Lukas Warren is currently in his 12th year of teaching and 3rd year as the Head Choral Director at Hastings High School in Hastings, MN. At HHS he conducts Select Chorale, Men’s Chorus, and teaches voice lessons. He also is the director of the varsity show choir, “Riverside Company”. Luke received his B.M. in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. During his time at St. Olaf, he studied with Dr. Anton Armstrong, was a three-year member of the St. Olaf Choir touring the United States and abroad. In his teaching career, Mr. Warren has taught at Sioux City North High School, Champlin Park High School, and St. Francis High School where he founded the “Bridge Street Singers". Lukas has been happily married for 5 years to his wonderful wife, Sarah, and they currently reside in Inver Grove Heights, MN.
Tatum Mahlen received her Bachelor of Music from the University of South Dakota. Prior to teaching at Hastings High School, she taught at Mitchell High School in Mitchell, SD where she taught choir and music theory, assisted with marching band, was the co-director of the spring musical and was also the director of the show choir "Friend de Coup". She was recently the ACDA R&S chair for show choir in South Dakota.
Kristen Hofmeister is in her 11th year of teaching and is thrilled to be joining the rich tradition of excellence in choral music at Hastings! She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and is currently completing her Master of Music Education degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Previously, she has taught in Libertyville, IL, White Bear Lake, MN, and Prescott, WI along with a one-year long-term sub position right here in Hastings only six short years ago! Mrs. Hofmeister directs the Freshmen SSA Choir, Concert Choir, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble as well as 5th Grade Choir at the middle school. She lives with her husband and two children, Sam and Lainey, in River Falls, WI.
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