Staff

Our caring and experienced staff are skilled music educators and workshop leaders.


Matt DowningMatt Downing
Matt is accompanist and assistant director of choirs at Harding High School in Marion, OH.  Matt is a graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in music education and in vocal performance.  He also completed a BA in Spanish from Muskingum University.  Matt was a staff member for the Ohio Farm Bureau’s summer conferences for three summers, and also spent five summers on staff for Muskingum’s Music Theatre Camp.
 

Joshua DuffordJoshua Dufford
Josh received his Bachelor of Music Education from Otterbein University in the spring of 2016. Previously, Josh has served as the Choir Director at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus. Josh teaches at Central College Christian Academy in Westerville where he has K-8 music, co-teaching band, strings, choir, and general music. Josh also serves as the Director of Music for All Shepherds Lutheran Church in Lewis Center where he directs the adult choir and oversees all musical activities for the church.
 

Haley EvansHaley Evans
Haley is the director of choral activities and assistant band director at Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, Ohio.  She attended Capital University and received a degree in vocal and instrumental music education.  Haley served as music director for Ohio Farm Bureau’s summer conferences for four summers.
 

McKayla EvansMcKayla Evans
McKayla is a recent graduate of Capital University.  She has a degrees in political science, pre-law concentration, economics, management, and international business minors.  Her photographs have illustrated Chorale PR materials for the past two years.
 

Peter HamptionPeter Hamption
Peter is the director of choral activities at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio, where he leads eight choirs.  He attended Otterbein University and received a degree in music education.
 

Caroline HeadingCaroline Heading
Caroline is a staff accompanist at Muskingum University.  She also accompanies several of the youth choirs at Coshocton’s Presbyterian church.  She has a degree in music education from The Ohio State University and has completed further graduate work at Muskingum University.  Caroline was a counselor at Judson Hills Baptist Camp for four summers and Camp Birch for one summer.
 

Erin JobesErin Jobes
Erin is the director of Christian education at The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton.  She received a degree in music education from Muskingum University.  She provides administrative support to Mr. Snyder throughout the year with The Cardinal Chorale, and several other ensembles.  Erin spent a summer on staff of Muskingum’s Music Theatre Camp.
 

Ryan KemperRyan Kemper
Ryan is studying Information Telecommunication Systems at Ohio University. He is a 2014 Graduate of Ottoville High school, and is from Ottoville, OH. Ryan is responsible for overseeing all IT operations of The Cardinal Chorale, is also serving as an intern for Nationwide Insurance this summer. In his free time, he enjoys programming, website development, and consulting for various businesses. He also enjoys spending time with his friends, and teaching IT concepts to people.
 

Ann LepplaAnn Leppla
Ann is a native of Coshocton, OH and a graduate of The Ohio State University. She is a retired high school chemistry and physics teacher from Coshocton High School. After retirement she joined a senior ladies' line dancing troupe. She is the accompanist for Mr. Charles Snyder's young singers at the Presbyterian Church in Coshocton. Ann has been married 43 years to her husband, John. She has one married son, one dog, and one grandog.
 

Matthew McTeagueMatthew McTeague
Matt McTeague is a music teacher, performer, and vocal coach.  An accompanist since the age of 14, Matt has performed as a pianist and/or vocalist with Carnival Cruises, OU’s Singing Men of Ohio, Wheeling Jesuit University, Muskingum University’s Concert Choir and select Chamber Singers, and many other venues.  Matt attended Interlochen Arts Academy, received his undergraduate degree in Music Theory from Ohio University, and completed postgraduate work in music education at Muskingum University.  He is currently working on his masters degree in choral conducting at Ohio University.
 

Joshua SennJoshua Senn
Josh is the previous choral music director for Newcomerstown High School and is now the choir director for Springfield Local Schools.  Josh received his degree in music education from The Ohio State University.  While at OSU, Josh spent 5 years in the Marching Band.  Josh has been a HOBY (High O’Brien Youth) Leadership staff member for the past six years.
 

Charles R. SnyderCharles R. Snyder
Charles R. Snyder received his musical training at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. In 1977, following six years as a public school vocal and instrumental music educator in grades 1-12, Mr. Snyder became a staff member at The Presbyterian Church in Coshocton, Ohio. In 1995 he founded The Cardinal Chorale, a 47-voice ensemble of Ohio high school and collegiate singers. For more information, see About the Director
 

Jennifer SperJennifer Sper
Jennifer is a former middle school and high school choral director, and has been a School Choral Music Specialist with Stanton’s Sheet Music in Columbus for over ten years. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, Jen is also the soprano section leader and assistant conductor of the Coshocton Community Choir. In her free time she enjoys good food, running and yoga (to counteract the good food...), and the Muppets.
 

Beth VaughnBeth Vaughn
Beth is the director of choral activities at Bowling Green Jr. High & High schools.  She has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in teaching from Marygrove College.  She spent four summers as a counselor – in – training for 4-H Camp Palmer & five years as music director for the Ohio Farm Bureau Summer Conferences.  With both choral & instrumental music in her background, she has also been a trumpet instructor at band camp, and assistant band director at Arcadia High School.
 

James VaughnJames Vaughn
James is the vocal music teacher at Wauseon Exempted Village Schools, teaching choirs in middle school and high school. He previously taught for 16 years at Van Buren Local Schools, building a program that consistently had over 230 students in grades 6-12. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music with a choral emphasis from Bowling Green State University and a masters degree in education from Marygrove College.  James has served as dean of men at the Defiance District, United Methodist Church Summer Institute.
 

Darren WallaceDarren Wallace
Darren currently serves as the director of the youth handbell choir at Coburn United Methodist Church in Zanesville. He recently completed his student teaching and will be attending Asbury Theological Seminary this year.
 

Zachary WolfeZachary Wolfe
Zach, a paramedic, works for the Delaware Country Division EMS where he is the station lieutenant. He earned his undergraduate degree in fire science and emergency medicine from Hocking College where he now serves on the adjunct faculty.  Zach has also been on staff for the Ohio Youth Fire and EMS Training.