Our Chorus Directors

 

Chorus Director – Theresa Dick

 Theresa Dick became the director of the High Country Barbershop Chorus on March 3, 2018. A photo and bio will be added as soon as available. In the meantime, a quote from a communication from Doc will be added: 

“We are extremely pleased that Theresa has agreed to be our new Director. She has her PHD in Music, and has had an exemplary teaching career, currently directing several high school choirs, an orchestra, and giving private lessons on the violin. Her choir recently was the top choir in their latest competition. She previously was the Conductor of the White Mountain Symphony Orchestra, and a fantastic violin soloist. She has directed the HCC two Tuesdays and has shown a remarkable ability to grasp the Barbershop style. However, she is anxious to attend HU to really learn the basics of Barbershop, and we are equally anxious for her to do so. 
 
Best of all, it allows me to become the Director Emeritus.”

Immediate Past Director & Director Emeritus -Doc Dockendorf

 “Doc” Dockendorf, who formed the High Country Barbershop Chorus in 2000, has directed the chorus for all but three years of it’s existence. To quote him, “What a pleasure it is to direct this great bunch of guys!”

Doc has been a Barbershopper for 57 years, having belonged to Chapters in W. Palm Beach, Fla.; Phoenix; Scottsdale; Paradise Valley; and recently Mesa, Arizona. During his years in Barbershopping, he has served as a board member, Program V.P., Chapter President, Show Chairman, Marketing and PR VP, Area Counselor, and District VP. He was the choreographer for the Phoenicians Chorus in Phoenix for many years, and was a certified Stage Presence Judge and chorus coach for oner 20 years. He has sung in many quartets, and currently sings bass with the Pine Tones Quartet.

He and his wife of 52 years, Jackie, reside in Linden, and have two daughters and six grandchildren. He retired in 1998 after a 33 year engineering career at Motorola.

 

Assistant Director – Jim Bohart

Jim Bohart has been involved with music since he was in grade school, both singing and playing trumpet. Jim earned a Ba. ED in music with a major in voice and a minor in brass instruments. While in college he was the student director of the  Choraleers, the college touring chorus. He taught vocal and instrumental at the high school level for four years. During that time he directed the Peace Lutheran choir in Deshler, NE. For the next 30+ years the family lived in Harvard, where he directed the UCC church choir for twenty years. Jim also directed several community and county chorus for special times of the year. In the mid seventies he became involved in Barbershop singing. Jim sang in and directed The Hastings Chorus of the Plains for 14 years, sang lead in Rendition and competed in competitions, and served as a District Area Counselor for the central Nebraska chapters. They moved to AZ in 2006 and he got involved with the Desert Chordsmen of Sun Lakes. He soon found a quartet to sing with, but he had to become a baritone.

Finally Jim and his wife Pat made their way to Pinetop and Jim become a member of the High Country Barbershop Chorus where he is an assistant director and Music Vice President. Jim states “I appreciate the opportunity to serve the men of the chorus and hope that I can use my 30 years of barbershop experience to help the men in the chorus with singing skills and interpretation of the music we sing. Most of all though I want us all to have fun.”