Emily Reeves Bohl
Emily Reeves Bohl is the Director of Choral Activities at Goose Creek High School & Berkeley Center for the Arts (BCA), where she directs the school's choral ensembles, and teaches elective music courses and BCA Musicianship (theory, history, piano, and aural skills). Bohl holds the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, cum laude, from Charleston Southern University (2015). Upon graduation, Emily was named the Horton School of Music Outstanding Student in Music Education, and was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. She also holds the Master of Education in Administration and Curricular Supervision from the University of Oklahoma (2019), and the Master of Music in Music Education - Kodály from Holy Names University (2020); where she was the recipient of the R.H. and Jane Logan Fellowship in Education, and was made member of Kappa Gamma Pi Graduate Honor Society.
Bohl is in her seventh year of teaching music and choir in public, private, and community settings in Oklahoma and California. Students under her direction have been selected for regional, state, and national honor choirs; choirs under her direction have received superior ratings in competition and festival settings. She has been an employee of Charleston Southern University Summer Music Camp annually since 2012; performing varied duties in vocal, instrumental, and music theatre camps. Most recently, she served as Junior Choir Director (2018), Head Counselor (2019), and Senior Choir Director (2021). Professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education (SCMEA), Organization of American Kodály Educators (KMESC), and the American Choral Directors Association (SCACDA), where she serves as a member of the High School Committee.
Bohl can regularly be heard as mass cantor at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and as staff soprano at Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul; both in downtown Charleston. She has studied voice with Shauna Fallihee and Ricard Bordas, and conducting with Dr. Valerie Bullock, Dr. Marshall Forrester, Dr. László Nemes, and János Horváth. Professors of educational methods and musicianship include Maree Hennessy, Gemma Arguelles, Ildikó Thész Salgado, and Dr. Valerie Bullock. An active performer, she is a frequent soloist in instrumental recitals, new music premieres, and with various choral ensembles. 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.