Ms. Ann Johnson is the Director of Choral Activities at Grove City High School.
Ms. Johnson received her Bachelor of Vocal Music Education (B.M.E.) from Ohio Wesleyan University and Master of Music Education (M.M.) and Kodaly Certification from The Kodaly Institute at Capital University. Her career has spanned many facets in and out of the classroom. She is an Adjudicator for the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and serves on the Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA) Board as the Mentorship Chair.
The choirs and show choirs under the direction of Ms. Johnson have consistently received "Superior" ratings at regional and state level OMEA Adjudicated events and show choir competitions. Ms. Johnson has served as a Presider for the OMEA Professional Development Conference and as a Regional Conductor for the OMEA All-State Choir. For the past three years, Ms. Johnson has served on the OMEA adjudicated event large group repertoire selection committee. She recently made her conducting debut at Carnegie Hall, directing the top concert choirs at GCHS who were selected to perform a solo concert last summer. Ms. Johnson was the Vocal Director for the Ohio Educational Theatre Associations (OEdTA) State Production of "All Shook Up" which she traveled to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. She enjoys serving as a Substitute Conductor for the Columbus Children's Chorus New World Singers. She also spent a summer in a choral conductors seminar at the Juilliard School in New York City.
Ms. Johnson enjoys training in dance in NYC and Columbus, especially tap dance! She has choreographed for numerous organizations around Central Ohio throughout the years, as well as the GCHS show choirs. Previous to Grove City High School, Ms. Johnson has taught in Whitehall City, Buckeye Valley Local, and Olentangy Local school districts.
Ms. Johnson is very proud of the students of the GCHS Vocal Music program and all of their various accomplishments and continued hard work and dedication to excellence.
Accompanist / Assistant Director
Mr. Harrisreceived his M.M. in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University. Currently he works as a pianist, vocal coach and private instructor in the greater Columbus area. He is the accompanies the choirs at Grove City HS, Granville HS and Olentangy Orange HS. Brennan is the Minister of Music at Just North United Church of Christ. He is also a published composer and arranger of a cappella music for high school and collegiate ensembles.
Ms. Laura Parkinson is the Assistant Director of Show Choirs at Grove City High School.
Ms. Parkinson is the General Music Teacher at Hayes and Park Street Intermediate School. During her first year as a General Music Teacher at Hayes Intermediate School, she received “Educator of the Year.”
During the 2020 Spring Year, Ms. Parkinson student taught under Ann Johnson at Grove City High School.
Ms. Parkinson received her Bachelor of Vocal Music Education (B.M.E.) from Capital University in 2020.
Mr. Coe is a freelance choreographer, adjudicator, and clinician based in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Teays Valley High School where he was a part of the award-winning "Prominent Rendition." Shane is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Popular Culture and a minor in music. Shane also studied music education for four years while at BGSU. He currently choreographs for many show choirs across the country and has won many best choreography awards working with these groups. Shane has also choreographed for collegiate operas, musicals, a capella groups, and barbershop choruses. He was a member of the BGSU Men's Chorus as well as a founding member of the pop a capella group, the HeeBeeBGs. While with the HeeBeeBGs, he helped the group with the best choreography at ICCA. In his free time, Shane enjoys reading and hanging out with his dog, Wrigley.
Logan Pelphrey is the Assistant Band Director in the Bexley City School District, Assistant Marching Band Director at Olentangy HS, and the Combo Director at Grove City HS. He also teaches
private lessons on french horn, euphonium, and trombone around Columbus. When he isn't teaching,
Mr. Pelphrey performs in several ensembles including: The Grove City Community Winds, The Dublin Silver
Band, the Jewish Community Center's Pit orchestra, The Butterfly Guild of Columbus, as well as several
small ensembles throughout the Central Ohio area.
Mr. Pelphrey received his bachelor's degree in Music Education from Capital University in 2020 and is
currently pursuing a master's degree in Wind Band Conducting
Eric J. Hayes, Jr., is a professional performing artist, choreographer, arts educator, and
entrepreneur from Indianapolis. Selected performance and teaching credits include-
various regional theatre, commercial, and industrial work. Indianapolis Symphony
Orchestra, Indiana Pacers & Fever, Ideal Talent Group, Hoosier Lottery, The
Indianapolis 500 Festival & Parade, Super Bowl XLVI, Glam Tie Media, Big Wave
Visual Concepts and numerous workshops, camps, and intensives.
Since 2005, he has worked with high school, middle school, and college show choirs as
a choreographer camp; clinician. His choreography and staging have been performed at over
50 schools and 75+ ensembles. He has adjudicated show choir competitions in ten
states. He continues to be passionate about teaching life’s lessons and creating
memorable moments through music, dance, and performing. Eric is the founder and
Creative Director of Project 360° Xposure & 5678 Apparel. A tandem outreach
organization that benefits students in scholastic arts programs. For more information
and to support, check out www.5678apparel.com
Marah Cover is a choreographer based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Beginning in 2013, Marah has worked the show choir circuit, creating choreography and staging for many show choirs. Her love for song and dance blends well with her many talents to create award-winning shows throughout the Midwest.
Marah spent her early years refining her talents, training in different genres, including ballet, contemporary, gymnastics, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tap, and musical theater. Her extensive dance background includes 15 years of training, dancing, and performing. She then spent four years as the resident lead ballet and technique instructor at Inspire DDS. Marah is an alumni of Franklin Central and was a member of both show choirs, High Voltage and The FC Singers.
Marah is a graduate of Ball State University, where she majored in education and minored in dance while participating on a student led dance team.
Marah serves as the brand administrator of 5678 Apparel and Project 360 Xposure, an arts education and outreach program benefitting students in underserved areas. Working with these talented youths is both a privilege and a continuous motivating source for her craft. You can find more information at www.5678apparel.com.