Matt Wooten is in his 14th year at Christian Academy of Louisville as the director of bands, and his eighth year as the director of the School of the Arts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Western Kentucky University. Matt has been married to his wife Leslie for 19 years, and they have two children, Sammy (13) and Hannah (9).
This year, he would, “like to see all of my students find the same love for Christ that they have for music. Realizing that all of this is possible through His perfect creation that is music.”
Kristin Ungaro is in her second year at Christian Academy of Louisville as the middle school band director and assistant high school director. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Education at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York, and her Master of Arts in Flute Performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Prior to coming to Christian Academy, she spent nine years in a public school in Buffalo, New York, teaching elementary and middle school band. A favorite experience during her time at Christian Academy: “Christian Academy has formally introduced me to the world of Marching Band, and each year, I am moved by its intensity and its unique way of communicating the gospel. Mr. Wooten does an incredible job of shepherding the hearts of the students so that they are primed to express with profound maturity and humility the most significant message of all.”
“One of the many things that I enjoy about teaching is seeing a student’s face light up when their understanding of the fundamentals translates into making beautiful music.”
“More than learning how to sing, I pray that my students grow to love Jesus and honor Him with all they sing, say, and do. Soli Deo Gloria!”
“I love seeing students grow together as a team. Once students work as a unit, we are able to use our music as a medium to convey our love and God’s love for creation.”