Speakers & Performers

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Maria Ellis

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Maria A. Ellis is a very passionate music educator and choral conductor. She currently serves as the Director of The Sheldon’s City of Music All-Star Chorus and is the host of Bach and Beyoncé - The Radio Show on Classic 107.3 FM The...

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Kivi Leroux Miller

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, where she helps nonprofit communications professionals learn their jobs and love their jobs through a variety of training and coaching programs. She has personally...

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Zanaida Robles

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles is a fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion in music education and performance. Authentic interpersonal connection and relationship-building are core principles of her teaching and performance methods. Born...

Anthony Trecek-King

Summer Conference Plenary Speaker

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 artistically excellent ensembles that explore...

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Jess Edelbrock

Summer Speaker

Jess has been affiliated with the Tucson Girls Chorus since 2013 and is excited about all things collaboration. She earned a B.M. in Choral Education from Northern Arizona University in 2013 and an MM in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University in...

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JoAnn Falletta

Summer Speaker

Grammy-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta serves as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Connie and Marc Jacobson Music Director Laureate of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center and...

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David Hayes

Summer Speaker

David Hayes is a conductor with an unusually broad range of repertory, spanning the symphonic, oratorio/choral and operatic genres. His role as Music Director of NYChoral (New York Choral Society) complements his other roles as Music Director of the Mannes...

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Wes Kim

Summer Speaker

Wes Kim joined Seattle Pro Musica as a singer in 2011 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013. He chairs the Marketing Committee and is a founding member of the Inclusivity Advisory Group. Having studied and performed music for most of his life,...

Marcela Molina

Summer Speaker

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, the Tucson Girls Chorus has grown significantly in both programming...

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Michael Pettry

Summer Speaker

With experience including chief executive, chief development officer, and active Board member, Michael Pettry brings the unique combination of innovation, growth-mindedness and philanthropic prowess to his work product.

Prior to Cape Fletcher...

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Jace Saplan

Summer Speaker

Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan serves as the Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa where he oversees the graduate program in choral conducting and conducts the UH Chamber Singers. Dr. Saplan...

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Karen Thomas

Summer Speaker

Karen P. Thomas is a nationally known leader in the field of choral music and performance, as a conductor, composer, and arts advocate.

As the Artistic Director and Conductor of Seattle Pro Musica, she received the Margaret Hillis Award from Chorus...

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Zannie Voss

Summer Speaker

Dr. Zannie Voss is Director of SMU DataArts, the National Center for Arts Research and Professor of Arts Management in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and the Cox School of Business. She served as Chair of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU...

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Hannah Won

Hannah Won is an advocate for the Arts, Universal Basic Income, AAPI representation, and a longtime choral performer in the Seattle area with several years of experience serving on the boards of nonprofit arts organizations. She has been invited to speak on the topics of organizational diversity...


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