Degrees and Certifications:
Loyola University New Orleans,Bachelor of Music with Emphasis in Music Industry StudiesMinor in MarketingUniversity of New Orleans, Teacher Certification
Miss Annelise Cassar
Miss Cassar currently serves as Music Director for CHS Voices, Chalmette High School’s Music Theatre and Vocal Arts program. She has been a teacher at Chalmette High School since 2008. An alumna of St. Bernard Parish Public Schools and valedictorian of Chalmette High School’s graduating class of 2002, Miss Cassar graduated from Loyola University New Orleans, summa cum laude, where she studied music business, marketing and vocal performance.
In 2002, Annelise worked to create and launch The Performing Arts Academy’s first summer program and directed for the following three years. No stranger to the concert or theatrical stage, her recent performance credits include Handel’s Messiah, Mahler for the Children, a benefit at Carnegie Hall for children with AIDS, Hucklebee in The Fantasticks, Annina in La Traviata, and a summer season with Opera in the Ozarks. Annelise also sings with the New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale, the official choral ensemble of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 at the 2015 Opening of the Orpheum Theatre. Uniquely equipped to manage the business side of Chalmette High’s performing arts organization, prior to teaching, Miss Cassar served as the Associate Director of Marketing for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and also completed a Production Internship with the New Orleans Opera Association prior to teaching in St. Bernard Parish. Her next concert engagement will be Carmina Burana with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto.