Unity Music Directors

​​​Jerry Cardiff
Info to be posted when received   Email:   cardiffj@unity.k12.il.us

Ashley Marshall
Ms. Marshall teaches Chorus in 6th grade through High School along with 5th grade Band at Unity West.  Her teaching experience is extensive, having taught at George Washington Elementary in Park Ridge, Illinois, Park View K-8 School, Willowbrook High School in Lombard, and Madison Elementary in Hinsdale.  She was also Choir Director for the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, taught piano, voice, and dance for summer music camps at Wilson Academy of Music and Art in Westmont, and has been a volunteer for IMEA auditions.  Mrs. Marshall graduated Cum Laude from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor's Degree in Music.
Email:  marshalla@unity.k12.il.us

​Victoria Kensek
Miss Kensek grew up in the suburb of LaGrange and graduated from Lyons Township High School.  Miss Kensek graduated Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University completing a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Music Education with emphasis in instrumental and choral.  She received her Masters of Music Education from Illinois State University in 2014. She also has completed and holds full Certification in Orff Schulwerk, a process of incorporating music, instruments, dance, and literature into the music education.  Miss Kensek teaches general music at Unity West, and volunteers as a district accompanist, as well as, teaches private lessons.  Miss Kensek is working towards becoming a Nationally Board Certified Teacher and attaining her Doctoral degree.
Email:    kensekv@unity.k12.il.us

Unity East Director (new - Hannah Blum)
Ms. Blum grew up in rural Paxton, Illinois, and graduated from PBL in 2011. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Illinois University in December of 2015 with a degree in Music Education, focusing on Instrumental and General Music. While at Western, Ms. Blum participated in the Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble, the Marching Leathernecks, Western University Singers, Mu Phi Epsilon, and Western's Collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education. Unity East Elementary is Ms. Blum's first teaching position, and she is looking forward to teaching music to the students of Unity East!
​Email:  blumh@unity.k12.il.us

High School

Concert Band
Marching Band
Jazz Band
​Jazz Rock Band

Concert Choir
Surreal Sound - A Cappella
Vocal Rush - Show Choir

Jr. High

6th Grade Band
7th/8th Grade Band
Jazz Band

6th Grade Choir
7th/8th Grade Choir

Spotlights - Show Choir

Front Row - Show Choir

Unity West

​General Music
5th Grade Band
5th Grade Choir

Unity East

​General Music
5th Grade Band

​5th Grade Choir

Unity Music Boosters support general music and music groups at all Unit 7 schools as well as extra-curricular music activities as requested by the Directors.

Please check this section prior to concerts to find information about student arrival time, concert attire and any other information provided by the directors.

Music Groups Supported