Board of Directors

One of Chorus America's greatest strengths is a diverse governing board of accomplished arts leaders from communities across North America.

Officers

Catherine Peterson headshot
Chair (Executive Director, ArtsBoston)

Catherine Peterson has served ArtsBoston as its executive director since 1997. Peterson’s marketing and audience development experience includes project management of a multi-million dollar...

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Chair Elect (Managing Director of Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media's classical programming)

Brian Newhouse is the managing director of Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media’s classical programming, including SymphonyCast, Performance Today, Pipedreams,...

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Secretary (Director of Choral Studies, University of Akron)

Marie Bucoy-Calavan has conducted a diverse range of ensembles, from primary and secondary level choirs, to community, collegiate, and professional choruses and opera productions. Bucoy-Calavan...

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Treasurer (Board Member, May Festival Chorus and Board Chair, Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati)

John Earls is the Chief Financial Officer of the Prospect House, Inc,, a not-for-profit social services agency in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Earls is the President of the Board of Trustees of both the...

Members of the Board

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Senior Vice President and General Counsel, North American Electric Reliability Corporation

Charles A. Berardesco is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, which is a not-for-profit international...

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Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, scholar, researcher, teacher... Roland M. Carter is the UTC Holmberg Professor of American Music. During his 23-year tenure at The University of Tennessee...

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Composer; Assistant Professor of Practice, Theory and Composition, Frost School of Music at the University of Miami

Gramophone Magazine calls Shawn Crouch a “gifted composer” and Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times describes Shawn Crouch’s work as music of “gnarling atonal energy.” The Miami Herald called...

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President, ACFEA Tour Consultants North America

Hugh is North America President of ACFEA Tour Consultants, based in the San Francisco office. Born in England, he has a master's degree from Cambridge, where he sang at King's College under Sir...

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Professor of Choral Music Education, Chair of Music Education and Therapy, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University

Rollo Dilworth: Dilworth served 10 years on Chorus America’s Board and is being invited back for a new term, after a year’s hiatus. He served as Board chair from 2014 – 2016. More than 150 of...

Former faculty member at Boston University’s School of Music and a retired music teacher in the Newton Public Schools.

Joy Douglass is a former faculty member at Boston University’s School of Music. She holds a doctorate in music education from the University of Michigan, a master’s in music education from...

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Conductor, Community Organizer, Fundraiser

Mary Doughty Mauch has a wide range of experience as a choral conductor, music teacher, singer, and accompanist. As the spouse of a now-retired Air Force officer, she had the opportunity to study...

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Founder, Elektra Women’s Choir

Morna Edmundson is the artistic director of Elektra Women’s Choir, and one of Canada’s best-known choral conductors with a strong reputation for excellence. Passionate since childhood about choral...

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Immediate past chair of Boston's Handel and Haydn Society

Todd Estabrook is the immediate past chair of Boston's Handel and Haydn Society, where he continues to serve on the Board of Governors. His marketing career spans over 25 years with experience in...

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Development Consultant; Singer, San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Corty Fengler's 30-year career in philanthropy has included work both as a development officer and as a consultant. She served as canon for development at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and...

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Artistic Director, Los Angeles Master Chorale

Grant Gershon was named artistic director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2014, after serving as music director since 2001. He also serves as resident conductor of the LA Opera. During his...

David Hayes headshot
Music Director, NYChoral

David Hayes is a conductor with an unusually broad range of repertory, spanning the symphonic, oratorio/choral and operatic genres.

Mr. Hayes is currently the Music Director of the Mannes...

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Co-Founder and Director, The Heinrichs Foundation

Elfrieda Heinrichs has enjoyed a lifetime association with choral music, from her early participation in church and school choirs as a singer and accompanist, to her more recent role as a major...

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Associate Vice President, Emerson College; Executive Director, ArtsEmerson)

David C. Howse is a recognized speaker and commentator on the arts and social integration. An associate vice president at Emerson College and managing director of ArtsEmerson, Howse is part of the...

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Artistic Director, Pacific Chorale, Director of Choral Studies, CSU Fullerton

Robert Istad is Artistic Director of Pacific Chorale and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Istad’s regularly conducts and collaborates with Pacific Chorale...

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Professor of Music, Utah State University

Dr. Craig Jessop is Professor of Music and the founding Dean for the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. These appointments follow Dr. Jessop’s distinguished tenure as music...

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Board Member & Singer (Former Chair), The Choral Arts Society of Washington (DC)

Anne Keiser has sung with The Choral Arts Society since 1975 and has served on its Board of Directors since 1988, twice serving as the Board Chair. For twenty-seven years she was a member of the...

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Artistic Director, Cincinnati Children’s Choir

Robyn Reeves Lana is the founder, managing artistic director, and conductor of the award-winning Cincinnati Children’s Choir (CCC), Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati College-...

Mark Lawson headshot
President, ECS Publishing Group

Mark W. Lawson is the President of ECS Publishing Group, parent company for E.C. Schirmer, Galaxy Music Corporation, MorningStar Music Publishers and the ARSIS Audio recording label. Mr. Lawson...

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Past Board Treasurer, VocalEssence

Mike McCarthy is the retired CEO of Williams Steel and Hardware in Minneapolis. He has served as Treasurer and Board Chair of the Dale Warland Singers, the American Composers Forum, and the...

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Professor and Director of the Morehouse Glee Club, Morehouse College

David Morrow is a native of Rochester, New York. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in 1980. While at Morehouse, he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa, was awarded the...

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Vice President of Marketing, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Linda Moxley has been in leadership positions in the arts for over 30 years and joined Baltimore Choral Arts Society as Executive Director in May 2007. With extensive experience in branding,...

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Financial Officer, Los Angeles Master Chorale

teven is a senior-level finance executive with more than 35 years of experience managing financial and administrative functions for highly respected financial services companies, ranging from...

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Associate Artistic Director, Young People's Chorus of New York City, Founding Artistic Director, SoHarmoniums Women’s Choir

Elizabeth Núñez is the Associate Artistic Director of the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City, founded by YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez in 1988. She is also a conductor...

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Executive Director Emerita, The Washington Chorus

Dianne was honored with the title of Executive Director Emerita of The Washington Chorus (DC) when she retired in June of 2016 after leading the organization for over 30 years. Since September of...

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Professor of Choral Music, University of Alberta

A member of the University of Alberta Department of Music faculty since 1981, Leonard Ratzlaff obtained his graduate degrees in choral conducting from the University of Iowa. His doctoral...

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Associate Director of Choirs and Associate Professor of Conducting, University of Michigan

Recognized as a leading conductor, pedagogue, and lecturer, Eugene Rogers has appeared throughout the United States as well as in Africa, Canada, China, Singapore, England, Portugal, Hong Kong,...

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Artistic Director, Seattle Pro Musica

Karen P. Thomas, composer and conductor, is the Artistic Director and Conductor of Seattle Pro Musica, with whom she has produced ten critically-acclaimed commercial CD recordings, and has...

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Director and Conductor, Chicago Symphony Chorus; Director and Conductor, Colorado Symphony Chorus

Duain Wolfe has served as the Director and Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus since 1994, preparing the chorus for performances with many of the world’s most renowned orchestral conductors....

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