The 2019-2020 school year has introduced some new faculty members to the Auburn High School community. One face that has stuck out is Mr. George Eisenhauer, the new Chorus teacher, who seems to have quite the extensive background and a love for music. His first performance with the chorus students will be on Monday, November 18th at the high school.
Mr. Eisenhauer is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but only lived there for about three years before moving to New Jersey for another three, northern Germany for eight, before coming back to the United States, residing in Camden, Maine for high school then Portland, Maine for college.
Mr. Eisenhauer comes from a family that has a great dedication to music. His mother was an opera singer and was initially the reason why his family moved to Germany as she was freelance singing in Europe. His father was also a musician, they met doing theater together. Surprisingly, Mr. Eisenhauer didn’t get into music that much until high school; his mother made him join the school choir. He discovered he really enjoyed it and also had a supportive Chorus teacher to encourage and create opportunities for him. He toured with the Chamber Singers, and went places like San Francisco, and was also apart of his school’s musicals. He discovered he had a passion and love for music, and ended up studying it in college.
Mr. Eisenhauer had always had a liking for teaching and working with people; he taught guitar lessons on the side while in college. He loves performing, but even more than that he enjoys rehearsing, figuring out what makes a song cool, how to put together it’s puzzle. It doesn’t matter to him whether it’s students or other professionals; he loves the process of singing and making music with others before the performance.
As for his thoughts on his new position at Auburn High School, Mr. Eisenhauer feels as if he fits right in and enjoys the community. He was just apart of the Tri-M (music honor society) induction at the high school a couple weeks ago, and he loves how music plays such a vast role in the culture of the high school and how everyone seems to get along with one another. He admits he hasn’t met many people yet, but he’s already comfortable with the students and his fellow teachers. Hopefully, Mr. Eisenhauer’s stay here is a good and long one. ●