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Participants

Meet the participants of the inaugural 2023 Choral Executive Leadership Academy

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Miguel Aldahondo is the Director Of Community Programs and a proud alumnus of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus (PCC). A native of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, he moved to Pensacola at the young age of 12...
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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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Angelica Brooks
Mrs. Brooks serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in the Music Education department. She is an award-winning choral director and music educator. She received...
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Hola, People! My name is Carlos Cordero. I am a new choral music advocate, composer, hug-giver, and singer with a crazy mind. My passion for new choral music and connecting with others has led me 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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Rebeca Eaddy oversees the day-to-day office management at WolfBrown. Prior to arriving at WolfBrown, she worked as the Vocal Music Teacher at John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy in...
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Ryan R. Fellman is about to begin his final year of doctoral studies at Michigan State University studying choral conducting with Drs. David Rayl, Sandra Snow, and Jonathan Reed. At MSU, Fellman has...
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Patrice N. Forbes is the Senior Development & Marketing Manager for three-time nominated and two-time Grammy Award winner The Washington Chorus. As Senior Development & Marketing Manager, Patrice...
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Yu-Feng Huang, an accomplished choral conductor from Taiwan, has established himself as a leading figure in the contemporary Chinese choral scene. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral...
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Matthew Chi Lee is in his 7th year as the Director of Choirs at John P. Stevens (JPS) High School in Edison, New Jersey, where he conducts 5 co-curricular ensembles. Choirs under Lee's direction have...
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Robert McFletcher-Jones is beyond grateful to be a part of the inaugural cohort of Chorus America’s Choral Executive Leadership Academy. He is blessed to be able to work with the incredible team of...
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José Meza is an arts administrator and artist from Los Angeles, California. With a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, he performs with multiple choirs in LA, gaining valuable insights into the...
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David Miranda is thrilled to be a participant in the inaugural Choral Executive Leadership Academy. David Miranda has been an active performer throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area in addition...
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Guillermo Muñoz Küster is currently director of adult choirs at Glenview Community Church and a member of the Artistic Planning Department at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Guillermo enjoys a diverse...
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Alex Nguyen is a baritone and choral conductor based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in Choral Conducting at Temple University as a student of Dr. Paul...
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Dr. Chantae D. Pittman is the Director of Choral Activities at Campbell High School in Smyrna, GA in the Cobb County School District, and adjunct professor at Georgia College and State University. Dr...
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As a worship architect, conductor, and entrepreneur, Gerald Lee Ricks enjoys a multifaceted career spanning a unique musical gamut. Gerald, a Florida native but Georgia-raised, holds an Associate of...
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Daniela Rozo is the Marketing & Production Coordinator for Chicago a cappella, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art and appreciation of ensemble singing based in Chicago, IL...
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Dr. Pingyi Song is the Director of Choral Activities, and Assistant Professor at Coker University, South Carolina. Song is an active conductor, clinician, and music educator for multiple professional...
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Jamie Perez Sutta is a music educator and nonprofit leader in Miami, FL. Two strong threads have consistently woven throughout the fabric of her life: the platforms of singing and teaching as means to...
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Conway Tan-Gregory started with Cantare in 2014, teaching classroom music and directing after-school choirs. He now oversees the organization’s Classroom Music Education Program as the Director of...
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Joseph To serves as music director for multiple organizations, including the Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle; the Magnolia Chorale; Northminster Presbyterian Church; and the Tukwila School District...
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Lyjah 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 training to...
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Matthew Valverde, DMA, is Director of Development and Operations with Border CrosSing, a choral music organization based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota whose mission is to integrate historically...
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Pianist, conductor, organist, and educator, Joshua Velez comfortably commands repertoire spanning genres from classical music to musical theatre, gospel, jazz, sacred music, musical improv, and beyond...
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Kimberly Waigwa is a conductor and educator with a focus on social justice music, community building through and within music making, and queer and BIPOC advocacy. As a result of their interests, they...
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Shekela Wanyama is completing a DMA in conducting at the University of Minnesota. Passionate about bringing people together through engaging and powerful singing experiences, Shekela has conducted...

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