Chris Latta

Artistic Director and Director of Ars Nova

Mr. Latta has been a music educator for the last 15 years, teaching in Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. He has taught at both the high school and middle school levels, consistently receiving superior ratings at music competitions for his choirs and show choirs.  He has also adjudicated, led workshops, and been a guest clinician in Kansas and Nebraska.  Mr. Latta is also a choral editor and arranger.  His work has been commissioned by groups in several states, including Cherry Creek High School in Colorado, and has been performed in many venues including District music competitions in Nebraska.  Growing up in Bellevue, Mr. Latta has always been heavily involved in the metro area music scene; working with several schools, churches, and community organizations such as River City Roundup and the Omaha Symphonic Chorus.  He currently works at Bellevue East High School and serves as Choir Director at New Life Baptist Church. He is also a devoted husband and a proud father of 2 children.