John Garner has taught vocal music since 1997 at both the Middle and High school levels. He received both a Bachelor and Master of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. 


Mr. Garner has directed honor choirs and served as an adjudicator throughout the state of Colorado. Choirs under his direction have received top ratings and numerous awards including three previous performances at the CMEA convention. He has taken choirs to perform across the country and in Europe.


In addition to teaching choir at Fossil Ridge, Mr. Garner is also the Technical Theatre director.  He was recognized as the Colorado High School Theatre Teacher of the year for 2019-20 by the Colorado Educational Theatre Association.


Mr. Garner lives in Loveland with his wife, Cinnamon, their three children, Emma, Julie and Allister.

Bri McCormick has taught choir since 2013 at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership.


Mrs. McCormick serves as the Treasurer for Colorado All State Choir, and has also served on the governing board for Colorado Middle School All State Choir. Mrs. McCormick's choirs have received superior ratings at various festivals throughout the state, and have been selected to perform at the Colorado Music Educator's Conference.


Briana also serves as the Vocal and Pit Director for Fossil Ridge Theatre. In her spare time, she greatly enjoys performing with the chamber ensemble NOCO Singers. 


She lives in NoCo with her husband Alec and their adorable pugs, Barry and Bubba.

Hannah Mae Swanson is passionate about connecting with people through music, which drew her to collaborative piano. Hannah has performed as a collaborative pianist at numerous conferences, competitions, and recitals. Hannah also has extensive experience performing solo piano repertoire. Classical piano aside, Hannah has performed as a jazz pianist for jazz combos and ensembles at Bemidji State University and in Fargo, North Dakota. 


Hannah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance in May 2019 from North Dakota State University after studying with Dr. Tyler Wottrich. She was the recipient of the 2017 Presser Scholarship, as selected by unanimous vote of the North Dakota State University music faculty. Hannah is now pursuing a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano at the University of Northern Colorado under the tutelage of Dr. Edward Rothmel. 


Hannah is currently based in Fort Collins, where she is the choral accompanist at Fossil Ridge High School. Hannah splits her time between her adventures in the realm of music and spending quality time with her cat, Cosmos. To learn more about Hannah, explore her website,

Questions? Email Mrs. McCormick and Mr. Garner