Speakers and Performers

Please know that the information below may change as we work to transition with our speakers and performing ensembles to a virtual Conference format. Thank you for your patience!

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Josh Pedde

Joshua Pedde is the artistic director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC), one of the largest and most respected children’s choir programs in the world. In addition to conducting ICC’s advanced treble choirs, Josh is also the artistic director of the Anderson Area Children’s Choir. During...

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Amy Rose

Amy Rose is the social media and and digital communications manager for the Barbershop Harmony Society and a life-long singer. As a performer, she has been a part of multiple award-winning a cappella and barbershop ensembles in the US and Canada for over 20 years. As a creative professional, she...

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Paul Rudoi

Paul John Rudoi is an award-winning composer, conductor, tenor vocalist, and arts entrepreneur.

Deemed “indisputably unique, confident, and innovative” through the American Prize, Rudoi's compositions have been commissioned and performed by various ensembles and artists throughout North...

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Rev. Julia Sheetz

Rev. Julia Sheetz, Ph.D., is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and serves as associate director of campus ministry for ecumenical and interfaith outreach; she also teaches in the department of theology and religious studies and serves as a facilitator in the intergroup dialogue program....

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Karen Siegel

Composer Karen Siegel draws on her experience as a vocalist in her creation of innovative choral and vocal works. Hailed as “complex and wonderful,” (TheatreScene.net) and “colorful and at times groovy” (WQXR.org), her works are frequently performed by the New York City-based ensemble C4: the...

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Jan Smith

Janet L. (Jan) Smith is the president of the board of The Tallahassee Community Chorus. Ms. Smith has served in this role since 2010. A blissfully retired attorney, Ms. Smith oversees the 18-20-member working board, working closely with the Executive Director and Artistic Director to ensure the...

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William Southerland

William Southerland is the Artistic Director of Triad Pride Women's and Men's Choruses in the Triad cities of North Carolina. He recently finished a Ph.D. in music at UNC Greensboro. William serves as Community Choruses R&R Chair for the the NC chapter of ACDA, the editorial advisory board...

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Dale Trumbore

Dale Trumbore is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer whose music has been praised by The New York Times for its "soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies." Her compositions have been performed in the U.S. and internationally by ensembles including the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles...

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Joshua Vickery

Joshua Vickery is a vocalist, actor, producer, musical director, arts administrator, consultant, arts advocate and conductor. He holds an A.A. in vocal performance from Indian River Community College and a B.A. in general education/music from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has served as...

Nadine Wethington

Nadine Wethington

Nadine Wethington is the founder and principal of Forte Leadership LLC, a consulting firm with focus areas in leadership development, executive coaching, strategic planning and team building. She holds multiple certificates in executive coaching and brings deep expertise in issues related to...



This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)

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