Patrick Hachey, Director of Choral Activities and Lead Teacher for the Performing Arts Grades 5 – 12, has taught at Roxbury High School for 16 years. Mr. Hachey holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Indiana University at Bloomington. while studying at IU, he served two years as the assistant director of the world-renowned Singing Hoosiers and was a founding member of the well-known men’s a cappella group, Straight No Chaser. In 2011, Mr. Hachey was awarded the Singing Hoosiers Alumni Council Distinguished Alumni Award.
Before coming to Roxbury Township, Mr. Hachey held choral directing positions at Pequannock Township High School, Pompton Plains, NJ and Hanover Park High School, East Hanover, NJ. During his time at Roxbury High School, he has conducted the Roxbury Chorale, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Melodies, Madrigals, Concert Choir, Freshman Women’s Ensemble, and the Eight Grade Chorus at the district’s middle school. The Roxbury Melodies, Mr. Hachey’s select women’s choir, was selected as performance ensemble for the 2014 ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore.
In addition, Mr. Hachey serves as Drama Advisor at Roxbury High School, directing both the Fall Drama and the Spring Musical, and has a studio of private voice students. Still active as a lyric baritone in the New York metropolitan area, he has vast experience in solo performance, including classical, opera, musical theater, jazz and pop styles.
Mr. Hachey was the guest conductor of the 2006 & 2012 Sussex County High School Honors Choirs, the 2008 NJ Region I MIxed Choir and the 2013 NJ Region II Women’s Choir. In 2017, Mr. Hachey conducted the NJ All-State Mixed Choir. He is a sought-after choral clinician throughout the northeast, having adjudicated in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, and is currently the Treasurer for the New Jersey American Choral Directors Association Executive Board.