Speakers and Performers

Stay tuned for additional information about Conference speakers and programming as we prepare to open Conference registration in early February. 

Guinand

María Guinand

María Guinand, choral director, college professor, teacher, and leader of national and international choral projects, has specialized in Latin American choral music of the 20th and 21st centuries. She has been awarded the Kulturpreis (1998) by the Inter Nationes Foundation (now the Goethe-...

The King's Singers

The King’s Singers

The King’s Singers were founded in 1968 by six choral scholars who had recently graduated from King’s College Cambridge. Their vocal line-up was (by chance) two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones, and a bass; and the group has never wavered from this formation since. With 2018 marking the...

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Nina Simon

Nina Simon is the spacemaker & CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL, a global nonprofit initiative to make civic and cultural organizations of, by, and for their diverse communities. Today, over 50 organizations in the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network are making inclusive change together.

Prior to...

Alex Blake

Alexander Lloyd Blake

Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake works as a conductor, composer/arranger, vocal contractor, singer, and speaker. Blake is the conductor of Tonality, a new choral ensemble focused on spreading a message of unity, peace, and social justice through a culturally diverse choral setting. He also serves as...

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Antonio Cuyler

Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler’s participation in choirs dates back to his early childhood singing in his local church’s children’s choir in Winter Haven, Florida. From childhood well into adulthood he has sung in choirs of all sizes and types performing a range of music that includes classical, gospel,...

Nadine Wethington

Nadine Wethington

Nadine Wethington is the founder and principal of Forte Leadership LLC, a consulting firm with focus areas in leadership development, executive coaching, strategic planning and team building. She holds multiple certificates in executive coaching and brings deep expertise in issues related to...

Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Recognized by Musical America magazine as one of 2019’s Classical Music Movers and Shapers, Stephen Marc Beaudoin has nearly two decades of experience leading organizations and movements where music and creativity help to build a better world. Currently, Beaudoin serves as executive director of...

Craig Coogan

Craig Coogan

Craig Coogan joined Boston Gay Men’s Chorus as executive director in October 2012. He previously served as executive director for One Voice Mixed Chorus in St. Paul, Minnesota and was a founding board member and served for ten years as treasurer of the acclaimed women’s choral group Vox Femina...

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Ceci Dadisman

Ceci is a multi-faceted marketing professional with over 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative and cutting-edge initiatives. Currently the digital marketing manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital and social media...

Mark Glickman

Mark Glickman

Mark Glickman has been a professional fundraiser for more than 40 years. He has held positions with the Jewish Theological Seminary, American Friends of Magen David Adom, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Friends of AKIM USA, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Wachovia Trust and the Centre for the...

Erin Harris

Erin Harris

Erin Harris is the senior director of impact for the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) in Nashville, Tennessee and has been with the organization since 2014. Erin's passion and purpose in life is to encourage more joy in the world by facilitating millions of opportunities where all people can...

Holly Kellar

Holly Kellar

Holly J. Kellar joined Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) as chief marketing officer in March 2017. She brings to the Society broad experience in marketing and customer strategy, consulting, nonprofit management, fundraising, and audience development activities; including extensive work in...

Wes Kim

Wes Kim

Wes Kim joined Seattle Pro Musica (SPM) as a singer in 2011 and was elected to the board of directors in 2013. In addition to serving as the board president, he chairs the marketing committee and is a founding member of the inclusivity advisory group. Having studied and performed music for most...

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Alysia Lee

Alysia Lee’s roles as an artist, arts educator, strategic consultant, and 2019-2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist give her a broad perspective of the arts ecosystem. Her work has received national recognition for advancing access, equity, and justice between artists, organizations, and...

Kara Morrisey

Kara Morrissey

Kara Morrissey is a soprano and member of the board of directors of The Washington Chorus (TWC). Kara has been singing with TWC since 2003, has served in multiple volunteer roles, and has been a board member since 2009, most recently serving as the chair of the search committee for the chorus’s...

Katie Skovholt

Katie Skovholt

Katie Skovholt joined Seattle Pro Musica (SPM) as general manager in 2010 and was promoted to the position of executive director in 2016. In this role, she has instigated a successful repositioning of the organization, working in partnership with artistic director and conductor Karen P. Thomas...

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Karen P. Thomas

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 received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence and the ASCAP-Chorus America Award for Adventurous...

Marion Van Namen

Marion Van Namen

Marion Van Namen grew up in the Netherlands, spent half her life in the U.S. She is a singer, improviser, pioneer, cellist, pianist, African drummer, instrument maker, world traveler, music therapist, and teacher.

Van Namen came to songleading via music therapy. She has led people in song...

Hannah Won

Hannah Won

Hannah Won is an arts advocate, activist, and a longtime choral performer in the Seattle area with several years of experience serving on the boards of small nonprofit arts organizations. She has been invited to speak on panels on the topics of organizational diversity and making the practice of...

SeraphicFire

Seraphic Fire

Seraphic Fire, Florida’s GRAMMY® nominated vocal ensemble, brings together professional vocal and instrumental artists from around the country to perform repertoire ranging from Medieval chant and Baroque masterpieces, to Brahms and commissions by leading living composers. In 2012, two of the...

Amazonia

Amazonia Vocal Ensemble

The Amazonia Vocal Ensemble (AVE) was founded in 2007 by conductor-composer Dr. Cristian Grases. The ensemble boasts a diverse breadth of repertoire, though it specializes in contemporary Latin American Music as well as original arrangements of Latin American folk and popular songs in English,...

MCSF

Master Chorale of South Florida

The Master Chorale of South Florida is a highly select, auditioned ensemble comprised of singers from Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Originally founded in 2003, the Chorale is thriving under artistic director and conductor Brett Karlin.

The Master Chorale communicates the...

Encantus

Encantus Voices

Encantus Voices is a choral and instrumental group created by a select group of interpreters of great versatility capable of performing all kinds of music and works ranging from the most complex repertoire of the last century to the Latin American and universal compositions of our day.

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GCSF

Girl Choir of South Florida

The Girl Choir of South Florida is a premier singing ensemble for girls and young women ages 6 through 18. We are the only not-for-profit all-girl choir organization in South Florida. The Girl Choir has been extolled by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as “imaginative, accessible,...

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