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, Vocal Director at Charleston County School of the Arts, received a Master of Music Education in Choral Music from the University of South Carolina. Her choirs have been very successful, receiving superior ratings and awards as well as national recognition. She is an active member of the South Carolina Music Educator’s Association, American Choral Director’s Association, and the chair of the SC All-State Chorus audition committee. Mrs. Caffarel has been a guest clinician across South and North Carolina. She also has extensive dance training in all disciplines and has been the choreographer for her choral ensembles and other show choirs, choruses and musical theatre presentations. Heather enjoys serving in her church, in the music, children’s and youth ministries, foreign missions and participating in community events.