Hope Milthaler is currently the Director of High School Choral Activities, AP Music Theory instructor, and the 7-12 Music Department Chair for the Kings Local School District. She holds a double Masters Degree in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wright State University. She grew up in New Lebanon, OH, where she graduated in 1995 and eventually began her teaching career alongside her mentor, Mr. David L. Keener. Under her direction since 2004, Kings Choirs have performed in A Gwyneth Walker Tribute with the Ohio University Choral Program in Athens, OH, Walt Disney World’s Candlelight Processional in Orlando, FL, WCET’s Cincinnati High Notes, Handel’s Messiah with Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH, PLAY! A Video Game Symphony with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, OH. They have received superior ratings in OMEA large group contests and have also performed in Chicago, IL, Gatlinburg, TN, Nashville, TN, and St. Louis, MO. Milthaler also serves as OMEA District XIII High School Honor Choir Chairperson and as music director for the Kings Musical Theatre program. She proudly resides in the same community as her Kings Choir Family with her husband Matthew, sons Reagan and Harrison, dogs Blaze and Brenna, and a hamster named Pip.