Western Dubuque High School at Epworth
Address: 302 5th Ave. SW | Epworth , IA 52045
Phone: (563) 876-3442
Fax: (563) 876-5512
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Welcome to the Western Dubuque Vocal Music Department!  We believe that music education plays an important role in the overall educational experience and are pleased to offer a well-rounded and engaging curriculum for any level of musical ability or interest.  Please use this page to find information about any of our ensembles, events, classes, and fundraisers.  Thank you for visiting!!
 
Education:
 
      *  University of Iowa
            -  Bachelor of Music, 2001:  Vocal Performance & Pedagogy
            -  Master of Arts, 2010:  School Counseling
 
Experience:
 
      *  Western Dubuque High School, WDCCSD, 2005 - present
      *  Benton Community Middle/High School, 2001 - 2005
 
Hello!  My name is Cris Tipple and I am currently in my 16th year of teaching high school vocal music.  Where did the time go? At Western Dubuque, I direct the varsity show choir, 5th Avenue as well as co-direct the Concert, Chamber, Men's, and Women's choirs at the high school with my amazing counterpart, Judy Waterman.  I also co-teach Guitar and Piano Methods and Music Theatre Productions.  I believe that our program here at WD is very well-rounded and truly has something to offer everyone.  
When I'm not hanging out with high school students, I love spending time with my two little boys and totally embrace being a "boy mom".  We spend lots of time outdoors and enjoy all nature.  My husband, sons, and I reside in Dubuque, but we are all Bobcats through and through! 
Mrs. Christine Tipple
Director of Vocal Music
Western Dubuque High School 
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