All School MusicalStaff BiosGina Kehl: DirectorThis is Mrs. Kehl's 5th year as the All School Musical Director of Shawnee High School. Mrs. Kehl is one of two choral directors at Shawnee along with teaching music theory and music appreciation. She also teaches private vocal and acting lessons. She received her Bachelors of music degree from Westminster Choir College in 2007. While at Westminster Mrs. Kehl studied Music Education with a double major in Musical Theater and a concentration in voice. Mrs. Kehl has directed/assisted/stage managed a variety of musicals and operas over the past 10 years. She has had the privelige of performing with Pennsauken theater and Westminster music theater, credits include Gypsy, Oliver, West Side Story, Showboat, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Laramie Project etc. Mrs. Kehl was a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir for four years where she performed with various ensembles such as The Philadelphia orchestra and the NY Philharmonic orchestra. Mrs. Kehl has directed/stage managed for various companies including Westminster opera Theater, Westminster music theater, Pennsauken Youth theater, Princeton Festival, Natchez Opera festival, Passage theater, and Seneca High School, credits include:You're a good Man Charlie Brown, Annie, A Broadway Christmas, And the World Goes Round, Move it and it's yours, Little Women the Opera, The Marriage of Figaro, Sweeney Todd,Gianni Schicchi, Tosca, Die Fledermaus, Fiddler on the Roof, Bells are ringing and many more. Mrs. Kehl is looking forward to working with the cast and crew of Side Show.Robert C. Joubert: Vocal Director
Mr. Joubert joined the Lenape Regional High School District family in 2008. He taught at Lenape High School from 2008-2010, and prior to that in Pine Hill, NJ and Langhorne, PA. Currently Mr. Joubert teaches vocal music at Shawnee High School. In addition to classroom teaching he advises the extra-curricular Shawnee Men's Choir. He has served as the vocal director for the Shawnww All-School Musical since the 2010 - 2011 school year [Little Women (2011), Guys & Dolls (2012), Footloose (2013), Les Miserables (2014), Oklahoma! (2015), Peter Pan (2016), Sister Act (2017), Cinderella (2018), Side Show (2019)]. He has also served as Vocal Director for Mainstage Center for the Arts as well as Broadway Bound Players of Southern New Jersey.
Outside of the classroom Mr. Joubert is a professional singer. As a member of The Philadelphia Singers (2006-2010), Rob performed under the baton of many world renowned conductors, including Simon Rattle, Christoph Eshenbach, and Charles Dutoit, in New York and Philadelphia. He served as a member of their Chorale (resident chorus of The Philadelphia Orchestra), and Core (small all-professional ensemble). Mr. Joubert's performances have included soloist with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia for Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem in October, soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra for their Glorious Sounds of Christmas concert series, bass soloist for Handel's Messiah (Parts 2 &3) at Tenth Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia), the Commenadatore in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni with the Bronx Opera Company, and Truffaldin in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble in New York City. Olin Blitch in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah with The Philadelphia Opera Collective as part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Fringe Festival in September; bass soloist with Collegium Westchester for Schumann's Requiem fur Mignon and the Herald in excerpts of Richard Wagner's Lohengrin. Rob returned to Bronx Opera as Lob in Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Poisoned Kiss. He appeared as the bass soloist for W. A. Mozart's Mass in C minor and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy at Tenth Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia). Mr. Joubert sang with Choral Arts of Philadelphia in Rachmaninov's Vespers, soloist in Deerfield Presbyterian Church's recital series and Tenth Presbyterian Church's Reformation Hymn Festival, and as soloist in Haydn's Creation.
During the 2014-2015 season Mr. Joubert appeared as soloist with his alma mater, Houghton College, in performances of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, and the premiere of Cantate Domino by David Davies in Houghton, New York, as well as with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in Rochester, New York. This concert was repeated in March at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Additionally, Rob performed in recitals in Deerfield, NJ in December, Philadelphia in January, and in Houghton, New York in March.
Mr. Joubert also serves as a church musician. He served on the music staff at historic Tenth Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, PA) for 8 years, culminating as Interim Choral Director. His responsibilities there included the Director of Tenth Church Choir, Women's Chorus, June Choir, as well as soloist and chorister with the Men's Choir. He served as Associate Choral Director at First Presbyterian Church in Haddonfield, NJ from 2014-2016. He and his family are members of Immanual OPC in Medford, we he serves as choral director. Time spent performing is now dedicated to being the Dad for 2 wonderful daughters.Darcy Roth: Assistant DirectorMrs. Roth is one of the newest additions to the All School Musical family at Shawnee High School. She was hired at Shawnee in 2012 to teach biology which, in addition to music and theater, is one of her greatest passions. Before Shawnee she taught earth science in a middle school in Wall Township, but as a graduate of Shawnee's sister school Lenape Regional High School, Mrs. Roth was happy to return to the district she loves so much. While a student at Lenape High School, Mrs. Roth participated in many of the arts programs including (but not limited to) the musicals, concert choir, chamber choir, girls ensemble, art club, etc. Outside of school she was involved in several other theater programs, including a summer Broadway retreat. This retreat was an audition week long camp in which Broadway stars came to south jersey to work with a handful of students for five very long and intense rehearsals. At the end of the five days of rehearsing the students put on a local concert for the community.
After graduating from Lenape, Mrs. Roth attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Although she did still participate in some of the arts programs there, her focus turned mostly to her academics which were based in the sciences. In 2011 she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in biology and education, with a minor in chemistry.
Although Mrs. Roth has a fierce passion for the sciences, she could not be more happy to be back working with the music and theater that she also loves. She is overwhelmingly grateful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful staff and with such wonderful students during the All School Musical.Jim Sheffer: Orchestral Pit Director
Director of Instrumental Music at the Haines 6th Grade Center and Medford Memorial Middle School, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from West Chester University. Mr. Sheffer has also earned two Masters’ Degrees in Education Administration and Curriculum and Instruction.
Mr. Sheffer’s responsibilities in Medford include directing the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Concert Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Musical Pit Orchestra, instrumental lessons, and various small instrumental ensembles. Additionally, Mr. Sheffer teaches summer band lessons as part of the district’s Summer Enrichment Program and coaches intramural basketball, flag football, and golf.
Mr. Sheffer has the distinct honor of teaching in the same middle school in which he graduated from when he was a child. It was during his elementary and middle school years where he developed his passion for music and he thoroughly enjoys and appreciates the opportunity to give back to the community that fostered his love for music.
The Concert and Jazz Bands at Memorial have flourished under the direction of Jim Sheffer. These groups are recognized as premier middle school performing groups in Southern New Jersey. In addition to the numerous performances throughout the Medford community, Mr. Sheffer’s bands have been invited to perform for the Philadelphia Phillies, Lakewood BlueClaws, Philadelphia Wings, New Jersey Devils, Newark Bears, Camden Riversharks, Atlantic City Surf, and for Disney.
Mr. Sheffer has been honored to serve as guest conductor of several area bands including the All South Jersey Junior High School Jazz Band, the All South Jersey Junior High Symphonic Band, and the All South Jersey Elementary Honors Band. Currently, Mr. Sheffer is the orchestral conductor for the Voorhees Theatre Company and looks forward to their upcoming production of Big The Musical, a musical rendition of the movie starring Tom Hanks.
Additionally, Mr. Sheffer is a professional musician and frequently performs with Haddonfield Plays and Players, the Ritz Theatre Company, and numerous local school and community theatre productions. Performance highlights include performing for the Premiere regional performance of Monty Python’s Spamalot and performing for the opening night production of The Music Man on Broadway.
Mr. Sheffer is also involved in the NJMEA, SJBODA, OCHB, ITG, NJAJE, and a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He has also been selected among Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who Worldwide, and was recognized as Who’s Who Worldwide Professional of the Year.Mr. Sheffer resides in Medford Lakes, NJ with his lovely wife Terri, and his two beautiful daughters, Victoria and Jamie.