Mr. Conner is currently the choral director, piano, and general music teacher at Trexler Middle School in Richlands. This is his first year at Trexler. Previously, he taught at Southwest Middle School for 10 years. Additionally, he has taught pre-kindergarten through high school and has served as music director in churches directing fully graded music programs.He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Appalachian State University and his Masters at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Mr. Conner is a member of the Music Educator’s National Conference, and the North Carolina Music Educator’s Association.
Mr. Curtis Conner
Degrees and Certifications:
BM in Music Performance at Appalachian State University
MCM in Church Music at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
I was born in Western North Carolina on a farm in a small town called Sugar Hill. Growing up, we raised beef cattle, fescue and orchard grass. A lot of time was spent mending fences, going to cattle sales, or working outdoors with my grandpa. My mom and dad worked a lot when I was a child, so most of my childhood was spent with my grandparents. My grandmother was my role model. I attended McDowell County Schools and graduated from McDowell High School in 2003. During middle school and high school, I played basketball, soccer, and track.
Throughout school, I was the "musical jock". My life was consumed with sports, music, family, and God. My life hasn't really changed that much from when I was a child. I still love sports, music, family, and God. My favorite love is music. I truly enjoy helping others enhance their gifts, as well as giving those that think they have no talent or can't sing a lick; a voice.
When I'm not consumed with music or school, I spend a lot of time with my family and trying to keep up with the trends in music. If you have any good beats or hits you would like me to check out, just let me know. I love all kinds of music.