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 served on the Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA) Board as the chair of the OCDA High School Men's and Women's Honor Choirs from 2013-2019.
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 served as a Regional Conductor for the OMEA All-State Choir for multiple years. For the past three years Ms. Johnson has served on the OMEA adjudicated event repertoire selection committee. 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 and Santa Maria Choirs. She also spent a summer in a choral conductors seminar at the Juilliard School in New York City. Ms. Johnson enjoys performing roles in musicals around Columbus, training in dance in NYC and Columbus, especially tap dance! She has choreographed for numerous organizations around Central Ohio throughout the years. 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. Harris received 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 accompanies choirs at Grove City HS, Granville HS, and Olentangy Orange HS, and is the Director of Music at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church. He is also a published composer and an arranger of a cappella music for high school and collegiate groups.
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.
Daniel Landis received his Bachelor of Choral Music Education from Bowling Green State University. Before taking on the role of Combo Director for Grove City’s Show Choirs, he was the Director of Choral Activities at Wapakoneta High School. As an Ohio native, Daniel served as the Student Representative for the ODCA board, and later as the 2021 Virtual Summer Conference Coordinator. Daniel is thrilled to be with Grove City’s Show Choirs and to be working with such dedicated and talented students!
Dave Jarrell has been working as Technical Director with Grove City High School Show Choirs for the past two years. Prior to his current career, Dave was a vocal music teacher for many years. After earning a bachelors in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, Dave became the Director of Choral Activities at Northwestern High School and then at Whitehall Yearling High School. With his understanding of choral and show choir competitions, Dave has been able to share his
expertise to assist the Grove City High School choir program. He enjoys volunteering as Technical Director for the Show Choirs as he loves working with the students and staff to help them be successful. He is excited to help lead and be part of such an incredible group of students and staff!
Ms. James is a freelance choreographer based in Los Angeles. Her employment history includes show choir choreography for various junior high, high school and college groups around the country. She is also a choreographer for Show Choir Camps of America in Illinois and Ohio, and has worked with Mississippi Delta Junior College, Belmont University in Nashville and The Dance Company at the University of Mississippi. Her credits also include creating video choreography for "Show Design, Inc." and touring with the rhythm tap group "Cacophony". April is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in kinesiology (science of movement).