New Albany High School has a long established tradition of choral singing. NAHS currently offers a men's choir (Men's Ensemble), women's choir (Camerata Singers), and an advanced mixed ensemble (A Cappella Singers). Students from New Albany have participated in Indiana All-State and University of Louisville Honor Choirs, ISSMA Large Group Contest, ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest, Gospelfest, our annual Holiday Spectacular, Ohio Valley Choral Festival, and other annual choral concerts and community outreach performances. The choir department debuted its brand new pop a cappella ensemble this year, code RED, which participated in the Voices in Harmony Festival in spring 2019.
Sarah Coleman is a native of Lexington, KY and a graduate of the School for Creative and Performing Arts at Lafayette High School. She holds a B.M. in Music Education and an M.M in Choral Conducting from the University of Louisville, studying voice with Edith Davis Tidwell and choral conducting with Dr. Kent Hatteberg. At the University of Louisville, she was afforded many opportunities to sing at national and international choral conventions and competitions. Some of these have included travels to South Korea, Taiwan, China, Germany, Cuba, and Singapore. Most recently, she joined Dr. Kent Hatteberg and the University of Louisville Cardinal Singers on a tour to Beijing, China to assist with choral workshops in 2017. Prior to her appointment as choir director at New Albany High School, Sarah taught choral music at high schools in Fayette County and Jefferson County, Kentucky. Sarah is a member of ACDA and NAfME and is currently serving as Board President for the Louisville Chamber Choir. She has been a staff member for the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music in 2014, 2016, and 2018.
Sarah is an active choral performer in the Louisville area. She has sung with various ensembles, including the Kentucky Bach Choir, the University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale and Cardinal Singers, and the Louisville Chamber Choir.
This is Sarah Coleman’s fourth year as choir director at New Albany High School. She directs three choirs and teaches piano and AP Music Theory. Sarah is delighted to be a part of the New Albany Performing Arts team and is looking forward to an exciting year!