Board of Directors

The following are the board of directors for 2016. 


Karen Helton, president


Karen Helton is originally from Arkansas and was a Navy Wife for 21 years before she and her husband settled in Oklahoma with their family. Her daughter Grace is in Bella Voce in Edmond and has been in COHC for four years. Books and music are an important part of the Helton home.

Ashley Murphy, vice-president

Ashley began studying dance at age 3 and has never stopped. She found her love of teaching while in high school where she attended theOklahoma Summer Arts Institute in both ballet and modern dance. Studying with the Shauffenbergs, Chamberlins, Linda Miller of the Joffrey Ballet, Clay Taliafero, Derrick Minter of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Bill Evans, Lara Teeter and the late Carveth Osterhaus has encouraged her development as an teaching artist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Dance Education from the University of Central Oklahoma where she was a member of the UCO Kaleidoscope Dance Company. She has danced professionally with Prairie Dance Theatre, Kambour Dance Theatre, and Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival. Ashley has works for local studios for 20 years. She has choreographed for Council Road Baptist Church, Moore Public School Choirs, Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and Perpetual Motion Dance Company. Ashley has performed in ballets, concerts, plays, musicals, choirs, operas and even had a turn as a puppeteer a few times. In her spare time she enjoys books, yarn, her husband, and children.


Diana Chippeaux, treasurer 


Diana Chippeaux has been homeschooling her children for 21 years. With music being an important part of her children's education, they are so thankful for the opportunities that COHC offers the homeschooling community. Two daughters will be returning this year to Bella Voce, one son will again be participating in Illuminati and one son in Principio, all at the Oklahoma City location. They are looking forward to what's ahead for the 2014-2015 choir year.

Karen Serna, Secretary

Karen and her family are relative new comers to Oklahoma having moved in late 2014 from Austin, TX. Karen is passionate about homeschooling her children for the purpose of training them to be agents of cultural transformation. COHC has been an incredible blessing to her and her children as they transitioned to this new community. Her heart is to see COHC grow so that more families can be impacted by its quality music education.

Joel McRae, social chair

Joel McRae is a Research Assistant at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. He has 2 daughters, Elena and Olivia, who sing with the OKC Illuminati and Bella Voce choirs. He has played the trumpet since grade school and earned a music scholarship to the University of Central Oklahoma where he played in the Concert and Jazz bands. He currently plays in his Church orchestra. Joel is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and, in the past, has sung with Music Central, a chorus that competed at the BHS International competition in 1999 and placed 19th out of the 942 choruses in the BHS worldwide. Joel currently sings with the OK Chorale, a men's Acapella Barbershop chorus, and also in the OKIE DOKES a professional Barbershop Quartet.


Cara Segelquist, Vendor Committee Chair Person

Cara Segelquist and family are native Oklahomans. They have lived in a few other states, but Oklahoma is home and is a wonderful place to raise a family. She is married to her husband, Russell. They have one son, Nathan, and one daughter, Abigail. She has been involved in homeschooling for about 7 years. She was involved in band and choir for many years and when the opportunity for her daughter to be involved in COHC came about; she knew it was something worth their time. It has far exceeded her expectations and has provided not only musical instruction and experience for her daughter, but personal growth and friendships as well. Her daughter is involved in the Bella Voce choir in Edmond.

Angie Laubach, Member-at-Large

Angie Laubach is the Early Childhood Director at CrossPointe Church.  Her and her husband, Shawn live in Norman and have three children, Katelyn, Hannah and Owen.  Her 2 daughters enjoy singing with the Norman Illuminati and Bella Voce choirs.  COHC has played an important role in both of her daughters’ education and she is excited to be involved with the choir.  

To contact a board member email us at: board@centralokhomeschoolchoirs.com.