Tara Callahan is a K-5 music educator in Broward County, Florida. Prior to her work with BCPS, she served as Choral Director for the Carlisle Public Schools in Carlisle, Massachusetts, where she conducted a variety of choirs for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade and taught classroom general music. There she directed the intergenerational Carlisle Community Chorus and taught private voice, guitar and piano with the Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord. Ms. Callahan has also taught chorus and music theory at Dedham High School in Dedham, Massachusetts and elementary general music in Central Florida.
Ms. Callahan holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from the Florida State University College of Music in Tallahassee. She studied voice with Christina Villaverde, Larry Gerber, Janice Harsanyi and Roy Delp, and conducting and choral methods with Judy Bowers, Kevin Fenton, Andre Thomas, and Kimberly Van Weelden. Ms. Callahan is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, the Florida Music Educators Association, the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association, and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She is a former member of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association’s Eastern District executive board.