Nicholas Likos is the Head Choir Director at Cy-Fair High School. Mr. Likos taught at Cypress Ranch High School as the Assistant Choir Director for six years and Dekaney High School in Spring for two years before coming to Cy-Fair. Mr. Likos graduated from the University of Texas with high honors and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Studies. Mr. Likos is a sought-after clinician and adjudicator around the state of Texas, and he has consistently received UIL Sweepstakes and best-in-class festival awards during his career.
Mr. Likos has served the Texas Music Educators Association convention in multiple capacities during his career. He has been an All-State Section Leader twice, the Vocal Division Facilities Manager, a clinic presenter on vocal modeling for the opposite gender and a clinic presenter on how to utilize technology in running a choir program. Mr. Likos enjoys giving back to the organization that provides so much advocacy to the teachers it serves. Mr. Likos also is a founding member of the Houston Men’s Choir. The Houston Men’s Choir is committed to the art of singing and its positive impact through performance and education.
While attending the University of Texas, he studied voice with David Small and conducting with Dr. Suzanne Pence. He was also a proud member of the UT Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. James Morrow. As a member of the Chamber Singers, Mr. Likos traveled to Brazil and sang in three recordings with major industry labels. During his student teaching apprenticeship, Mr. Likos worked with Spring High School’s Denise Eaton. Mr. Likos feels very fortunate to be a part of Cy-Fair ISD and its rich tradition of excellent choral music.
Mr. Likos is married to Kristin Likos, the Head Choir Director at Seven Lakes Junior High in Katy ISD. Mr. and Mrs. Likos have a beautiful baby girl named Grace and a baby boy named Luke!
Evan Key is from Cypress, Texas and a graduate of Cy-Fair High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Louisiana State University. Before graduating, Evan was a member and co-president of the LSU A Cappella Choir, served as an At-Large Representative for LSU’s Student Chapter of the National Association for Music Education as well as secretary for LSU’s Student Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association.
As a performer, Evan sang with the LSU A Cappella Choir on several tours, including an international tour in Central Europe. Studying as a baritone under Dr. Lori Bade, he also competed and was selected as a finalist in multiple NATS competitions during his time at LSU. LSU Opera also cast Evan in their production of Kurt Weill’s Die Sieben Todsünden after he sang as a member of the opera chorus in their production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola. During the summer before his senior year, Evan was in Salzburg, Austria where he studied voice, art song and the German language.
After moving back to Texas, Evan worked as an intern for Houston’s own American Festival for the Arts and worked as an associate director with the Houston Boychoir’s Chamber Chorus. Most recently, Evan completed his Level 1 certification at the Kodaly Levels Program at Seattle Pacific University.
Evan currently resides in Houston, Texas and is thrilled to be teaching back at his alma mater. Geaux Bobcats!
Mica Bull is a choir director, private voice instructor, consultant, judge and clinician in the Northwest Houston area. Mica has taught Middle School and High School students for 18 years. Mica grew up in Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, where she was a student of Merry Marcotte, Neena Taylor and Catherine Wafford. In high school, one of her most meaningful experiences included singing in the Texas All-State Mixed Choir. Mica received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University in May 2002, where she studied with Dr. Kenneth Fulton. She graduated summa cum laude and was named the LSU School of Music’s Outstanding Senior.
Mica has previously taught at her Langham Creek High School, (her alma mater) and Klein Oak High School. Prior to her work at the high school level, Mica taught at Cook Middle School for eight years. Under Mica’s direction, the Cook Middle School Advanced Girls Choir performed at the annual TMEA Convention in 2010. Her choirs receive consistent “sweepstakes” awards at U.I.L. and numerous “Best in Class” and “Best in Festival” awards at other choral competitions. Mica served as the Middle School Vocal Coordinator for Region XXIX and has been a panelist, conductor, and contributor for workshops at both TMEA and TCDA conventions. She has also presented professional development workshops at the campus and district levels around the state. Mrs. Bull served on the U.I.L. Prescribed Music List Revision Committee from 2011-2014. Mica was a section leader for the 2019 TMEA All-State Mixed Choir. Mrs. Bull is actively sought as an adjudicator and clinician for U.I.L. Concert and Sight Reading Contests, Solo and Ensemble Contests, and All-Region Choirs. Most recently, Mica has the honor of being a featured conductor and clinician at the American Festival for the Arts Summer Institute.
Mica and her husband Aaron have two boys, Aaron Michael (5) and Archer (3). They enjoy watching sports, especially LSU football and Arsenal soccer. They also enjoy crawfish boils and barbeques, spending time with family and their annual beach trip to St. Augustine, FL.