Choral Direction

As a choral conductor, I work toward excellence in a way that supports the total development of the singer at all stages of the process. For most adult non-professional singers, a feeling of enjoyment and success is a primary motivator for joining a choir. We sing because we love to sing, and we want to sing well, to make music with vigor and intention, to bring heart and artistry into each piece as we rehearse and perform.

I am the founding director of the Indianapolis World Music Chorus, which brings together adults and teens from around the city to give voice to the music of people around the world with authenticity and energy. Prior choral singing experience and music reading ability are not required. The process of learning music in original languages by example will challenge every singer, regardless of experience, yet include singers who have never before joined a choral ensemble. For more information, please contact me or e-mail indyworldmusic@gmail.com.

From 2006-2012, I was music director of Amasong: Champaign-Urbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus. With Amasong, I produced two CDs of live concert recordings, Bridges of Song (2008) and Everything She Touches Changes (2014). These CDs include new arrangements and compositions written by me for the chorus. Please take a moment to listen to some samples of my work with Amasong on my Sounds page, where you can also preview my arrangements and compositions for women’s chorus.

 

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