Speakers & Performers

Lacey Huszcza

Lacey Huszcza

A successful ten-year veteran of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with a proven track record of excellence, innovation, and leadership, Lacey has served in almost every department of the Orchestra’s administration – development, marketing, special events, production, operations, artistic...

Paul Jan Zdunek

Paul Jan Zdunek

Paul brings over 20 years of experience providing business leadership and advisory services for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He has been a Chief Restructuring Officer, Business Transformation Advisor, and Interim Executive for companies requiring financial stabilization or...

Hussein Janmohamed

Hussein Janmohamed

Hussein Janmohamed is a Toronto-based collaborative choral performer, composer, and music facilitator passionate about excellence in the choral arts as a medium for cultural dialogue and accessing the human spirit. Hussein is the first recipient of the BC Choral Federation Malcolm McDonald Youth...

Craig Hella Johnson

Craig Hella Johnson

Craig Hella Johnson is the founding artistic director and conductor of the Austin-based, internationally-renowned, Grammy-winning choir Conspirare. Johnson is also music director of the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble and conductor emeritus of the Victoria Bach Festival. Known for crafting...

Jeffrey Jordan

Jeffrey Jordan

Jeffrey Jordan is currently the chorus manager of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. The San Francisco Symphony Chorus (SFSC) was established in 1973 and consists of thirty‐two professional and more than 120 volunteer members. Jeffrey is responsible for all the details and logistics involved...

Anne B. Keiser

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 since 1975, and for twenty-seven years was a member of the Senior Choir at St. Alban’s Church under...

Terry Knowles

Terry Knowles

Terry Knowles resumed her consulting career in August 2015 when she became Senior Counsel for Phillips & Associates, a firm which during its 45 years has served over 500 non-profit organizations throughout the Western U.S., as well as selected national assignments. Knowles works with non-...

Richard Larson

Richard Larson

During his 16-year tenure with the Kantorei, Denver, Conductor Emeritus Richard Larson led performances at several state, regional and national conventions of ACDA and NAfME conventions. In 2006, Mr. Larson was honored by Luther College as the first-ever recipient of the Weston H. Noble Award...

Henry Leck

An internationally-recognized choral director, Henry Leck is a professor emeritus in choral music at Butler University, where he served on the faculty for 27 years. He is the founder and conductor laureate of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC), which is in its 31st season. This organization...

Don Lee

Don Lee

Don Lee is an editor, writer, and audio producer, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. For Chorus America, he’s contributed stories to the Voice since 2011, and was named managing editor in 2016. Don spent nearly 20 years on the staff at NPR in Washington DC where he was executive producer of...

Matt Lehrman

Matt Lehrman is principal of Audience Avenue, LLC. He helps arts & cultural organizations pursue artistic relevance & achieve financial sustainability. His expertise is in revealing a non-profit’s options and opportunities when viewed from the audience-side of its mission statement. Matt...

Diane Linn

Diane Linn

Diane Linn received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan and has enjoyed a 35-year career in the arts, arts management, and arts education. An experienced choral singer, she was manager of Detroit’s Fort Street Chorale for five years, assisting in the chorale’s...

Jameson Marvin

Jameson Marvin

Jameson Marvin was Director of Choral Activities, Senior Lecturer on Music at Harvard University for 32 years. Under his direction the choral program at Harvard grew to include six choirs and to achieve national prominence. He conducted the Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and the...

Andrew Minear

Andrew Minear

With over one hundred appearances across twelve states, Andrew Minear is an active guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and presenter. Minear’s dedication to lifelong choral singing and passion for expressive music-making have been cultivated through conductor-teacher experiences in children...

Linda Moxley

Linda Moxley

An arts manager with over 30 years experience, Linda Moxley has a broad range of experience directing marketing and PR campaigns; implementing fundraising strategies; launching education, outreach, and audience development initiatives; creating sales strategies; and managing branding campaigns....

Elizabeth Núñez

Elizabeth Núñez

Elizabeth Núñez is the Associate Artistic Director of the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC), renowned worldwide for its diversity and supreme level of artistic excellence, and the founding artistic director of The SoHarmoniums, an intergenerational community chorus of...

Joshua Palkki

Joshua Palkki

Joshua Palkki is Assistant Professor of Vocal/Choral Music Education at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. At CSULB, he leads the University Choir, teaches courses in music education, interfaces with the College of Education, and mentors graduate...

Michael Pettry

Michael Pettry

Now in his 13th season, Michael Pettry has led the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir to notable financial growth and unprecedented sustainability despite difficult economic conditions. Under his leadership, revenue from individual donors has quadrupled, corporate sponsorships have increased 13-fold,...

Joel Rinsema

Joel Rinsema

Joel M. Rinsema joined Kantorei, Denver as Artistic Director in 2014, from the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale. Throughout his 23-year tenure with the Phoenix Chorale, he served in nearly every capacity with the organization, including his last 15 years as President & CEO and Assistant...

Zanaida Robles

Zanaida Robles

Conductor, composer, educator and vocalist Zanaida Robles is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator for competitions, festivals, and conferences related to choral and solo vocal music. She has prepared choirs for performances with such artists as Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald...

Stanley Romanstein

Stanley E. Romanstein

Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D. is an accomplished nonprofit executive with 22 years of leadership and management experience in education and the arts, most recently at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Previously as President and CEO of the Minnesota Humanities Center, he focused the Center’s...

Jennifer Rosenfeld

Jennifer Rosenfeld

Jennifer Rosenfeld, CEO of iCadenza and President & Principal Manager of Cadenza Artists, has extensive experience working with musicians of all genres on identifying and pursuing their professional goals, and overcoming the obstacles that come up along the way. She has also worked with...

William Sauerland

William Sauerland

Countertenor William Sauerland enjoys a varied career of teaching, singing, and conducting. Currently Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Chabot College in Hayward, California, Mr. Sauerland also serves as Artistic Director of the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, and Artistic Director...

Moira Smiley

Moira Smiley

Moira Smiley is a singer/composer who creates and performs new work for voices. A musical polyglot, and vocal shape-shifter, her voice—and composing—are heard on feature films, BBC & PBS television programs, NPR, and on more than 60 albums. When she’s not leading her own group, moira smiley...

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