KellyAnn Nelson comes to Chorus America with over two decades of diverse experience within the choral field. KellyAnn, a conductor who has embodied the roles of Artistic Director, Executive Director, Educator and more, is passionate about community engagement through participatory art-making, and she is regularly asked to speak in forums as diverse as the 2012 World Choir Games, national conferences, corporate boardrooms and the TedX stage. KellyAnn is a sought-after choral music professional and has served as guest conductor and clinician at choral concerts and events in locations such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Choralfest in Canada, and honors choir festivals throughout the country.
KellyAnn and her family (including husband Christopher Eanes - Cathedral Choral Society’s Executive Director, budding 6-year-old scientist Zaiya and 3-year-old comedian Coleman) have recently relocated to the heart of Washington, D.C. While guiding her family’s exploration of their exciting new city, she remains the 2019-2020 Founding Artistic Director of YPCC in Cincinnati, currently serving over 1,200 engaged singers between the ages of 21-45. From 2011-2019 KellyAnn proudly served as Managing Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Boychoir and has previously worked for Princeton Girlchoir, Cincinnati Youth Choir and in secondary school and university settings. KellyAnn is thrilled to join the Chorus America team, and she looks forward to connecting to other members who wear multiple hats and have stories to share with the choral sector.