Abbie Betinis

Composer Abbie Betinis writes music called "inventive, richly melodic" (The New York Times), “superb… whirling, soaring” (Tacoma News Tribune), and – of her partner piece to Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms – “the highlight” of the program (Boston...

Ana Luisa Fajer Flores

Ana Luisa Fajer Flores

Ana Luisa Fajer Flores became Consul of México in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2008. Previously she was director general for Africa and the Middle East at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in México City. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations at the Universidad...

Anton Armstrong

Anton Armstrong

Anton Armstrong, Harry R. and Thora H. Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, became the fourth conductor of the St. Olaf Choir in 1990 after ten years in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he had served on the faculty of Calvin College and led the Grand Rapids Symphony...

Axel Theimer

Axel Theimer

Axel Theimer, Kantorei's founder and artistic director, was born in St. Johann in Tirol, Austria. He was a member of the Vienna Boys’ Choir from age 7 to 14; he received much of his training in Vienna and completed his studies at the University of Minnesota with a MFA in choral...

Bob Peskin

Bob Peskin

Bob Peskin has held positions in commercial and public radio, the independent record industry, and nonprofit administration. Formerly the national director of chapters at the American Composers Forum, he served as director of music ministries at Unity Church-Unitarian for five...

Brian Newhouse

 
Brian Newhouse is managing director of Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media's classical programming, including SymphonyCast, Performance Today, Pipedreams, and the national 24-hour service, Classical 24. He holds degrees in voice and...

Cantus

Cantus

Recognized as the "premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States" by Fanfare, Cantus enjoys a vigorous schedule of national tours, subscription concerts in its home of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, educational outreach programs, and recording. The Washington Post...

Carol Barnett

Carol Barnett

Carol Barnett’s music has been called audacious and engaging. Her varied catalog includes works for solo voice, piano, chorus, diverse chamber ensembles, orchestra, and wind ensemble. She was awarded the 2003 Nancy Van de Vate International Prize for Opera for her chamber opera...

Carol White

Carol White has helped clients turn information into high-impact marketing strategies for 25 years through market research on stakeholder preferences, perceptions, and needs.  She founded CBWhite in 1999 to help nonprofit organizations use market research to further their...

Catherine Davies

Catherine Davies joined Chorus America as director of membership services in 2006. Prior to relocating to Washington, DC, she worked in several capacities at VocalEssence in Minneapolis, including serving as executive assistant to founder and artistic director Philip Brunelle...

Catherine Peterson

Catherine Peterson is the executive director of ArtsBoston, Boston’s largest and most high impact arts service organization. Under Ms. Peterson’s guidance, ArtsBoston has garnered significant recognition in the community, including the Commonwealth Award, the state’s highest...

Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester (MN)

Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester (MN)

Since its founding by Rick Kvam in 1985, the forty voices of Choral Arts Ensemble have inspired audiences with performances of marvelous choral repertoire. They are in their 27th season, the eighth under the direction of artistic director Michael Culloton.  Choral Arts...

Christie Hammes

Christie Hammes

Christie Hammes has nurtured the development of organizations and their executives, board members, and other leaders as consultant, trainer, coach, and facilitator—first through her own consulting firm, and since 2000 as director of strategic development at MAP for Nonprofits in...

Christopher Aspaas

Christopher Aspaas

Christopher Aspaas has served as artistic director of Magnum Chorum since 2008. Dr. Aspaas is associate professor of choral/vocal music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he teaches choral literature, choral conducting and voice, and conducts the Viking Chorus and...

Collin Rae

Collin Rae

Collin Rae is senior manager of digital marketing at NAXOS USA, the largest music distributor in the world. He has worked in almost every aspect of the music industry at one time or another. He started off as manager of a Borders Books & Music store in the 90s, after which...

Cortlandt B. (Corty) Fengler

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

Craig Dunn

Craig Dunn

Craig Dunn has been the executive director of VSA Minnesota since 1992.  Prior to that, he served for five years on the organization’s Board of Directors with three of those years as its president.  He has provided accessibility assistance to over 50 arts organizations...

Dale Warland

Dale Warland

 

The distinguished career of choral composer and conductor Dale Warland spans more than six decades and has made a profound contribution to the music of our time. Founder and music director of the Dale Warland Singers, Warland developed an ensemble known for its...

David Cherwien

David Cherwien

David Cherwien, music director of the National Lutheran Choir, is a nationally known conductor, composer and organist. Recognized for his contributions to the field of church music and liturgy, he is in demand as a clinician and hymn festival leader across the country. David...

David Dombrosky

David Dombrosky

David Dombrosky brings over fifteen years of experience in arts management and technology to his role as chief marketing officer for InstantEncore. He frequently writes and presents on the uses of technology within arts organizations. Prior to joining the InstantEncore team,...