Speakers & Performers

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Andrew Balfour

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Of Cree descent, Andrew Balfour has written a body of more than 30 choral, instrumental and orchestral works, including Take the Indian, Empire Étrange: The Death of Louis Riel, Migiis: A Whiteshell Soundscape, Bawajigaywin, Gregorioʼs...

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Maria Ellis

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Maria A. Ellis is a very passionate music educator and choral conductor. She currently serves as the Director of The Sheldon’s City of Music All-Star Chorus and is the host of Bach and Beyoncé - The Radio Show on Classic 107.3 FM The...

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Kivi Leroux Miller

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, where she helps nonprofit communications professionals learn their jobs and love their jobs through a variety of training and coaching programs. She has personally...

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Reginald Mobley

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Particularly noted for his “shimmering voice, a voice which also allows lucid and pure levels” (BachTrack), countertenor Reginald Mobley is highly sought after for baroque, classical and modern repertoire.

Reginald leads a very...

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Nola Nahulu

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Nola A. Nahulu is a prolific conductor, educator, and clinician with over four decades of contributions to the choral field in Hawai’i and the promotion of Hawaiian music. Her conducting work has included music education and children’s...

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Zanaida Robles

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles is a fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion in music education and performance. Authentic interpersonal connection and relationship-building are core principles of her teaching and performance methods. Born...

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Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, is a classical composer, citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma and is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition. His Washington Post review states that “Tate...

Anthony Trecek-King

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Anthony Trecek-King has cultivated an international reputation as a choral conductor, scholar, pedagogue, and media personality. He is passionate about cultivating artistically excellent ensembles that explore...

Michael Agyin

Summer Speaker

The son of West African immigrant parents, Michael Kwame Agyin was raised in Compton, California. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) where he was later awarded the CSUN National Center on...

John Alexander

Summer Speaker

John Alexander is one of America’s most respected choral conductors. His inspired leadership both on the podium and as an advocate for the advancement of the choral art has garnered national and international admiration and acclaim.

Alexander’s long...

Janice Bane

Janice Bane

Summer Speaker

Janice Bane has been an integral part of the Nashville music industry since 1987. Her 30-plus years in music publishing began with Chappell/Intersong Music Group’s Nashville division. From there Bane worked in copyright-related roles at Warner Chappell...

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David Bell

Summer Speaker

David L. Bell, MD, MPH is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics (College of Physicians & Surgeons) and in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (Mailman School of Public Health) at Columbia University Medical Center. Since 1999...

Charles Berardesco

Summer Speaker

Charles A. Berardesco recently retired as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, which is a not-for-profit international regulatory authority whose mission is to assure...

Alex Blake

Alexander Lloyd Blake

Summer Speaker

Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake works as an award-winning conductor, composer/arranger, vocal contractor, singer, and music activist. Named Musical America’s 30 Professionals of the Year in 2019 and the Louis Botto Award for Innovative actions and Entrepreneurial...

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Deborah Cabaniss

Summer Speaker

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Associate Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry. She is also a Training and Supervising Analyst...

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Lucinda Carver

Summer Speaker

As Music Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra for 11 years, Carver garnered critical praise for her stylistic interpretations of music from the Classical era. Active in both the symphonic and operatic arenas, she was proclaimed “a...

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Jennifer Collins

Summer Speaker

Jennifer Collins brings to the executive staff experience in the creative and corporate worlds. Engaged as General Manager of MasterVoices in May of 2005, Ms. Collins was promoted to the position of Executive Director in March, 2007. Since joining the staff...

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J. Donald Dumpson

Summer Speaker

J. Donald Dumpson, Ph.D., President/CEO of Diverse Arts Solutions and Minister of Arts at Arch Street Presbyterian Church, is the founding conductor of the Westminster Choir College Jubilee Singers, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Community Chorus and...

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Jess Edelbrock

Summer Speaker

Jess has been affiliated with the Tucson Girls Chorus since 2013 and is excited about all things collaboration. She earned a B.M. in Choral Education from Northern Arizona University in 2013 and an MM in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University in...

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JoAnn Falletta

Summer Speaker

Grammy-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta serves as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Connie and Marc Jacobson Music Director Laureate of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center and...

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Erin Guinup

Summer Speaker

Erin Guinup is the founding Executive and Artistic Director of the Tacoma Refugee Choir. She has spoken at TEDxSeattle, been featured on PBS, led national community singing events and spoken at national conferences for NATS, ACDA, and Chorus America. Erin’s...

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Lucinda Halstead

Summer Speaker

Lucinda Halstead, MD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics at MUSC. She received her MD degree from George Washington University and completed her residency in Otolaryngology...

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David Hayes

Summer Speaker

David Hayes is a conductor with an unusually broad range of repertory, spanning the symphonic, oratorio/choral and operatic genres. His role as Music Director of NYChoral (New York Choral Society) complements his other roles as Music Director of the Mannes...

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Shayla Hines

Summer Speaker

Shayla Hines is an energetic arts management professional with a background in performing arts – including vocal performance, French Horn, and music production. In 2010, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Arts at the Jacobs School...



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

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