Christopher McCafferty, Vocal Coach

Chris' students regularly appear in groups throughout the area, including the Seattle Opera Chorus, Opus 7, the Compline Choir at St Mark's Cathedral, Seattle Pro Musica, Sine Nomine, Vashon Chorale, the Seattle Choral Company, the Seattle SeaChordsmen, Kirkland Choral Society, Redmond Chorale, Seattle Men's Chorus, Seattle Women's Chorus, the Seattle Bach Choir, Illumni Men's Chorale, and the Vashon Opera Chorus.

In the past 7 years, his High School students have placed no less than 42 times at State and Regional Contests, including 2 State Champions and Second and Third place rankings. They've also appeared in local theater productions, including the lead role at Village Theater's programs.

Groups he has coached have won festivals throughout the west, appeared on America's Got Talent, won Seattle's renowned Figgy Pudding Contest,  and performed in some of the area's best venues, including Benaroya and McCaw Halls, Lagerquist Hall, St Mark's Cathedral, and Bastyr Chapel.

On the Musical Theater stage, his students have appeared through the area in lead roles, and been nominated for Broadway World Seattle Awards.

Washington Music Educators Association
State High School Solo and Ensemble Contest Results

2019 Mountain Region

1st Place Soprano
2nd Place Alto
1st Place Small Men's Ensemble
1st Place Women's Ensemble
3rd Place Small Men's Ensemble

2018 Elliot Bay Region

1st Place Large Men's Ensemble

2018 Mountain Region

1st Place Bass
2nd Place Baritone
3rd Place Bass
1st Place Small Tenor-Bass Ensemble
2nd Place Large Tenor-Bass Ensemble
2nd Place Large Soprano-Alto Ensemble
2nd Place Large Mixed Ensemble
3d Place Small Tenor-Bass Ensemble

2017
1st Place State, Large Men's Ensemble
3rd Place State, Tenor
1st Place Regional, Soprano
1st Place Regional, Bass
2nd Place Regional, Baritone
2nd Place Regional, Tenor
2nd Place Regional, Bass
1st Place Regional, Large Men's Ensemble
1st Place Regional, Small Men's Ensemble
1st Place Regional, Large Mixed Ensemble
3rd Place Regional, Small Men's Ensemble
3rd Place Regional, Small Mixed Ensemble

2016
2nd Place State, Large Men's Ensemble
1st Place Regional, Bass
1st Place Regional, Tenor
1st Place Regional, Small Men's Ensemble
2nd Place Regional, Baritone
3rd Place Regional, Baritone
3rd Place Regional, Tenor

2015
1st Place State, Bass
1st Place Regional, Bass
3rd Place Regional, Tenor

2014
3rd Place State, Bass
1st Place Regional, Baritone
1st Place Regional, Bass
2nd Place Regional, Tenor

2013
2nd Place State, Large Men’s Ensemble*
1st Place Regional, Large Men’s Ensemble*
3rd Place Regional, Tenor
3rd Place Regional, Baritone
3rd Place Regional, Bass

2012
1st Place Regional, Men’s Ensemble*
1st Place Regional, Tenor
1st Place Regional, Baritone
2nd Place Regional, Bass
3rd Place Regional, Baritone
3rd Place Regional, Bass

2011
3rd Place State, Large Men’s Ensemble*
1st Place Regional, Large Men’s Ensemble*
1st Place Regional, Small Mixed Vocal Ensemble
1st Place Regional, Baritone
2nd Place Regional, Tenor
3rd Place Regional, Tenor
3rd Place Regional, Bass

Congratulations to:
1st Place Soprano - Larissa Gaulke
2nd Place Alto - Cas Depoister
1st Place Small Men's Ensemble
2nd Place Mixed Ensemble
1st Place Small Women's Ensemble

At the WMEA Mountain Region Contest.

Congratulations to Sam Rios, Larissa Gaulke, Jon Depoister and Cas Depoister for taking the leads in their school musical!

Congratulations to Larrisa Gaulke for making the 2019 All Northwest choir!!!

Congratulations to Tobe Madakor, Sam Rios, Jon DePoister, and Jonathan McDonald for making the 2019 ALL STATE choir!

Congratulations to Theo Perlin, Levi Sprung, and Patrick Gamble on making it into The Onions and Jazz Choir 2 at Seattle Academy!!!


Congratulations to Nikolaus Pate, Kehanu Tuiasosopo, Joseph Moore, and Carson  Ewing on their acceptance to Central Washington University!!!  


Congratulations to Leland Johnson on being there newest member of Opus 7!!!

http//opus7.org

Come hear Mezzo Soprano Esther Poindexter at the Kirkland Choral Society's upcoming concert about love!

http://www.kirklandchoralsociety.org/buy-tickets.html

Congratulations to all 30+ students taking part in 3 recitals tonight at Spanaway Lake High School! You did a wonderful job!

A very special thanks, to accompanists Mike Hoye, Dina Franz, Brett Gaulke, and Coni Liljengren, and to Sara Forte's, Melanie Stevens, and Barney Crouse for their great feedback!

Congratulations to the Ballard High School Men's Ensemble on taking first place in their regional contest!  I can't wait to work with you again!

Congratulations to former student Gabe Zuniga on placing as 1st Alternate in his Regional High School Contest!

Congratulations to Pelesasa Tiapula, Kehanu Tuiasosopop, Sean Levesque, and Tracey Poore for making the 2017-2018 All State Choir!

The boys will enjoy a great weekend of music making with some of the best young musicians in the state. Congratulations on all your hard work!

Congratulations to all the Singers who took part in the Seattle Sings Festival!

Chris' students performed in Sine Nomine, Redmond Chorale, Seattle Bach Choir, Kirkland Choral Society, the Seattle Choral Company and many other groups.  35 choirs in 3 days. Congrats to all who took part!


Congratulations to Michelle Ward and Amy Eland!

Congratualtions to Michele Ward and Amy Eland on successful auditions the new Redmond Chorale Small Ensemble!  We look forward to hearing this exciting new group!

Chris returns for his 8th year at Spanaway Lake High School!

Chris is excited to return to Spanaway Lake High School for his 8th year!  In those 8 years, we've had 2 State Champions, multiple 2nd and 3rd placings at State, and over 30 regional placings.  Go Spartans!!


Chris joins the teachers at The Music Haven in Redmond.

Chris is excited to announce he's joined the teachers at The Music Haven in Redmond.  Lessons are available on Sundays, and the space is accessible.  Look for more information here, and to sign up for lessons! 

http://christophermccafferty.mymusicstaff.com/New-Student-Sign-Up


Gabriel Zuniga lands the lead in Beauty and the Beast!

Congratualtions to student Gabe Zuniga for landing the lead in Kid Stage's production of Beauty and the Beast! Check out the link below for more.  We're sure you'll make them ROAR!!! ;)

http://www.villagetheatre.org/everett/kidstage-beauty-and-the-beast.php


First in State!!!!!

Congratulations to the Spanaway Lake High School Men's Ensemble (made up of 15 of Chris' students!) for winning 1st Place at this year's WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Contest!


Congratulations to Elijah Umipeg for taking Third Place in the tenor category at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest!


Congratulations Gabe Zuniga for landing the lead in the Village Theater's production of The Lion King Jr!


Congratulations to Jordan Lyons and Tyler Matthews on acceptance into the Music Program at Central Washington University!


Chris' students win big at the 2017 Regional Vocal Contest!

1st Place Soprano

1st Place Bass

2nd Place Tenor

2nd Place Baritone

2nd Place Bass

1st Place Small Men's Ensemble*

1st Place Large Men's Ensemble**

3rd Place Small Men's Ensemble*

3rd Place Small Mixed Ensemble**

1st Place Large Mixed Ensemble**

*Made up entirely of Chris' students.
**Made up predominantly of Chris' students.


Chris' students sing in: 

The Compline Choir - St Mark's

Seattle Opera Chorus

The Esoterics

Opus 7

Seattle Men's Chorus

Seattle Women's Chorus

Seattle Choral Company

Seattle Pro Musica

Choral Union - PLU

Sine Nomine - Early Music Guild

Seattle SeaChordsmen

Seattle Peace Choir

Illumni Men's Chorale

The Seattle Bach Choir

Seattle 1st Baptist Sanctuary Choir

The Firelight Chorale

Village Theater

Second Story Repertory Theater

Magnolia Chorale

Redmond Chorale

And appear on many of the finest musical theater stages in the area!