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Mr. Ken Van Lysebettens - Director of Choirs - Ed White MS

Welcome to our Ed White MS Eagle Choir Program!  My name is Mr. Van and this is my 2nd year in NEISD at Ed White Middle School as the Director of Choirs. 

My journey began with receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from the American Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, after which I embarked on a performance career that has spanned almost 40 years around the country as a professional musician/arranger/director. 

While working as a professional musician, I began my career as a music educator in my hometown area of Chicago in 1988.  After teaching band, choir, drama and general music for 29 years, we moved to the San Antonio area in 2017 where I began teaching in the SCUC school district.   In August of 2019 I accepted an invitation to teach in NEISD and became a member of the Eagle faculty as the Director of Choirs at Ed White Middle School.