Degrees and Certifications:

B.M. Music Education, Millikin University M.S. Nonprofit Administration

Mrs. Claire Minnis


Welcome to Clayton Choirs! Whether you are new or returning, I am so glad you’re here.

You are part of a tradition of choral excellence that spans generations. The music you make and the work you do in this classroom will impact students 5, 10, 20, 50 years from now. Your collaboration with your section, your innovation in project work, your creativity and curiosity when examining new music, and your expression in performance will open doors and minds throughout the future of this department. 

Not only will you forge the path for future choristers, but you will form friendships that will last a lifetime. Singing in a choir is one of the most vulnerable acts of the human experience. We share our instruments — ourselves — with each other. We depend on each other. We support each other. We celebrate wins together, and we struggle together. The music bonds us for life. 

I am endlessly grateful to go on this journey with you. Every voice matters in our choirs. 


Your voice matters here. 


With excitement, 


Claire Minnis (she/her)

CHS Choir Director