About the Choral Program
The Western Hills High School Choral Program is a talented group of young men and women who work together to share their love of music through singing. The choral program consists of four ensembles: Men's Chorus, Women's Chorale, Advanced Chorale, and after school Chamber Choir and Pop Ensemble. Approximately 80 students are involved in the Western Hills choral program. The Advanced Chorale is the advanced performing ensemble at Western Hills and has performed for the governor of Kentucky and has achieved much success at district choral contest obtaining distinguished ratings. The Men's Chorus and Women's Chorale are beginning to intermediate training groups. In 2010, the WHHS Women's Chorale was selected to perform at the annual KMEA state conference. The Western Hills Choral Program also offers an extracurricular chamber choir that won 3rd place at the University of Louisville Chamber Choir Competition in 2005 and 2008.
Western Hills High School is one of four high schools in Franklin County, Kentucky and was founded in 1980. It has a student body of around 800 that serves the western part of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky. Western Hills High School is a traditional school providing the students a well-rounded curriculum. Our principals are Ms. Rita Rector, Mr. Greg Lawson, and Ms. Anne Clark.
Western Hills High School Mission Statement
It is the mission of Western Hills High School to provide educational opportunities that encourage each student to develop personal responsibility, respect for individual differences, and an inquiring mind so that each student will continue to learn, develop and apply skills and talents to become a productive citizen in an ever-changing society.
Franklin County Public Schools Mission Statement
The mission of the Franklin County Public Schools is to educate students in a community-involved learning environment that ensures all students will achieve their greatest individual potential in order to succeed in a global society.
About the Director
Tiffany Marsh is a native of Southern Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree in voice and piano and Master of Music Performance degree in Choral Conducting, studying primarily with Dr. Kent Hatteberg, both from the University of Louisville School of Music.
Mrs. Marsh has been an adjudicator for KMEA festivals as well as a guest conductor for All-State regional rehearsals and the Jefferson County All-County Chorus in 2009 and will also be this fall 2013. In June of 2003, she attended the International Seminar for Choral Conductors held at the Bavarian Music Academy in Marktoberdorf, Germany.
Along with her husband, Ryan Marsh, they serve as staff members of the Kentucky Music Ambassadors European program and represent the Central Kentucky region. They served as the District 7 All-State Chorus co-chairpersons from 2006-2009. She also has held the position of newsletter editor of the Kenductor, the yearly publication of the Kentucky chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and now is the webmaster for that organization.
Mrs. Marsh holds professional memberships with the American Choral Directors Association, Music Eductor's National Conference, Kentucky Music Educators Association, and Kentucky Education Association/National Education Association.
Mrs. Marsh held a position on the Western Hills High School SBDM council during the 2009-2010 school year and currently serves as Fine Arts Department chairperson. Mrs. Marsh also earned her National Board Teaching certification in 2012.
Mrs. Marsh is in her tenth year as choral director at Western Hills High School where she also enjoys teaching AP Music Theory, Piano Keyboarding, and Arts and Humanities classes and is fortunate to work with great students and colleagues.