• Performing Arts Staff 

    Mr. Kevin Feher, Director of Bands




    Mr. Feher is the Director of Concert, Symphonic, and Jazz Bands as well as the Marching Rams. In addition to his bands, Mr. Feher teaches various music electives. He has received an undergraduate degree for music education from Duquesne University and his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with a concentration on Curriculum and Instructional Design from Gwynedd Mercy University.  He has been teaching for the past thirteen years in several public and private schools in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area.  Through those years, he has had experience teaching elementary through high school, and a variety of musical disciplines including general music, strings, and band instruction.  For eight years, he has been an employee of the Pennridge School District and is currently the Director of Bands at the high school, where he has served for the past five years.





    Mrs. Jennifer DiVasto, Director of Orchestras and PHS Rock Band


    Mrs. DiVasto Mrs. DiVasto is the Orchestra and Chamber string director at PHS as well as the rock band 1 and rock band 2 director. In addition to teaching these courses, Mrs. DiVasto also works with music career pathways students. Mrs. DiVasto graduated from Temple University with her B.S. in Music Education and a concentration in viola. She has her master's degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design from Wilkes University. In January of 2006, Mrs. DiVasto began teaching at Central Bucks and was the high school orchestra director for CB East for 16 years before she came to work for Pennridge.

    Throughout her tenure as a teacher, she has hosted and had students performing along with many professional groups such as Barrage, String Fever, Republic of Strings, and Mark Wood. Mrs. DiVasto has also directed the pit orchestra for the musicals 42nd Street, The Music Man, Footloose, and Beauty and the Beast. She has also been a performing member of pit orchestras for West Side Story, Les Miserables, Aida, Into the Woods, Sweet Charity, Wizard of Oz, Kiss Me Kate, Seussical the Musical, The Sound of Music, and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Mrs. DiVasto has performed as part of the Lancaster Symphony, Reading Symphony, Pottstown Symphony and Bucks County Orchestra. She also performs as a member of a string quartet and works with summer string programs through the community school.  

    As an active member of PMEA and BCMEA, Mrs. DiVasto presents for various professional developments and conferences about different topics surrounding music education.  Recently Mrs. DiVasto was featured in TIME magazine for creating unique opportunities for her students during the pandemic. You can read the article here.



    Miss Christa Schimitsch, Director of Choirs & Theater Director



    Miss Christa Schimitsch is excited to continue her journey at Pennridge High School in the Performing Arts Department. At Pennridge, she teaches Mixed Choir, Concert Choir, Music Composition and Theory, and AP Music Theory. Extracurricularly, she runs Chamber Choir, the Fall Play, and the Spring Musical. Additionally, she facilitates a cappella choral ensembles and rehearses students for PMEA and BCMEA festival choirs. 


    Prior to coming to Pennridge, Miss Schimitsch taught at Manheim Central High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Previous courses instructed include Choir, Music Theory, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Music Technology, Music Appreciation, and Musical Theater. 


    Miss Schimitsch is a 2015 graduate of Penn State with a degree in Music Education, specializing in secondary choral music. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Music Education from Boston University. Outside of the classroom, Miss Schimitsch has taught vocal technique and pedagogy privately and served as a writer, director, and music director at a number of children’s and adult theater companies and programs. As a performer, Miss Schimitsch has worked with a number of local and regional theater and opera companies in Delaware, the greater Philadelphia area, and central Pennsylvania.