Julie Rains Kangas

Julie Rains Kangas is a freelance soloist and choral conductor in the Pacific Northwest. She has performed with several professional and community ensembles such as Opus 7, The Tudor Choir, and Northwest Repertory singers. She has also recorded with Opus 7.

Julie earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Vocal Performance and her Masters in Music Education from Boston University. She studied choral conducting with Rod Eichenberger and Richard Sparks and voice with Charles Peterson, Marianne Weltmann, Mira Frohnmayer and Barbara Poulshock.

Scott Kovacs

Scott Kovacs is a choral musician living and working in Seattle, WA.  He is currently the Assistant Director and Business Manager for the Seattle Choral Company, and has in the past served as Associate Conductor of Illumni Men’s Chorale and as the General Manager of The Esoterics.  He helped found the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium in 2010 and serves as its President, as well as one of the co-chairs of the Seattle Sings Choral Festival.  One of his great joys is singing with the Compline Choir at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, as well as singing in the Cathedral Choir there and supporting the S

Margaret Green

Margaret Green, Conductor of the Lewis & Clark Women’s Chorus, has enjoyed making music in the Portland area for over 17 years.  She is the vocal music director at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, an arts magnet in Vancouver, Washington and founder/artistic director of Belle Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble.  Green is an active adjudicator and guest clinician for high school and middle school choral events as well as organizer of a Balkan Singing Workshop in 2003 and Treble Choir Workshops since 2005.

Jason Anderson

Jason Allen Anderson, baritone, is equally at home on the stage and in the church as a performer, singer, conductor, organist, liturgist and composer. He hails from Franklin, Indiana and is a graduate of Butler University (B.M. in Music Education), Portland State University (M.M. in Conducting), and the University of Washington (D.M.A. in Choral Conducting). He studied conducting with Henry Leck, Bruce Browne, and Geoffrey Boers.

Adam Burdick

Dr. Burdick is a conductor, teacher, and singer with a reputation for inspiring novices and veterans alike to discover their inner musician. He teaches choir and performance classes at North Seattle College, conducts the 115-voice Skagit Valley Chorale, and teaches voice lessons privately and at the Dusty Strings Music School in Seattle. Adam is Choir Manager for Choral Arts, one of the Northwest's premier choral ensembles, sings with the group, and occasionally substitute-conducts in the absence of Dr. Robert Bode, Choral Arts Artistic Director.

Kathryn Weld

Mezzo-soprano Kathryn Weld comes to the Northwest, having performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Her credits include two solo appearances with the New York Philharmonic, one with Charles Dutoit conducting and the other under the direction of Kurt Masur. She made her Carnegie Hall debut to critical acclaim in a performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor with Musica Sacra. While living in Germany, Ms. Weld was a featured soloist with such prominent ensembles as the Bavarian Radio Choir, the Consortium Musicum of Munich, and the Prague Philharmonic.

Lisa Cardwell Pontén

Lisa Cardwell Pontén is an experienced soloist in the Northwest, performing with professional and community ensembles in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Vancouver, British Columbia. Lisa has appeared as soloist with Ensemble Alcatraz of San Francisco as well as many Seattle-based groups such as The Versailles Ensemble, Circa 1600, Seattle Choral Company, St. Mark's Compline Choir and City Cantabile Choir.

She has recorded on the Musical Heritage and Focus labels and also for radio and film; and has recently completed a CD with Opus 7.

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