Chelsea Silvermintz is a band director in the Lindbergh School District (St. Louis) where she teaches high school students in the Freshman Band, Concert Band, Woodwind Choir, Spirit of St. Louis Marching Band, and musical pit orchestra. Under her direction, the Freshman Band has earned exemplary ratings for ten consecutive years. In addition to her work at the high school, Chelsea teaches beginning clarinet players and works closely with all woodwind students at Lindbergh’s two middle schools.
Chelsea received a Bachelor of Music from The University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and began her teaching career in Hondo, Texas. Following her relocation to St. Louis and concurrent to her work at Lindbergh, Chelsea earned a Master of Music and the Kurt Engbretson Music Education Award from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2014. A five-year member of the Texas Longhorn Band, Chelsea studied trumpet with Ray Sasaki and participated in the 2005 National Trumpet Competition. She marched with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004 and served on the brass staff of the Racine Scouts in 2008. From 2009 to 2016, Chelsea performed with the St. Louis Brass Band. She previously served as the High School Band Vice-President and currently serves as President-Elect of the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association.
Chelsea is a lifelong learner, attending clinics and classes throughout the Midwest to supplement her professional development. She also asks a lot of questions and is deeply appreciative of the wealth of knowledge shared by her friends and colleagues, both at Lindbergh and across the country. Chelsea lives in Chesterfield with her two sons, two dogs, and husband Ben, who is the choir director at Parkway Central High School and Congregation Shaare Emeth. It is with his support and the mentorship of so many other generous band, choir, and orchestra directors that Chelsea is able to encourage and facilitate student success. If selected as MMEA Band Vice-President, she looks forward to serving Missouri’s music students and educators.