Meet the Board
The Faces of Our Organization
Executive Director and President
Mrs. Compton was called to the vocation of education at a very early age. She has worked with the children's music programs at her church in Irving since 1986 at many levels. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from North Texas State University in 1995. Mrs. Compton taught music at Irving ISD and Keller ISD until her retirement in 2020. She has directed multiple school choirs and has coordinated the 4th Grade District Honor Choir, and was the managing director for the Keller District 5th and 6th-grade choir from conception in 2014 - 2017. She has worked in many capacities with many children's honor choirs over the years.
Mrs. Compton has held the position of the Texas Music Educators Association as the Elementary Region chair from 2010-2020 coordinating music workshops for the teachers in Region 30. Since 1997, she has enjoyed working behind the scenes accomplishing everything from stuffing "goodie bags" to presiding over and facilitating sessions for TMEA conventions, and in 2023 was the clinician for the session "Singing With Recorders", she continues to volunteer at the TMEA conventions. In addition, Mrs. Compton has served on the Ways and means committee and facilitated teams during the Texas Choral Director's Association convention for 2 years.
With her vision for ARTS education, she started her journey to create a non-profit organization that would foster, enrich, and nurtures the lives of children seeking to continue their personal journey in the ARTS. Mrs. Compton looks forward to many more years of service in cultural arts education.
Mrs. Compton is blessed to be married, she has three girls and 5 grandchildren and resides in Southlake, TX.
Executive Artistic Director
Mrs. Bargsley started her music journey as a high school student in Keller ISD. After graduating from Keller she went to Texas Woman’s University where she graduated with a Music Education Degree in 2005. She then spent 3 wonderful years at Grapevine Middle School teaching private voice lessons before teaching full-time in Keller ISD as an Elementary Music Teacher for 5 years. Upon the arrival of her first child she resigned from full-time instruction and returned to private voice teaching in GCISD, Keller and FWISD for 7 years. She then went back to full-time teaching where she is presently at Hoover Elementary in Azle ISD teaching 5th and 6th grade music, as well as choir.
When she is not teaching music she enjoys spending time with her husband Alex and her children Jack and Aline. She has loved music her entire life and hopes that her students will leave her classroom with an appreciation and passion for singing and performing throughout their lives.
Executive Business Manager and Secretary
Dominic Hilario holds a degree from the University of Dallas in Chemistry. He has resided in Texas for his entire life. Mr. Hilario is very active in his church band. He first got involved with Childrens' Consortium for the Arts when he saw his elementary school teacher, Mrs. Becky Compton, in church some twenty years after being a student in her class. After learning of Mrs. Compton's grand vision for the arts, he knew he had to be a part it. His passion is to increase awareness and enrich his community. In his free time, Mr. Hilario loves to woodwork and make people laugh with his corny jokes.