Chorus Forms

Below, you'll find various forms you may need throughout the year.

CCMS Contact/Information Form


About Cedar Creek Chorus

At Cedar Creek Middle School, our unwavering commitment is to provide students with a comprehensive educational experience that addresses their academic, emotional, and social growth. Through innovative curriculum adaptations, dynamic teaching methodologies, engagement in authentic real-world projects, and the establishment of a safe and nurturing environment, we ensure every student thrives.

Our mission is clear: to Challenge, Cultivate, and Motivate all Students. By embracing this mission, we inspire excellence in every aspect of our students' development.

Nestled in Youngsville, NC, Cedar Creek Middle School is proud to feature a revitalized choral program under the dedicated leadership of Mr. Ted Willis. Over the past 25 years, the choral program has undergone significant transformation. In 2018, Mr. Willis took the helm with a resolute determination to rebuild the program to its rightful stature.

Our students' accomplishments resonate with our commitment to excellence. They have showcased their talent through participation in the Franklin County Schools' All-County Chorus and the prestigious NC Honors Chorus. They have graced performances before the Franklin County Schools' superintendent and esteemed stakeholders. Notably, their remarkable talent earned them first place in competitions held at Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens.

The ongoing pandemic posed challenges for arts programs across the board, and our CCMS choral program was no exception. Today, we stand poised to rebuild and reinvigorate. We invite you to accompany us on this inspiring journey as we forge ahead. Consider joining us in our mission by supporting our choir through a donation?


Meet Mr. Ted Willis: A Proud North Carolina Native

Mr. Williams and Mr. Willis at Carnegie Hall

Hailing from the charming coastal town of Salter Path, NC, Mr. Ted Willis is a true North Carolinian. His journey is marked by dedication and achievement, starting with his exceptional high school years where he ranked among the top 3% of his senior class. This earned him the esteemed North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship, propelling him to East Carolina University as a music education major.

In 2003, Mr. Willis graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Carolina University's esteemed music department. He stood out as the "Most Outstanding Senior in Music Education" and was honored with membership into the prestigious Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society. His dedication also led him to become a distinguished brother of Phi Mu Alpha, a renowned professional men's music fraternity.

Beyond his academic journey, Mr. Willis is a seasoned educator. His teaching experience spans middle and high school choirs, theatre, and AP Music Theory. Notably, he has served as a member-at-large on the North Carolina Middle School Chorus Executive Board and held the esteemed position of district president within the North Carolina Music Educators' Association. 

Stereo, my adorable dog!

Mr. Willis proudly achieved his National Board Certification in 2008 and holds certification for teaching middle school math. His expertise extends to directing and music-directing numerous middle school and high school productions.

Outside of the classroom, Mr. Willis is a versatile individual. He actively engages in local community theatre and opera as a performer, showcasing his artistic flair. An avid board and card gamer, he's known for his strategic prowess. With a penchant for the paranormal, he delves into research in this intriguing realm. Culinary skills come naturally to him, as he enjoys cooking and baking. In his cherished moments of leisure, he savors quality time with his husband and their beloved rescue pup, Stereo.

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