Mr. Dan Borns
Daniel E. Borns is in his twentieth year of teaching high school choir and his ninth year as the choral director at Greenwood Community High School.
At Greenwood, he works with six high school choir classes, directs both the play and musical productions, teaches theatre, and serves as the Thespian troupe director. Previously, he taught at North Decatur Jr.-Sr. High School, Fort Wayne Northrop High School, and served as a graduate assistant studying Performance Choral Conducting at Bowling Green State University. Mr. Borns is a graduate of IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne) where he received his degree in Music Education. Performers under his direction have consistently received gold ratings at district and state solo/ensemble contest, as well as receiving high marks at both district and state level organizational contests. Mr. Borns has been part of choirs as either a director or singer that have performed with great success in clinics and festivals during tours across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Daniel is an active adjudicator and clinician in the state of Indiana, having served as a conductor at Circle the State with Song, judging several Indiana State School Music Association events, and working with choir groups as a guest clinician. During a Western European tour in the Summer of 2018, he served as the principal choir conductor for the Indiana Ambassadors of Music (Mr. Borns was set to lead this tour again in Summer 2020 prior to the pandemic). Dan has been a member of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) for the past 24 years, serving as vice president of his collegiate chapter for two years, as the Indiana District 8 representative for four years, as the Indiana Women’s Choir Repertoire and Resources Chair for six years, and currently as the Indiana High School Mixed Choir Repertoire and Resources Chair. He has also been a member of NAfME (National Association for Music Education) during this time, also serving as treasurer while in college. Mr. Borns hopes to find a way for all students in the state to have a fulfilling music education no matter where they attend school.
317-889-4000 ext 3103
Mr. Daniel Scott Watson
Daniel Scott Watson is a versatile teacher and musician living in Central Indianapolis with over 10 years in the industry and in his third year teaching at Greenwood High School and Middle School.
Mr. Watson is also an Associate Faculty of Voice at the IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology and the organist at Pleasant Run United Church of Christ. Mr. Watson is the owner of Daniel Watson Music LLC (danielscottwatson.com) where he maintains an active private music studio and is regularly collaborating and performing in the community through conducting, piano and vocal performance, and composing.
Mr. Watson previously worked for four and a half years as the Director of Music at Covenant Christian High School in Indianapolis, Indiana where he taught choirs, band, and music theory. Mr. Watson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education studying piano, voice, and composition. He recently completed his NCSA Graduate Fellowship, earning his Masters of Arts in Education in Instruction and Curriculum Design at York College, with a research focus in behavioral, cognitive, and emotional student engagement. As a collaborative musician in Indianapolis, Mr. Watson is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Indiana Choral Directors Association, and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Mr. Watson received the Outstanding Future Music Educator Award of 2015 from the Indiana Music Education Association as well as the NAfME National Professional Achievement Award in 2014 and 2015.
Mr. Watson can be found singing tenor in the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir with his wonderful wife, Bethany, at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Palladium. He has performed and directed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and various university campuses. Through music, Mr. Watson aims to foster lifelong passions, memorable moments, and transformation and restoration.
317-889-4000 ext 3162
Miss Caitlin Lincourt
Caitlin Lincourt is currently in her 13th year of teaching in the Greenwood School System. She is the middle school choir and general music teacher.
She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and well as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). She also currently serves as an Area 5 Middle School Coordinator for Circle the State with Song (CSWS). She enjoys teaching voice and piano lessons as well. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, sewing, and doing community theatre.
317-889-4040 ext 4116
Ms. Lisa Knartzer
Music Department Secretary
Ms. Lisa (Mom) Knartzer has been the music department secretary for Greenwood High School since 2012. She does a wide variety of tasks for both the choir and the band, as well as the theater department. She has always enjoyed the arts, being in the color guard, show choir, and several musicals at her alma mater, Beech Grove High School. Ms. Knartzer’s daughters, Ashley and Allison, were in the Greenwood band during the 2007-2012 years. During those years Ms. Knartzer began her time in the music department as a “Box Mom”, assisting the students with their uniforms. The following year, she became the band camp chairperson and head chaperone until she was hired as the music department secretary.
Ms. Knartzer loves getting to know the students and their parents and being a part of these programs.
317-889-4000 ext 3407
Mrs. Betsey Cox
Betsey Cox has always had a passion for music. She began taking piano lessons at an early age and began accompanying and teaching private piano lessons in high school. She continued pursuing music in college and graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in Church Music. This is her 6th year at GHS and she loves the opportunity to daily collaborate with students to positively influence them to become better musicians. In addition to her work at Greenwood, Betsey has accompanied at the NATS student auditions, and has served on several church worship teams as both pianist and vocalist. She continues to teach piano lessons out of her home.
Betsey and her husband, Jon, have three girls: Eleanor, Genevieve and Alexandria who are learning to love music as much as she does.
Results & Accomplishments
Rhapsody has grown from a choir of less than 20 voices to a group of 75-80 voices over the past six years. This advanced ensemble has received multiple gold ratings with distinction at ISSMA Organizational Contests and finished 10th at state concert finals in 2018. The ensemble also is a participant at ISSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest each year, and has had great success with this event. They have several ensembles and soloists perform at state level solo/ensemble every year. Rhapsody was selected to sing as a guest high school choir along with the University of Indianapolis choirs in the fall of 2018, was a selected performance group for the IMEA Professional Development conference in January 2019, and is planning to participate in a choral festival at Garfield Park this fall.
– ISSMA Organizational State Concert Choir Finalists Mixed Choir 1989, 2018
– Group I Organizational Gold Rating 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,2019
has made the transition from a beginning female ensemble to an advanced treble choir. This ensemble qualified for state concert finals in 2018, and finished 6th in the single gender finals. Revery has ensembles and soloists qualify for state level solo/ensemble each year, and has received multiple gold ratings over the past few years.
– ISSMA Organizational State Concert Choir Finalists Single Gender 2018
– Group I Organizational Gold Rating 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
– Group III Organizational Gold Rating 2014, 2015
Jade Vocal Jazz
Jade is currently in its sixth year at Greenwood as a choir. During this time, they have been vocal jazz state finalists every year since jazz state finals became an opportunity offered by ISSMA. The group has also performed with the rock band Foreigner and been finalists in the B105.7 Christmas Choir competition in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
– ISSMA Vocal Jazz State Finalists 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
– State Finals Outstanding Alto Section 2018
– State Finals Outstanding Bass Section 2018, 2019
– Group I Vocal Jazz Gold Rating 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Concert Choir became part of the curriculum during the 2015-2016 school year. Since that time the ensemble has earned a gold rating at contest each year of its existence.
– ISSMA Organizational Contest Group III Gold Rating 2016, 2017, 2018
– ISSMA Organizational Contest Group II Gold Rating 2019