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Emily Reeves Bohl

Soprano

Emily Reeves Bohl is the Director of Choral Activities at Berkeley Center for the Arts (BCA), housed at Goose Creek High School. Emily is in her eighth year of teaching music and directing choirs in varied settings. Students under her direction have been selected for regional, state, and national honor choirs, and choirs under her direction have consistently received superior ratings in competitive and adjudicated settings. 

In addition to her duties as Director of Choral Activities, Emily serves as Music Director for theatrical productions at BCA; most recently directing You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (2021), Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (2021), and The Wizard of Oz (2022). Emily is also an Adjunct Professor at The College of Charleston, where she teaches courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program and oversees practicum students in Choral Music Education. Outside the classroom, Emily maintains an active performing schedule throughout South Carolina. She can be heard regularly as staff soprano at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and with professional choirs including The King's Counterpoint, Vox Regis, and Cantores Charleston. 

Professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education (SCMEA), Organization of American Kodály Educators (KMESC), and the South Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (SCACDA), where she serves as the Chair for Treble Repertoire and Resources. Emily has served as a clinician in varied settings, most recently serving as a Clinician for Waccamaw Schools Fall Premiere (2022) and as Director of Senior Choir at Charleston Southern University Summer Music Camp (2021). She is also active as a presenter, especially in the area of the Kodály concept and its applications to Choral Pedagogy. Recent presentations include the SC American Choral Director Association Conference (2022), and Berkeley County School District's Conference (2023). 

Bohl has studied conducting with Dr. Valerie Bullock, Dr. Marshall Forrester, Dr. László Nemes, János Horváth, and Dr. Anna Fűri. Professors of educational methods and musicianship include Maree Hennessy, Gemma Arguelles, Ildikó Thész Salgado, Dr. Nóra Keresztes, and Dr. Valerie Bullock. As a chorister, she has sung with academic and professional ensembles across the United States and abroad in England and Spain. Previous solo engagements include the soprano solos in Messiah (G.F. Handel), Gloria (John Rutter), Magnificat (J.C. Bach), and the Oklahoma premiere of Mass no. 1 (Marcel Tyberg) with Windsong Chamber Choir. Mrs. Bohl’s music theatre experience includes West Side Story, Into the Woods, Little Women, and Once Upon a Mattress, and operatic work includes Doctor Miracle (Bizet); in addition to numerous scene shows and cabaret-style performances in both disciplines.

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