Dr. Rohwer

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Dr. Mark Rohwer is the Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Performing Arts Department at Flower Mound High School.

Dr. Rohwer has been at FMHS since its opening in the Fall of 1999. Dr. Rohwer holds degrees in music education from Northwestern University, the Eastman School of Music, and The Ohio State University.

Dr. Rohwer has published articles relating to music and music education in the Southwestern Musician, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, the Pennsylvania Journal of Research in Music Education, and the Southwestern ACDA Publication, Common Times.  He has judged for the UIL in several parts of Texas, and has served as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the state. He has received teaching awards from both FMHS and the LISD, and was named a "Choral Director of Note" by Choral Director Magazine. Choirs under Rohwer's direction have sung at TMEA, as well as both Divisional and National ACDA Conventions. He was the 2014-2015 Flower Mound High School Teacher of the Year.

Rohwer has worked in various posts in the Texas Music Educators Association at both region and state levels. He has served as the Texas Choral Directors Association High School Vice-President, and is currently the Texas Music Adjudicators Association Vocal Vice-President, as well as the TMEA Region 2 President.  He has presented sessions and research on a number of topics at the TMEA convention in San Antonio and the Southwestern Division of the ACDA, as well as in other parts of the country, and as far away as Auckland, New Zealand.

Ms. Swartwood


Ms. Lindsay Swartwood is in her fourth year as the Associate Director of Choral Activities at Flower Mound High School.  A native of Denton, she was a member of the Denton High School choral program, where she sang in the Texas All-State Choir three times and sang at ACDA under the direction of Mark Baker.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University, and has undertaken graduate study at Southern Methodist University.  While at Tech, she sang in the University Choir under the direction of Dr. John Dickson and Dr. Rick Bjella, and performed at TMEA (2008) as well as Carnegie Hall (2010). 

Ms. Swartwood is currently the TMEA Region 2 Vocal Division Treasurer and was most recently awarded the 2016 TCDA "Young Director of Distinction" Award. In 2017, she served as Alto Section Leader for the 2017 TMEA Treble Choir.  She has assisted and directed choirs that have performed at both TMEA and National ACDA Conventions. Prior to her appointment at Flower Mound High School, Ms. Swartwood directed choirs in Krum ISD and Mesquite ISD. Choirs under her direction have received Sweepstakes Awards at UIL contest and have been successful at Solo and Ensemble, Region, and State contests.  Her professional affiliations include active memberships in ACDA, TCDA, TMEA, and TMAA.