Name: Mr. Michael Dean Esser
Nickname: Missah Essah
Classes Taught: Robed Choir, 9th grade Women's Choir, Voice Lessons
Post-Secondary Education: Associate of Arts, Southwestern Community
Bachelor of Education, Music, University of Northern Iowa, 1981
Extra-Curricular Activities: Grand Central Station Showchoir, Voice
Hobbies: Watching "Knot's Landing"
Teaching Experience: Garner-Hayfield Schools, Garner, IA Grades 7-12
North Central Schools, Manly, IA Grades 9-12 (1984-1989)
East High School, Waterloo, IA Grades 9-12 (1989-1990)
Central High School, La Crosse, WI Grades 9-12 (1990-Present)
Favorite Food: All except peppers and onions
Professional Organizations: American Choral Director's Association
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Honors and Awards: Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honorary)
Torch and Tassel (Senior Honorary)
Pi Kappa Lambda (Music Honorary)
Resident Housing Association Scholarship Recipient
Central High School Educator of the Year (1994-1995)
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Michael Weaver is a freelance director/ choreographer and production
based in Chicago.
A former musical director for Carnival Cruise Lines. He most recently
as president of Show Design Incorporated, producer of theme park
entertainment, multi-media choreography instructional videos, and the
Terpsichore Performing Arts Workshops and Show Choir Competitions in
and New York.
Mike*s staging and choreography notes have been published exclusively with
Warner Bros. publishing and he is author of *Show Pop: The History of
Entertainment and Pop Culture in Music Education* a commissioned article
the American Choral Directors Association national convention.
Mike adjudicates regularly and serves as a guest artist and clinician for
several regional and national performance arts workshops and serves as
Interim Executive Director for the National Association of Show Choirs.
Mike stages a variety of theatrical and commercial entertainment projects
yearly from coast to coast.
He is a Choreographer for several Show Choir's
across the nation. From Mississippi to Wisconsin to New York to Chicago,
is all over the place.