Nina Kraus

Wednesday Plenary Speaker

Nina Kraus is Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology at Northwestern University. She is a scientist, inventor, and amateur musician who uses hearing as a window into brain health. She began her career...

Vu Le

Vu Le

Friday Plenary Speaker

Vu Le is the author of the blog NonprofitAF, formerly Nonprofit With Balls. He is the executive director of Seattle-based nonprofit Rainier Valley Corps, whose mission is tackling systemic injustice by developing leaders of color, strengthening...

Andre Dowell

Andre Dowell

Saturday Plenary Speaker
 
Andre Dowell is a strategic arts administrator and thought leader who helps drive national programming and conversations around diversity in classical music. He currently serves as chief programming officer for the Sphinx Organization...

Eugene Rogers

Eugene Rogers

Saturday Plenary Speaker

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, Luxembourg, Mexico, Spain, and Italy....

Arianne Abela

Arianne Abela

Arianne Abela (founder of Justice Choir-Detroit) is currently on conducting faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and is founder and director of the Detroit Women's Chorus, an ensemble dedicated to social-justice and community empowerment. She is director the Fort Street Chorale...

Emilie Amrein

Emilie Amrein

Emilie Amrein (co-founder of Justice Choir-San Diego) is assistant professor of choral studies at the University of San Diego, where she conducts the USD Choral Scholars and teaches courses on the intersection of music and social justice movements. A passionate advocate for diversity and...

Jennifer M. Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer M. Anderson is the director of music at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the founding artistic director of VocalPoint, an 80-voice auditioned choir that uses the power of people, art, and collaboration to tell the stories of organizations...

Ahmed Fernando Anzaldúa

Ahmed Anzaldúa

Ahmed Fernando Anzaldúa (co-editor, Justice Choir Songbook) is a Mexican-Egyptian conductor and pianist who enjoys championing the works of new composers and exploring his unique combined musical heritage. He is founder and artistic director of Border CrosSing, a professional chamber choral...

Sarah J. Bartolome

Sarah Bartolome

Dr. Sarah J. Bartolome, an assistant professor of music education at Northwestern University, is a children’s music specialist with an interest in choral culture globally. An active choral conductor, Dr. Bartolome has conducted for such prestigious youth choirs as the Greater Boston Youth...

Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell

Now in his 17th Season with the Grant Park Music Festival, Christopher Bell has served as Chorus Director of the Grant Park Chorus since 2002. Bell oversees a chorus of more than 100 singers, along with the Apprentice Chorale made up of young singers from local universities. Bell prepares all of...

Melissa Berliner

As a vice president at the nonprofit fundraising and communications consulting firm Campbell & Company, Melissa Berliner has the proven ability to quickly identify the core challenges facing clients and develop tailored, innovative strategies to address them. Collaborating with individuals...

Abbie Betinis

Abbie Betinis

Abbie Betinis (executive director, Justice Choir) is a composer and publisher based in St Paul, Minnesota.  Along with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, she is Justice Choir’s co-founder. A two-time McKnight Artist Fellow, Abbie has been listed by NPR Music in their 100 Composers Under 40,...

Bud Beyer

Bud Beyer, Professor Emeritus in Theatre, Northwestern University, joined the faculty in 1972 and served as head of the acting program until 1989, when he was chosen to chair the Department of Theatre. He stepped down as chair in 2002, and retired from Northwestern in 2008. Professor Beyer was...

William Beyerl

Mr. Beyerl is a retired executive with over 40 years of retail management experience. During his career he worked in all facets from buying to store operations and human resources and payroll. His experience covers strategic planning & budgeting, P & L accountability, marketing, contract...

Harold Black

Harold G. Black has been a member of the Bach Choir board of managers since 2003, and currently serves as president. During his tenure on the board he has served as chair of the guarantor, marketing, and strategic planning committees. Mr. Black was an executive at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc...

Travis Branam

Travis Branam

Travis is a dedicated, organized, hard-working individual who genuinely cares about the students and artists he works with. He is honest, reliable, and has a very welcoming presence that puts the people around him at ease. His teaching methods make it easy for people of all ages to learn, and...

Jeanie Brindley-Barnett

Jeanie Brindley-Barnett

Jeanie Brindley-Barnett is a respected pioneer and leader in the field of arts and aging. She was a presenter, mentor, and development chair of curriculum with ArtSage, whose work was supported in a three-year Minnesota State Arts Board Professional Development Initiative program, where she...

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown is the chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the leading professional choral arts organization in the country and a resident company of Walt Disney Concert Hall. As COO, he leads the Master Chorale’s artistic production, marketing, and education departments, and...

Marie Bucoy-Calavan

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 finished her bachelor of arts in music and master of music in choral conducting at California State...

Tom Dean

Tom Dean is the classroom and choral editor for J.W. Pepper. Prior to working for Pepper, he taught instrumental and choral music as well as audio engineering at the high school level in Delaware public schools for 32 years. He is a member of ACDA and is active in the Delaware Music Educators...