Sharon Basinger Lehman earned a BA in Music Education from Bluffton University and a MM in Choral Conducting from Ball State University. She is currently the Choral Director at Manchester Community Schools where she conducts choirs of students in grades 3-12 and teaches fourth grade general music. Sharon has been with Community Choirs of Huntington County since 2003, holding various roles including accompanist, treble choir director, concert choir director, early childhood music teacher, and Artistic Director. She is the current/founding director of CopperSound, a high school a cappella ensemble of Community Choirs of Huntington County. Sharon is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association and serves as Area 4A Chair for Indiana All State Honor Choir. She lives in Huntington, Indiana with her husband and three children.
We are thrilled to introduce Hannah Ehle, joining CCHC as the director of the Children’s Choir and Treble Tones. Hannah graduated from Huntington University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education. She taught choir and General Music at MSD of Wabash County for the 2018-2019 school year. She was then the Choral Director for grades 5-12 at Bluffton-Harrison MSD for two years. Recently, Mrs. Ehle has returned to MSD of Wabash County where she teaches General Music for students in grades PreK-3. Along with teaching, she has also performed publicly as Soprano Soloist for the South Adams Ministerial Association and Huntington University’s renditions of Handel’s “Messiah” (2020; 2019, 2017). She is also a part of the Huntington University Community Band. Mrs. Ehle currently resides with her husband James in Huntington.
Stephanie Schultz is a local Huntington musician, music teacher, and folk artist and directs the Joyful Songsters. Originally from Warsaw, IN, she graduated from Huntington College in 1990 with a degree in piano and flute performance. She has been teaching privately (piano, flute, voice and guitar) for more than 30 years, while also serving as music director and/or choir director at a number of area churches. She is a professional accompanist for the local schools, and she often provides the music for weddings and funerals, along with regularly performing for the residents of local nursing homes. Annually, at the Huntington Pioneer Festival, she plays folk instruments like the dulcimer and pump organ, and displays her unique artwork–drums, chimes, birdhouses and seasonal decorations–all made from common gourds. Stephanie lives with her husband on their farm south of Huntington. They have five grown boys.