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Working With Intent: Organizations and Culture Bearers

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As choruses expand their repertoire to more intentionally include music from other cultures, they often find themselves working with, or wishing to work with, culture bearers who can help guide them in authentically and respectfully bringing the music to life. This panel, featuring two such partnerships, will discuss important aspects of this work and how choirs and conductors can facilitate ways to connect the broader community to music by giving empowered performances based on meaningful collaboration.


Image of Nicholle Andrews
Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Dr. Nicholle Andrews is Director of Choral Studies at the University of Redlands in Southern California, and Artist Director of Phoenix Chamber Choir...
Image of Saunder Choi
Saunder Choi is a Los Angeles-based Filipino composer and choral artist whose works have been performed internationally by various groups including Conspirare, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Santa...
Image of Steven Fox
Steven Fox is Music Director of Cathedral Choral Society at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, and Artistic Director of The Clarion Choir & Orchestra in New York. In the past two seasons, he...
Image of Erin Guinup
Erin Guinup is the founding Executive and Artistic Director of the Tacoma Refugee Choir. With the choir, she has spoken at TEDxSeattle, WE Day, Starbucks, the Global Migrant Festival, and led the...
Image of Stanley Thurston
Stanley J. Thurston is the founding Artistic Director of The Heritage Signature Chorale. He has appeared as conductor in concert venues including Carnegie Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the...

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