Mr. Cordara Harper

Phone: 252-244-3200


Degrees and Certifications:

B.M in Music Education B.S in Psychology M.S in Human Resources Training and Development

Mr. Cordara Harper

About Mr. Harper 

BM, BS, MS: Baritone, Choral Director, Music K-12 Educator, and Teacher of Voice and Piano

Cordara Harper is a native of Cove City, NC and has served as the choral director at West Craven High School since 2017.  Mr. Harper has been afforded the opportunity to be trained by many prominent faculties in a variety of vocal and piano stylings such as classical, jazz, and musical theatre.  Additionally, Mr. Harper graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education and holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Human Resource Training and Development.  Mr. Harper began his teaching career as an Elementary and Middle school general music and chorus teacher in Durham, NC.  As a professional musician, Mr. Harper continues to enhance his skills and sets out to inspire others to reach their dreams, while music provides the soundtrack for life.  

​Teaching Philosophy:
Everything we need in life is already inside of us! My daily devotion is to be passionate about music, create a respective and safe environment, present students with questions instead of answers, and stay relevant in order to facilitate the learning process.  It is my charge that I provide protection, affection, provide an environment of connections, and ethical correction.   I share my smile, passionate musicianship, challenges, successes, and my own personal story of resilience to ensure my students understand what it means to be resilient as a 21st-century learner.  I share that you can achieve regardless of socioeconomic status or what statistics state.  Personally, I believe that music is a process and life is a process.  As an educator I feel that I am able to teach beyond music by teaching students how to embrace and enjoy their own process.  Who wouldn’t love a career of teaching life through music!  

-Mr. Harper 
Visit the West Craven High School Choral Department website for more information and updates!