Choir Director

Janine Kirstein is in her tenth year as director of the Gresham High School choir program. Her prior teaching experience includes Sam Barlow High School, Portland State University, Centennial Middle School and Lynch View Elementary. She has maintained a private vocal studio for 25 years which has produced many State Champions.

Janine holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Oregon and a Master of Music from Portland State University. Under her direction, the Gresham High School Concert Choir has consistently led the Mt. Hood Conference and placed in the top five at the OSAA State Choir Championships six times since 2004. In 2005, after the GHS Choir placed second at the OSAA State Choir Championships, Janine was chosen by Portland Monthly Magazine as one of 10 Superstar Teachers from the Portland area. During her time as a vocal instructor at Portland State University, she also sang with Choral Cross Ties under the direction of Dr. Bruce Browne. Janine is a member of MENC, OMEA and ACDA.