FVA Middle School Chair-Elect Candidates

Cathy Montero, Middle School Chair-Elect Candidate

FVA Middle School Chair-Elect Candidate
Cathy Montero

Cathy Montero earned her music education degree from the University of Miami. During the past 30 years, she has taught general music, band, chorus and piano to students from preschool to 12th grade. She has directed choirs with the Miami Children’s Chorus, Lake Wales Youth Chorale, Promise Keepers and church choirs of all ages. Her choirs have performed at the Straz Center, Carnegie Hall, Epcot’s Candlelight Procession and Universal Studios and at Bok Tower Historic Singing Gardens in Central Florida for its 75th and 80th anniversaries. It was the first choir ever to be accompanied live by the tower carillon. Her choirs perform regularly at community and civic events and consistently earn superior ratings at MPA.

Cathy is the FVA chairwoman for her district and a former district coordinator. She has served as a middle school all-county chorus clinician. She teaches chorus and piano at Dundee Ridge Middle Academy in Polk County, where she is on the school’s leadership team and is the campus induction coordinator.

Cathy has been married for 31 years and has five children. All five of her children have performed in all-state choirs, and four have pursued a future in the music field.


Andrea Peacock, Middle School Chair-Elect Candidate

FVA Middle School Chair-Elect Candidate
Andrea Peacock

Andrea Peacock graduated from the University of South Florida with the BS in music education. She has been the director of choral activities at Guy O. Burns Middle School in Brandon, Florida, for 15 years. While at Burns Middle School, Ms. Peacock has grown the choral department by leaps and bounds. Her choirs are consistently rated superior at district music performance assessments and were recognized as a choir of distinction in 2017. Many of her students participate in the Hillsborough All-County Choir; the FMEA All-State Chorus; and ACDA state, regional and national choirs each year.

Ms. Peacock has served Hillsborough County/District 7 as an all-county chairwoman, FVA district coordinator and FVA district chairwoman on the FVA Executive Board. She serves her school as the Social and Emotional Learning Champion and is actively involved in many events on her campus. Ms. Peacock has served as an all-county clinician, FVA solo & ensemble MPA adjudicator and FVA choral MPA adjudicator. She also served as a section leader and performer with the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.

In her spare time, Ms. Peacock enjoys spending time with her three amazing children: Jonah, 15; Madeline, 13; and Nathan, 11. Her children have also been involved in all-county, all-state and ACDA choirs throughout the years. If asked, they all will say that playing cards at the dinner table is definitely their favorite pastime.

If elected as FVA middle school chair-elect, Ms. Peacock plans to increase the voice of the middle school/junior high students and educators on the executive board. She plans to explore new and innovative ways of making FVA an even stronger resource for middle school/junior high choirs and directors by expanding the incredible work her predecessors have already begun. She is excited to take on this new challenge and looks forward to serving you and your students in the coming years!