In the vocal music aspect of SOFA, we focus on preparing students for a competitive, diverse world of musical opportunities. We do not limit ourselves to what is easy and we do not limit our focus to simply musical pursuits. Instead, we strive for a holistic approach, one that allows us to educate young artists, entrepreneurs, administrators and whatever other pursuits our students find.

About The Program

The diversity of musical literature and opportunity at HCHS is rare in the state of Kentucky. Through our Show Choir, Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, our program provides three very different musical experiences, each of which appeal to a different group of students. From our performance at Carnegie Hall last spring to our involvement with the community around us, the HCHS Choirs are ambassadors for our school, our county and our state. Students and parents should seek out the HCHS SOFA program in vocal music for the unique insulation it will provide for their students in a mutually supportive system of arts education. There is something for all students in the vocal music program, whether their interest is Bach or Taylor Swift. We seek to meet the needs of our students just as much as we ask our students to conform to the successful system of music education we currently have in place.

Voice Instructors


Andrew Miller

2016 marks Mr. Miller’s second year at HCHS. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2015 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's in Music Education. He was an Alltech Vocal Scholar at UK and received the Presidential Merit Scholarship. Students of Miller’s can expect a fundamental reliance on several music literacy systems, including but not limited to the use of solfege and Curwen hand signs. His courses seek to present a diverse educational program that meets the demands placed on current artists in the work force.


Charles McManus

Charlie McManus is a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a Vocal emphasis and a Minor in Percussion Performance (2016). He is very glad to be spending his first year teaching at Henderson County High School as the Music/Gifted & Talented Teacher. Mr. McManus works with both the choir department and the band department.

SoFA Voice Program Pathway

Disclaimer: The curriculum is currently in the refinement stage. There may be some adjustments made so please be aware that this layout may change before or during July 2017.

Grade 9 

  • English 1 or Adv English 1 or Adv English 2
  • Algebra Concepts or Adv Algebra 1 or Adv Geometry
  • IPS or Adv IPS Or APES
  • World Civ or Adv World Civ or AP World History
  • PE And Health
  • Computer Applications
  • Concert or Chamber Choir

Grade 10

  • English 2 or Adv English 2 or AP Seminar
  • Algebra 1 or Adv Geometry or Adv Algebra 2
  • Biology 0r Adv Biology Amer Studies or AP Gov’t
  • Chamber Choir
  • Music History Or Elective
  • Elective

Grade 11

  • English 3 or AP English 3
  • Geometry or Adv Algebra 2 or AP Calculus
  • Chemistry or Adv Chemistry
  • US History or AP US History
  • Chamber Choir
  • Intro to Music Theory
  • Elective

Grade 12

  • English 4 or AP English 4
  • Algebra 2 or AP Calculus/AP Statistics/College Alg
  • College path 4th Science
  • Chamber Choir
  • AP Music Theory
  • Elective
  • Elective

*Required Courses include 4 yrs Concert/Chamber Choir, Intro to Music Theory and AP Music Theory