About Us

The Apex High School Chorus, directed by Heather Copley, is made up of 140-180 voices, male and female. The ages of students range from fourteen to eighteen. Each year Apex has students who participate in the North Carolina Honors Chorus, and the North Carolina All State Chorus.  They have received superior ratings in festivals in and out of state over the course of Heather Copley's reign as director. They have won first place awards in Atlanta, Georgia; Williamsburg, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia; Orlando, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; and Annapolis, Maryland. They have performed by invitation and auditions at Carnegie Hall in New York City; The Biltmore House Candlelight Tour in Asheville, North Carolina; the North Carolina Music Educators Conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the Heritage Festivals of Gold in Chicago; and the Memorial Day Invitational Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. The Apex High School Advanced Mixed Chorus has also performed at the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Apex is known for its outstanding Women's Chorus. The Apex choirs have also toured Italy and Switzerland. They also performed in the London International Choral Festival in London, England.

Apex High School maintains three different choir classes - Men's Chorus, Intermediate Women's Chorus and Honors Women's Chorus. Each class studies and sings a variety of music from each genre. These choirs perform in concerts throughout the year.


Regular yearly performances by the Apex High School Chorus include: 

  • Spring Concert
  • Winter Concert
  • All County Chorus
  • All-State Chorus
  • NC Honors Chorus
  • Middle School Concerts
  • District Festival at Meredith College
  • Spring Trip
  • Tri-High Choral Festival
  • Spring Banquet
  • School Wide Musical

Choral Archives

Past Spring trip performances by Apex High School Chorus include:

District Festival - Superior Ratings and Sight Singing 1999-2013

Nassau Bahamas Carnival Cruise Competition 1st Place 2000

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 2001

Carnegie Hall Invitational Concert in NY, Mozart Mass in C Minor, 2001

Orlando FL Competition 1st and 2nd Place 2002

NC Music Educators Conference Invitational Showcase 2002

Biltmore House Christmas Candlelight Tour Concert 2003

Norfolk VA Competition 1st Place, Grand Champions 2003

Atlanta GA Competitions 2004 1st Place, Grand Champions; 1999 3rd Place

Williamsburg VA Competition 1st Place 1999, 2007

Disney's Epcot Candlelight Christmas Processional with Neil Patrick Harris 2007/

Chicago Festivals of Gold Finalists, 2007

Memorial Day Invitational Festival, 2009

Grand Champions Heritage Music Festivals Annapolis, Maryland 2010

London International Choral Festival London, England 2010-2011

Atlanta GA Heritage Festival 1st place, Grand Champions 2012, 2016

Disney's Epcot Candlelight Christmas Processional with Whoppie Goldberg 2013, 2016

Grand Champions Heritage Music Festivals Annapolis, Maryland 2014

USS Arizona Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 2015

Germany, Austria, Italy Tour 2018

 Grand Champions Heritage Festivals New Orleans 2019

 NY City St. Patrick's Cathedral 2020

Apex Fine Arts Musical Productions

Past musical theatre productions at Apex High School have included: 

  • "1040's Radio Hour" 1999
  • "Music Man" 2000
  • "Grease" 2001
  • "Into the Woods" 2002
  • "Footloose" 2003
  • "West Side Story" 2004
  • "Seussical the Musical" 2005
  • "Guys and Dolls" 2006
  • "Oklahoma!" 2007
  • "Jesus Christ Superstar" 2008
  • "Once Upon a Mattress" 2009
  • "Fiddler on the Roof "  2010
  • "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" 2011
  • "Into the Woods" 2012
  • "Bye Bye Birdie" 2013
  • "Curtains" 2014
  • "Les Miserables" 2015
  • "The Addams Family" 2016
  • "9 to 5" 2017
  • "Cinderella" 2018
  • "Children of Eden" 2019
  • "The Drowsy Chaperone" 2020

Our Director, Heather Copley

Heather Copley has been the director at Apex High School for 23 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Voice from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Each year Mrs. Copley is the Music Director for the Apex Fine Arts Department's Musical Productions and is the advisor to the Apex High School Tri-M Honor Music Society. She is also a member of NCMEA, MENC, and ACDA.  Mrs. Copley serves as member at large on the NCMEA High School Chorus Executive Board.

AHS Performing Arts

Apex High School Main Website

Apex High Band - Directed by Daniel Jarvis

Apex High Orchestra - Directed by Jeremy Bellion

Apex HighTheatre - Directed by Laura Levine