16 Jun 2022
4:00pm to 5:00pm


These collaborative, small-group discussions facilitated by peer leaders allow you to discuss challenges and develop solutions to the issues you are facing. Each discussion lasts 25 minutes—then it’s time to join another table.

Roundtable Topics and Leaders

  • ADEI Work with Board and Staff; Antonio Cuyler, Founder and Principal Consultant, Cuyler Consulting
  • Children and Youth Singer Recruitment; Mitra Khazai, Executive Director, Phoenix Boys Choir
  • Choral Atmosphere: Creating Positivity and Trust in Your Ensemble; Connor Scott, DMA student and Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California Department of Choral and Sacred Music
  • Choral Entrepreneurship and the Business of Running a Chorus; Marie Bucoy-Calavan, Director of Choral Studies, University of Akron; Brandon Elliot, Artistic Director, Choral Arts Initiative
  • conduct(her) Takeaways: Amplifying Female Voices on the Podium; Kyra Stahr, MM Candidate, University of Southern California
  • Current Fundraising Practices; André Coleman, Director of Development, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
  • Expanding Donor Relationships with Non-Monetary Contributions; Stephanie Helleckson, Choral Program Director, North Fork Community Choir
  • The Future of Hybrid/Virtual Programming; Ethan Johnson, Director of Artistic Operations, VocalEssence
  • How Making Space for Dialogue Between Singers Can Transform Your Ensemble; Micah Hendler, Founder and Artistic Director, The Jerusalem Youth Chorus
  • Lessons Learned from Bent But Not Broken: A Conference Amplifying the Musical Contributions and Accomplishments of Black Artists; Arreon Harley-Emerson, Director of Music and Operations, The Choir School of Delaware and Consultant, Equity Sings
  • Social Consciousness/Social Justice Repertoire and Programming; Wendy Moy, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Syracuse University and Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director, Chorosynthesis Singers


This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (

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