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Andrés Holder (he/him/his), has over fifteen years of experience in performing arts management through his work with Gala Hispanic Theatre, Arena Stage, and The Washington Ballet. He currently serves...
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Joseph To is a highly accomplished music director with various music organizations across the Pacific Northwest, including the Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle, the Magnolia Chorale, Northminster...
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Lyjah Torres-Reyes is the Operations Manager for the South Shore Children’s Chorus, a non-profit children’s choir based in Quincy, Massachusetts that provides quality musical education and vocal...
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Kimberly Waigwa is a thinker of thoughts, meower of tunes, and an educator dedicated to intentional music making, focused on the intersections of racial justice, queer advocacy, and community building...
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Beth Kanter is the co-author of four books for nonprofit leaders, her most recent is about AI, " The Smart Nonprofit: Staying Human in an Automated World .” She received NTEN Lifetime Achievement...
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Maggie Vo is a founding member of Anthropic's expert prompt engineering team, currently serving as Head of Technical Education and Enablement. She also established and leads Anthropic's education...
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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...
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Laney McClain Armstrong is the Director of Choral Studies at the San Francisco Girls Chorus and is an active teacher and conductor.  As a conductor and educator, Dr. Armstrong strives to cultivate a...
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Cheryl Baldwin, head of brand design at DRMTM, has been a creative professional and graphic designer for more than 30 years. Her gift for style evolved with a mission-driven intent to design brands...
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Monica Baruch, a Los Angeles native, joined the San Francisco Girls Chorus team in the summer of 2018. In addition to her work as Director of Chorus School Operations & Community Engagement, Ms...
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Laura Bessinger-Morse, head of brand messaging at DRMTM, also has deep roots in the arts from decades of work in the cultural sector running museums and nonprofits, raising money, and managing...
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KT’s ties to the Chorus go back as far as 1996 when she joined the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus as a young singer under the direction of Jim Taylor, the Chorus’ first conductor. In her years as a...
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Dr. Charlotte Botha is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Choral Activities at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, where she conducts the Hamilton Voices choral theatre ensemble and the College...
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Rachel Clark grew up in northern New Jersey and studied Music Education at the University of Delaware. After teaching in NJ public schools for 11 years with a focus on both choral and instrumental...
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Joining as the representative from Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA) is Alyssa Clifford. She has a bachelor's degree in Communications and a master's degree in Management...
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Darren Dailey came to Jacksonville in 2006 and since then has been shaping The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus into a world-class organization. Under his artistic leadership, The Chorus has grown to...
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San Francisco Classical Voice described her voice as “a glowing instrument” after soprano Rabihah Davis Dunn’s performance of Leïla in Bizet’s Pearl Fishers with Pocket Opera in San Francisco. Past...
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C. Lorenzo Evans III, MBA, is a visionary finance executive and lecturer with over 15 years of accounting and financial management experience. With a deep commitment to the intersection of financial...
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Currently in his 22nd year of teaching, Ladell Fortune has degrees in Music Education from Georgia Southern University and Boston University. He has been the choral director at Flat Rock Middle School...
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A founding ensemble member of Chicago a cappella , Matt Greenberg has led the organization as Executive Director for more than two decades. Under his leadership, Chicago a cappella has grown from a...
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Maclain Hardin-Kurza (she/her) is Executive Director of the award-winning Tallahassee Community Chorus, one of the largest non-auditioned community choral ensembles in the nation with 250 singers from...
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A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Arreon A. Harley-Emerson graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, with bachelor’s degrees in Music Theory & Composition and Vocal Performance (opera)...
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Stephanie Helleckson (she/they) is currently the Director of the North Fork Community Choir, Vice President of the Valley Symphony Association, and Program Manager for the Crested Butte Center for the...
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Adrienne Hundley is the Head of Service Development & Delivery at Art Pharmacy, where she oversees the design and implementation of Art Pharmacy’s model of care. Her focus is on ensuring that members’...
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Dr. Ingrid Lestrud enjoys an active career as a conductor and educator. Drawn to music and singing at an early age, she studied vocal performance as an undergraduate and discovered a passion for...
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Originally from central Texas, Carter Miller (they/them) is a PhD student in musicology at the Bienen School of Music of Northwestern University. In 2021, they graduated with a BM in music history...
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Over a forty-year career combining the roles of musician and serial nonprofit arts entrepreneur, Jonathan Miller has conducted singers at all skill levels from complete beginners to professionals. He...
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Co-Founder of Sounds Good Choir and Director of the Good Memories Choir program, clinical psychologist Rev. Dr. Sandy Siegel Miller has been in private practice in the western suburbs for more than 30...
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Eric Nelson is the Conductor/Artistic Director of Atlanta Master Chorale and also Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Emory University. Dr. Nelson began his tenure at Emory University...
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KellyAnn Nelson (she/her), Director of Development for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, has spent the last two decades engaging both supporters and participants as an artistic, administrative, and...
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Hailing from Co. Kildare, Ireland, Dónal Noonan has been calling the United States home since 2003. Upon his relocation to the Tampa Bay area in Florida, Dónal assumed the role of Director of Music...
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Jim Verrecchia brings with him a wealth of experience in executive leadership for non-profit organizations, as well as a background in the fields of music, ministry, and education. Born and raised in...
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Motivated by radical creativity, collaboration, and community, Gloria Yin is a multi-faceted conductor, pianist, and mission-driven musical entrepreneur, with a keen professional interest in impactful...

Performers

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Atlanta Master Chorale has touched people’s hearts and spirits with the transformative power of choral music for more than 35 years. Renowned for our transcendent choral sound, we infuse each...
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The Atlanta Music Project Senior Youth Choir is the top-performing choir of the Atlanta Music Project (AMP), a non-profit organization providing world-class music training and performance...
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Atlanta Young Singers (AYS) is Atlanta’s premier choir for youth. With the cooperation of dedicated community leaders, schoolteachers, and arts professionals, Stephen J. Ortlip (Music Director for 23...
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Heralded as “luxurious, lush, and verdant” by the New York Classical Review and hailed as “the best choral singing around” by Arts ATL, KINNARA stands as one of America’s foremost professional chamber...
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Atlanta's Premiere Multicultural Chorus, The Trey Clegg Singers, is an auditioned ensemble of 50, who perform a variety of demanding choral literature. The Trey Clegg Singers, Inc. is a diverse and...
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The Atlanta University Center Community Chorus (AUCCC) was founded in 1966 to provide concert and commencement music for the Atlanta University Summer School. A notice from the late Dr. Wendell P...

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