through the Mt. Zion Recreation Department.

Dwight Jordan

Choreographer

Dwight is a director/choreographer/producer out of Naperville, IL, a Chicago suburb. Mr. Jordan is co-founder and co-director of Showchoir Camps of America, Inc. He is recognized as an innovator and trendsetter in show choir staging and choreography. He has directed and choreographed numerous award-winning junior high, high school and college show choirs from across the United States. In addition, Mr. Jordan writes, directs and choreographs stage productions for the Silver Dollar City Theme Park and the Showboat Branson Belle, in Branson, Missouri. In 1996, Dwight led a team of top industry professionals, who designed the new Entertainment Arts Program for the Walt Disney Company. You may have seen him on national television as one of the judges for the Miss America Pageant. Mr. Jordan resides with his talented wife, Kari, and has three children, Greg, Ellie and Jeff.

Kelly Sullivan

Accompanist

Kelly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from Illinois State University. She has been playing piano professionally for over 20 years. Her first introduction to choral music (both as a singer, dancer, and instrumentalist) was with the Sullivan Singers under the direction of David Fehr. In years 2014 and 2015, Kelly accompanied this group under the direction of Connie Mulligan. She is the assistant organist at the First Christian Church in Sullivan, IL, as well as the choir accompanist under the direction of Debbie Seelhoeffer. Throughout her career, she has accompanied various groups, choirs, vocalists, solo instrumentalists, along with dance and musical theater productions at The Little Theatre on the Squareand is held in high regard as an accompanist and collaborative musician by both singers and instrumentalists.

Connie Mulligan

Director

Connie is the Junior High/High School vocal music director in the Mt. Zion Community School District. She has been a music educator for over 26 years and has enjoyed returning to the Mt. Zion show choir family. Connie first came to Mt. Zion as the director of the Swingsations in 1991, and teamed up with Roberta Vest the following year to start the unisex group, Les Femmes. Connie has also been the director of the Sullivan Singers, Pekin Noteables, Decatur’s Elite Energy, and she was proud to start the Glenwood-Chatham show choir program. Being from Central Illinois and graduating from Eastern Illinois University, Connie has been able to be on staff at the EIU summer music camps, direct the Decatur Park Singers, perform on stage at the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, IL, as well as serve as the LTOTS Company Manager, and is a sought after adjudicator and clinician. Her favorite part of life is spending time with family; daughter Sydni and son Sam.

Heather Pistorius

Assistant Director

Heather has her Bachelor degrees in Music Business and Music Education, with a Vocal Performance Certificate, from Elmhurst College. She has been part of the staff of the Grammy award-winning program at Waubonsie Valley High School, was a conductor, production manager, bookings manager and group travel coordinator for the internationally acclaimed Chicago Children’s Choir, and is currently on staff as the assistant director at Mt. Zion High School, the choral director at Johns Hill Magnet School, and co-director for Decatur’s junior high show choir, Collective Sound. At Johns Hill, Heather teaches K-8th grade general music classes and has five choirs, including Xperience! show choir. During the school year, she also teaches private voice lessons and judges show choir competitions throughout the Midwest. In the summer months, she is on staff with Showchoir Camps of America and is the co-director/choreographer of the show choir camp through the Mt. Zion Recreation Department.

Cyndi Johnson

Assistant Director

Cyndi Johnson, a cum laude graduate, received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Millikin University. She is also an alumni of the Edgewood High School “Music Warehouse.” Her teaching career began in Arthur, Illinois, teaching vocal music to K – 12th grade students and directing the Arthur show choirs for two years, before moving to Mt. Zion to be the assistant director of the junior high/high school show choir program. She has served as the vocal director for the Decatur Park Singers and the Greater Decatur Chorale, been on staff at Eastern Illinois University Show Choir Camp, as well as working as an adjudicator and clinician for various Illinois music festivals and show choir invitationals. Cyndi currently continues the tradition of excellence in the Mt. Zion Community School District by teaching Intermediate Chorus, two auditioned honors’ choirs, and is the assistant director for the junior high show choir Sound System. Her love of music is shared with her husband, Kevin, and children Nate, Gabe and Isaiah.

Dwight Jordan

Choreographer

Dwight is a director/choreographer/producer out of Naperville, IL, a Chicago suburb. Mr. Jordan is co-founder and co-director of Showchoir Camps of America, Inc. He is recognized as an innovator and trendsetter in show choir staging and choreography. He has directed and choreographed numerous award-winning junior high, high school and college show choirs from across the United States. In addition, Mr. Jordan writes, directs and choreographs stage productions for the Silver Dollar City Theme Park and the Showboat Branson Belle, in Branson, Missouri. In 1996, Dwight led a team of top industry professionals, who designed the new Entertainment Arts Program for the Walt Disney Company. You may have seen him on national television as one of the judges for the Miss America Pageant. Mr. Jordan resides with his talented wife, Kari, and has three children, Greg, Ellie and Jeff.

Kelly Sullivan

Accompanist

Kelly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from Illinois State University. She has been playing piano professionally for over 20 years. Her first introduction to choral music (both as a singer, dancer, and instrumentalist) was with the Sullivan Singers under the direction of David Fehr. In years 2014 and 2015, Kelly accompanied this group under the direction of Connie Mulligan. She is the assistant organist at the First Christian Church in Sullivan, IL, as well as the choir accompanist under the direction of Debbie Seelhoeffer. Throughout her career, she has accompanied various groups, choirs, vocalists, solo instrumentalists, along with dance and musical theater productions at The Little Theatre on the Squareand is held in high regard as an accompanist and collaborative musician by both singers and instrumentalists.

Connie Mulligan

Director

Connie is the Junior High/High School vocal music director in the Mt. Zion Community School District. She has been a music educator for over 26 years and has enjoyed returning to the Mt. Zion show choir family. Connie first came to Mt. Zion as the director of the Swingsations in 1991, and teamed up with Roberta Vest the following year to start the unisex group, Les Femmes. Connie has also been the director of the Sullivan Singers, Pekin Noteables, Decatur’s Elite Energy, and she was proud to start the Glenwood-Chatham show choir program. Being from Central Illinois and graduating from Eastern Illinois University, Connie has been able to be on staff at the EIU summer music camps, direct the Decatur Park Singers, perform on stage at the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, IL, as well as serve as the LTOTS Company Manager, and is a sought after adjudicator and clinician. Her favorite part of life is spending time with family; daughter Sydni and son Sam.

Heather Pistorius

Assistant Director

Heather has her Bachelor degrees in Music Business and Music Education, with a Vocal Performance Certificate, from Elmhurst College. She has been part of the staff of the Grammy award-winning program at Waubonsie Valley High School, was a conductor, production manager, bookings manager and group travel coordinator for the internationally acclaimed Chicago Children’s Choir, and is currently on staff as the assistant director at Mt. Zion High School, the choral director at Johns Hill Magnet School, and co-director for Decatur’s junior high show choir, Collective Sound. At Johns Hill, Heather teaches K-8th grade general music classes and has five choirs, including Xperience! show choir. During the school year, she also teaches private voice lessons and judges show choir competitions throughout the Midwest. In the summer months, she is on staff with Showchoir Camps of America and is the co-director/choreographer of the show choir camp through the Mt. Zion Recreation Department.

Cyndi Johnson

Assistant Director

Cyndi Johnson, a cum laude graduate, received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Millikin University. She is also an alumni of the Edgewood High School “Music Warehouse.” Her teaching career began in Arthur, Illinois, teaching vocal music to K – 12th grade students and directing the Arthur show choirs for two years, before moving to Mt. Zion to be the assistant director of the junior high/high school show choir program. She has served as the vocal director for the Decatur Park Singers and the Greater Decatur Chorale, been on staff at Eastern Illinois University Show Choir Camp, as well as working as an adjudicator and clinician for various Illinois music festivals and show choir invitationals. Cyndi currently continues the tradition of excellence in the Mt. Zion Community School District by teaching Intermediate Chorus, two auditioned honors’ choirs, and is the assistant director for the junior high show choir Sound System. Her love of music is shared with her husband, Kevin, and children Nate, Gabe and Isaiah.

Dwight Jordan

Choreographer

Dwight is a director/choreographer/producer out of Naperville, IL, a Chicago suburb. Mr. Jordan is co-founder and co-director of Showchoir Camps of America, Inc. He is recognized as an innovator and trendsetter in show choir staging and choreography. He has directed and choreographed numerous award-winning junior high, high school and college show choirs from across the United States. In addition, Mr. Jordan writes, directs and choreographs stage productions for the Silver Dollar City Theme Park and the Showboat Branson Belle, in Branson, Missouri. In 1996, Dwight led a team of top industry professionals, who designed the new Entertainment Arts Program for the Walt Disney Company. You may have seen him on national television as one of the judges for the Miss America Pageant. Mr. Jordan resides with his talented wife, Kari, and has three children, Greg, Ellie and Jeff.

Kelly Sullivan

Accompanist

Kelly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from Illinois State University. She has been playing piano professionally for over 20 years. Her first introduction to choral music (both as a singer, dancer, and instrumentalist) was with the Sullivan Singers under the direction of David Fehr. In years 2014 and 2015, Kelly accompanied this group under the direction of Connie Mulligan. She is the assistant organist at the First Christian Church in Sullivan, IL, as well as the choir accompanist under the direction of Debbie Seelhoeffer. Throughout her career, she has accompanied various groups, choirs, vocalists, solo instrumentalists, along with dance and musical theater productions at The Little Theatre on the Squareand is held in high regard as an accompanist and collaborative musician by both singers and instrumentalists.

Connie Mulligan

Director

Connie is the Junior High/High School vocal music director in the Mt. Zion Community School District. She has been a music educator for over 26 years and has enjoyed returning to the Mt. Zion show choir family. Connie first came to Mt. Zion as the director of the Swingsations in 1991, and teamed up with Roberta Vest the following year to start the unisex group, Les Femmes. Connie has also been the director of the Sullivan Singers, Pekin Noteables, Decatur’s Elite Energy, and she was proud to start the Glenwood-Chatham show choir program. Being from Central Illinois and graduating from Eastern Illinois University, Connie has been able to be on staff at the EIU summer music camps, direct the Decatur Park Singers, perform on stage at the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, IL, as well as serve as the LTOTS Company Manager, and is a sought after adjudicator and clinician. Her favorite part of life is spending time with family; daughter Sydni and son Sam.

Heather Pistorius

Assistant Director

Heather has her Bachelor degrees in Music Business and Music Education, with a Vocal Performance Certificate, from Elmhurst College. She has been part of the staff of the Grammy award-winning program at Waubonsie Valley High School, was a conductor, production manager, bookings manager and group travel coordinator for the internationally acclaimed Chicago Children’s Choir, and is currently on staff as the assistant director at Mt. Zion High School, the choral director at Johns Hill Magnet School, and co-director for Decatur’s junior high show choir, Collective Sound. At Johns Hill, Heather teaches K-8th grade general music classes and has five choirs, including Xperience! show choir. During the school year, she also teaches private voice lessons and judges show choir competitions throughout the Midwest. In the summer months, she is on staff with Showchoir Camps of America and is the co-director/choreographer of the show choir camp through the Mt. Zion Recreation Department.

Cyndi Johnson

Assistant Director

Cyndi Johnson, a cum laude graduate, received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Millikin University. She is also an alumni of the Edgewood High School “Music Warehouse.” Her teaching career began in Arthur, Illinois, teaching vocal music to K – 12th grade students and directing the Arthur show choirs for two years, before moving to Mt. Zion to be the assistant director of the junior high/high school show choir program. She has served as the vocal director for the Decatur Park Singers and the Greater Decatur Chorale, been on staff at Eastern Illinois University Show Choir Camp, as well as working as an adjudicator and clinician for various Illinois music festivals and show choir invitationals. Cyndi currently continues the tradition of excellence in the Mt. Zion Community School District by teaching Intermediate Chorus, two auditioned honors’ choirs, and is the assistant director for the junior high show choir Sound System. Her love of music is shared with her husband, Kevin, and children Nate, Gabe and Isaiah.

Dwight Jordan

Choreographer

Dwight is a director/choreographer/producer out of Naperville, IL, a Chicago suburb. Mr. Jordan is co-founder and co-director of Showchoir Camps of America, Inc. He is recognized as an innovator and trendsetter in show choir staging and choreography. He has directed and choreographed numerous award-winning junior high, high school and college show choirs from across the United States. In addition, Mr. Jordan writes, directs and choreographs stage productions for the Silver Dollar City Theme Park and the Showboat Branson Belle, in Branson, Missouri. In 1996, Dwight led a team of top industry professionals, who designed the new Entertainment Arts Program for the Walt Disney Company. You may have seen him on national television as one of the judges for the Miss America Pageant. Mr. Jordan resides with his talented wife, Kari, and has three children, Greg, Ellie and Jeff.

Kelly Sullivan

Accompanist

Kelly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from Illinois State University. She has been playing piano professionally for over 20 years. Her first introduction to choral music (both as a singer, dancer, and instrumentalist) was with the Sullivan Singers under the direction of David Fehr. In years 2014 and 2015, Kelly accompanied this group under the direction of Connie Mulligan. She is the assistant organist at the First Christian Church in Sullivan, IL, as well as the choir accompanist under the direction of Debbie Seelhoeffer. Throughout her career, she has accompanied various groups, choirs, vocalists, solo instrumentalists, along with dance and musical theater productions at The Little Theatre on the Squareand is held in high regard as an accompanist and collaborative musician by both singers and instrumentalists.

Connie Mulligan

Director

Connie is the Junior High/High School vocal music director in the Mt. Zion Community School District. She has been a music educator for over 26 years and has enjoyed returning to the Mt. Zion show choir family. Connie first came to Mt. Zion as the director of the Swingsations in 1991, and teamed up with Roberta Vest the following year to start the unisex group, Les Femmes. Connie has also been the director of the Sullivan Singers, Pekin Noteables, Decatur’s Elite Energy, and she was proud to start the Glenwood-Chatham show choir program. Being from Central Illinois and graduating from Eastern Illinois University, Connie has been able to be on staff at the EIU summer music camps, direct the Decatur Park Singers, perform on stage at the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, IL, as well as serve as the LTOTS Company Manager, and is a sought after adjudicator and clinician. Her favorite part of life is spending time with family; daughter Sydni and son Sam.

Cyndi Johnson

Assistant Director

Cyndi Johnson, a cum laude graduate, received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Millikin University. She is also an alumni of the Edgewood High School “Music Warehouse.” Her teaching career began in Arthur, Illinois, teaching vocal music to K – 12th grade students and directing the Arthur show choirs for two years, before moving to Mt. Zion to be the assistant director of the junior high/high school show choir program. She has served as the vocal director for the Decatur Park Singers and the Greater Decatur Chorale, been on staff at Eastern Illinois University Show Choir Camp, as well as working as an adjudicator and clinician for various Illinois music festivals and show choir invitationals. Cyndi currently continues the tradition of excellence in the Mt. Zion Community School District by teaching Intermediate Chorus, two auditioned honors’ choirs, and is the assistant director for the junior high show choir Sound System. Her love of music is shared with her husband, Kevin, and children Nate, Gabe and Isaiah.

Sam Mulligan

Choreographer

Sam Mulligan is a senior commercial voice major at Belmont University. Sam got his start in music with his participation in show choir at a young age. He is a graduate of Mt. Zion High School and an alumni of the Swingsations. Since then, Sam has been pursuing a career as a Pop/R&B artist and musician in Nashville. Music City has offered him some incredible musical experiences and opportunities throughout the last four years including singing background vocals for Josh Groban, playing professional shows as an artist around town, and getting to go on tour as a professional background vocalist. Sam keeps busy doing studio session work, writing music, and taking dance classes around Nashville. Sam will be releasing his debut single “IDWK” on January 17, 2020, on all streaming platforms. This will be one of five songs that Sam plans to release throughout 2020, with an EP to follow this summer. Along with his artist career, Sam continues to travel as a freelance choreographer and clinician to many esteemed show choir programs across the midwest. Over the past few years, he’s been lucky enough to work with the Mt. Zion Swingsations, Wheaton Warrenville Classics, Waubonsie Valley Sound Check, Crete Cavaliers, as well as Mt. Zion and Decatur junior high programs.

Cyndi Johnson

Assistant Director

Cyndi Johnson, a cum laude graduate, received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Millikin University. She is also an alumni of the Edgewood High School “Music Warehouse.” Her teaching career began in Arthur, Illinois, teaching vocal music to K – 12th grade students and directing the Arthur show choirs for two years, before moving to Mt. Zion to be the assistant director of the junior high/high school show choir program. She has served as the vocal director for the Decatur Park Singers and the Greater Decatur Chorale, been on staff at Eastern Illinois University Show Choir Camp, as well as working as an adjudicator and clinician for various Illinois music festivals and show choir invitationals. Cyndi currently continues the tradition of excellence in the Mt. Zion Community School District by teaching Intermediate Chorus, two auditioned honors’ choirs, and is the assistant director for the junior high show choir Sound System. Her love of music is shared with her husband, Kevin, and children Nate, Gabe and Isaiah.