Music Program — PreK - 12
Mr. Fritz Streiff
Music Department Head
6th-12th Grades Choir(s) Director
Ms. Melissa Lichtler
High School Band Director
Mrs. Vanessa Allen
4th-Grade General Music Teacher
5th-Grade Band Assistant & Choir Director
Mrs. Michelle Watson
Middle School Band Director
Mrs. Samantha Puterbaugh
Elementary Music Teacher (K-3)
Music Program Summary
Chardon’s music program is an integral part of the overall curriculum, and operates on the belief that all students are innately artistic and can find meaning and joy in music.
From elementary school on all students are given the opportunity to learn about their musical heritage and be able to listen with informed ears.
As students mature, they take can take advantage of a variety of opportunities that can inspire personal expression. Band begins in fifth grade, chorus in sixth grade, and under the direction of a skilled faculty, it is no surprise that by high school, the full symphonic band is dazzling its audiences with Beethoven, and the chorus is inspiring the community in the annual performance of Handel’s "Hallelujah Chorus".
Theatre/Drama — Chardon High School
Mr. Fritz Streiff
Drama Program Coordinator
Ms. Karen Porter
2023 Drama Fall Play Director
Mrs. Jackie Brown
2023 Drama Fall Play Assistant Director
Theatre/Drama Program Summary
Theatre/Drama is an integral part of the academic curriculum at CHS, which uniquely integrates major aspects of other fields of study in its own.
Drama/theatre activities lend themselves particularly to language competencies, to interdisciplinary investigations of history and culture, and to such problem-solving skills as hypothesis testing and decision making. It helps students to develop internal and external personal resources, teamwork skills, and aesthetic judgments.
Theatre students are able to take creative risks, express themselves clearly, and work as a team to solve problems. These skills are needed in all jobs and job markets today.