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

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Founder, The Choral Stream; Former Managing Director, Classical Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media

Brian Newhouse was 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

Tosdal Professor of Music, St. Olaf College

Dr. Anton Armstrong served on Chorus America’s Board from 2008 – 2017. He is the Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, and became the fourth conductor of the St. Olaf Choir in 1990 after...

Partner and CFO, Dorsal Capital Management LLC

Jeff Barnett has been Chief Financial Officer and Partner of Dorsal Capital since the firm’s founding in June 2009. He directs all aspects of the firm’s operations including trading, systems,...

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

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

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Professional Singer

Praised for his “nobility and rich tone,” (The New York Times) and his “enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable … of raising the dead;” (Wall Street Journal), bass-baritone...

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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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Co-Founder and General Director, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY)

Iris Derke is Co-Founder and General Director for DCINY, a major INC 5000 concert production company responsible for large-scale concerts at numerous prestigious concert venues. DCINY has brought...

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Professor of Choral Music Education, Vice Dean, Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, 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...

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Education Program Supervisor of Fine Arts, Maryland State Department of Education; Founder and Artistic Director, Sister Cities Girlchoir

Choral Education Workshop Faculty

Alysia Lee is the education program supervisor of Fine Arts for the Maryland State Department of Education where she shares her vision of...

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Conductor, Wheaton-Glen Ellyn and Lemont SG! Choirs

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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Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities, University of Arizona

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Board Chair/CEO, Cappella SF; Singer, San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Corty Fengler's 35-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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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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Artistic Director, Pacific Chorale; Director of Choral Studies, CSU Fullerton

Conducting Academy Dean

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

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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...

Anne B. Keiser

Anne Keiser is a board member of Chorus America, and has been a member of the board of The Choral Arts Society of Washington since 1988, twice serving as board chair. She has sung in Choral Arts...

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Artistic Director, Cincinnati Youth Choir

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

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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...

Director, Tucson Girls Chorus

Dr. Molina has been affiliated with the Tucson Girls Chorus since 2006, first serving as Artistic Director and taking the helm as Executive Director in 2011. Under Dr. Molina’s guidance...

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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

Steven 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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Community Leader and Former President/CEO, American Composers Forum

John Nuechterlein recently retired as President and CEO of the American Composers Forum, a leading national service organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1975 as the Minnesota...

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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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Vice President and Director of Education & Community Programs, Pacific Chorale

Molly Buzick Pontin is equally at home as a conductor, educator and administrator. Her training includes a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance from the University of Denver, a Master of Music in...

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Composer, Conductor, and Music Educator

Andrea Ramsey enjoys an international presence as a composer, conductor, scholar, and music educator. Her teaching experiences range from work with adolescent and children's voices to high...

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Director of Choral Activities, 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,...

Director of Choral Activities, Towson University

Diana V. Sáez, DMA, is a leading specialist in the field of Latin American music and an accomplished choral conductor. She is frequently invited as guest conductor, adjudicator and lecturer in...

Artistic Director and Conductor, Seattle Pro Musica

Karen P. Thomas is a nationally known leader in the field of choral music and performance, as a conductor, composer, and arts advocate. An award-winning composer, her music has been praised as “...

Associate Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities, The Hartt School - University of Hartford

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Anthony Trecek-King has cultivated an international reputation as a choral conductor, scholar, pedagogue, and media personality. He is passionate about cultivating...

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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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