Cross is Region 2 Director of the Year

The Arkansas Choral Directors Association (ArkCDA) has named Chris Cross, choral music instructor at Jacksonville High School, the 2016 Region 2 Senior High Director of the Year.

The award honors ArkCDA members who have conducting experience; establish high performance standards; promote choral music in their community; and are consistent ArkCDA members who attend and support ArkCDA functions and statewide activities, as well as contribute to ArkCDA through work in district, state, regional or national conventions and committees.

Cross attributes his success to colleagues across the state that mentored him and encouraged him to “know his kids.”  He developed a passion for music at an early age from church service. Cross is giving back every day by investing in the lives of his students and his community.