Ms. Helai Karim

Phone: 571-367-4040


Degrees and Certifications:

James Madison University- Bachelor of Music in Music Education Certification - K-12 Instrumental and Vocal Music Education

Ms. Helai Karim

Ms. Helai Karim is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. From Fairfax, Virginia, Ms. Karim discovered her love of choral music at Robinson Secondary School, under the direction of Michael Horanski. She also recently student taught in Fairfax County at Liberty Middle School and Annandale High School. 


During her time at James Madison, Ms. Karim sang in the Madison Singers and the Masterworks Chorale. She has been fortunate to study under the direction of Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat- Chromy and Dr. Bryce Hayes. Ms. Karim has worked with various choirs, including the Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir and the Children's Chorus of Washington. In 2016, Ms. Karim had the privilege of winning the James Madison ACDA Collegiate Conducting Competition. 


When Ms. Karim isn't singing, she enjoys learning how to DJ, discovering new Bed and Breakfasts throughout Virginia, and keeping up with her favorite sports teams. Ms. Karim is beyond excited to be a charter member of Willard's Music Department and getting to know her students through music! 


A Days

Block 1: 8th Grade Women's Chorus

Block 2: 9th Grade Mixed Chorus

Block 3: Planning

Block 4: 8th Grade Guitar


B Days

Block 5: Advisory 

Block 6: Planning

Block 7: 8th Grade Women's Chorus

Block 8: 8th Grade Men's Chorus


  • class resources


    For information about the Willard Chorus Department please visit