Our Story

Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs began in 1996 under the name Oklahoma City Homeschool Choirs.  Directed by Sue Vanderwater, the organization grew from one choir to three, setting the standard of excellence in homeschool choral education.

In 2009, Dr. Michael Dean assumed ownership of the choirs upon Vanderwater's retirement and with the assistance of his wife, Kim Dean, and choral director Kathy Gossen the choirs continued to expand to four choirs.  

In 2012, Kathy Gossen took over as executive director of the choirs, and quickly filed for 501(c)(3) status with the help of a founding board.  Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs (COHC) officially became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Spring of 2014, the same year the choirs expanded from one location to three.  For the first time, the choirs became owned by the membership instead of an individual proprietor.

In 2015, Elizabeth Lopez, a COHC choral director, took over as Executive Director. She guided the group until May of 2107 when Jacque Hocking became Executive Director.  Mrs. Hocking's vision for the future will continue the excellence in choral education and expand the community outreach of COHC.