Robin A. Rogers, Director
Robin A. Rogers is a graduate of Newberry College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education, church music, music theory, piano and voice. In addition, he has a master's degree in School Administration from The Citadel. He has been teaching choral music for the past thirty years in the Charleston area. He was co-director of the Middleton Singers for twelve years at Middleton High School, and taught choral music at Fort Dorchester High School before coming to Charleston County School of the Arts, where he has been teaching for the past fifteen years. Mr. Rogers has worked for Walt Disney Productions as producer of several theme park shows and has served as a clinician, national judge, and guest conductor for a number of all-county and all-state choirs. He has also been a featured pianist with several symphony orchestras up and down the east coast. His students have worked with and have sung back up for celebrities including Michael Bolton, Kevin Mahogany, Shania Twain, The Young Americans, and the New York City Rockettes. Several of his students have had major lead roles on Broadway. One of his most famous students is Darius Rucker, better know as Hootie, of Hootie and the Blowfish. For many years, he has had the most students selected annually for South Carolina's All-State Chorus. Likewise, numerous students have been selected for ACDA National Honor Choirs and the Kodaly National Choir of America.
Heather Hammond Caffarel, Director
Heather Hammond Caffarel is in her seventh year as co-director of the Charleston School of the Arts Vocal Program. She earned her Master of Music Education in Choral Music from the University of South Carolina. Hammond’s choirs have consistently earned superior ratings at the state and national level. She has been a guest clinician across the Carolinas, working with both middle and high school groups. Hammond has served on the SCMEA All-State committee for ten years and chaired the process for four years. Hammond has extensive dance training in all disciplines. She enjoys spending time with her family, serving in her church, The Church at Lifepark and traveling. Heather and her husband Chris, have three children, Sadie, Sullivan and Ayden.