Carlos Casilla-NovaUpper School Music and Choral Director
Carlos teaches Upper School music and is the Choral Director. Some of his classes include music theory, Parksingers (our Upper School chorus), and a Global Music and Cultures elective. He directs Eightnotes (our Upper School auditioned soprano and alto a cappella group) and Middle School Chorus, and he is also the music director for our fall musical production.
Carlos came to Park from the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where he served as the Pre-K-12 Performing Arts Department Chair, and the Director of Choirs, teaching 4th through 12th Grade choirs. In his role as the Pre-K-12 Department Chair, Carlos worked closely with the Upper School administration on student sectioning, faculty evaluations, and scope and sequence of the Performing Arts curriculum. Carlos is also the Artistic Director and Senior Honors Choir Conductor for the York County Honors Choirs in York, Pa., supporting and leading singers in the York county district.
In 2022, Carlos received the Outstanding Young Conductor Award by the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He holds a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Piano and Vocal Performance from William Carey University and Master of Music with a concentration in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University.