John Williams, Former Principal

John Williams, Former Principal

I am so proud of how our choirs represent our school. Every year hundreds of amazing students enjoy a chance to be a part of one of the premier choir programs in the country.

Maya Birhiray '18

Carmel Choirs has become my family throughout the years. As I move through the program I have been granted the opportunity to grow as a musician and as a person. The choir department has lead me to create so many meaningful relationships, and I contribute my success in high school to my participation in this program.

Sophie Miller '18

My participation in Carmel Choirs has been a very rewarding experience. It has been, and continues to be, a program where I can truly grow in my knowledge and craft in music, it and allows me to enjoy the deep passion I have for it.

Charlotte Seidensticker '18

I have made a home in the Carmel choir program. It’s a close-knit family like no other program I’ve seen. Everyone strives to be the best that they can be, and not for selfish reasons, but for the good of the program. I’ve met some of my closest friends through the department. No matter how long of a break I take from the program or the people, I can jump back in and feel right at home.

Hannah George '17

Being a part of the Carmel Choirs program was an experience unlike any other at Carmel High School. The tight-knit bonds I made and the family I was a part of were ones I’ll never forget. I was able to make so many wonderful memories in this program. It gave me something to be motivated and passionate about.

Jake Greene '17

Carmel Choirs helped me grow into a more responsible person by teaching me skills like time management and leadership, in addition to bettering my musical abilities. Furthermore, I got to do it with people who would become my very best friends.

Jake Letts '17

The three years I spent in the Carmel choirs program had a tremendous part in shaping the person I am today. I learned how to be a part of a team and how to work with people of all different personalities and opinions to achieve a common goal: making beautiful music to share with the world. Being a part of the choir program helped me realize where my true passion is, and thanks to the help of the directors and supportive students, has set me on the path to be the person I have always wanted to be. Carmel choirs will always be home to me, and I hope that it becomes home to many more students as well.

Jackie Hu '16

Being involved in choir at Carmel built my confidence and gave me the courage to express myself.

Olivia Miller '16

When I saw my first Holiday Spectacular in the second grade, I was inspired to be a part of the choral program. Although I joined to have fun and be a part of something special, I have also gained time management skills, coordination, close friends, and great memories.

Emily Tatum '15

The Carmel Choirs Program challenged me in a way that was different than any other aspect of high school. It required me to think beyond myself yet remain internally motivated for excellence. The program provoked a passion and an appreciation for not only music, but also for Carmel High School in general. Through choir, I gained a great respect for the school as well as the Carmel community, both of which are strong proponents of the arts.

Melissa Womer Finklea '81

I moved to Carmel in the middle of my sophomore year and joined choir, as I had in my South Carolina high school. I was in Descants, then Accents and Ambassador crew, then Ambassadors as a senior. CHS choirs gave me an immediate group to be part of and instant friends. Lots of great memories, Ann Conrad & Ron Hellems!