Choral Staff

Phone: (830) 257-2212 x3618


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Music - Texas State University Master of Education in Administration - Lamar University Music EC - 12

Mr. Seth A. Lafler

Tenor Seth Lafler is in his 10th year as the Director of Choral Music at Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, after having taught middle school choir in Kerrville ISD and Georgetown, Texas for three years. He graduated with an M.Ed. in Administration from Lamar University in August 2022. Lafler is a proud alum of Texas State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He recently established the Don and Patty Cooper Choral Music Education Endowed Scholarship at Texas State University and serves on the Texas State University Leadership Council. Lafler is the adult choir director at First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville and maintains an active performance schedule with San Antonio Chamber Choir. His professional affiliations include memberships in Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, American Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Administrators Conference, Barbershop Harmony Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He resides in Kerrville with his wife Katie, an 8th-grade English teacher, and their dog Archie.

1st Show Choir / Chorale

2nd Cantorei (Varsity Treble)

3rd Bel Canto (Non-Varsity Treble)

4th AP Music Theory

5th Dept.

6th Men's Choir (Tenor-Bass)

7th Conference



Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Music Education & Bible - Maranatha Baptist University Master of Sacred Music - Pensacola Christian College

Mrs. Esther Cook

M. Esther Cook was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Her double Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and Bible (Religion) were earned at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin. Mrs. Cook has taught in the private school sector encompassing all levels of music education. Having accompanied choirs, solos and ensembles since high school, Mrs. Cook currently serves as the accompanist for Tivy High School and Hal Peterson Middle School choirs in Kerrville ISD and is the accompanist for First Christian Church of Kerrville.