International CD Release!

I am thrilled to announce that Chorosynthesis Singers’ inaugural album, Empowering Silenced Voices, has been released on the international Centaur Records label! This double CD set includes 16 new works on themes of social consciousness. The first CD touches on topics, such as colonialism, displacement, war, and terrorism, including a set of four texts from American poet Walt Whitman. The second CD touches on human rights and other topics of human social consciousness--specifically women’s rights, advocacy for children, our connection with technology and the environment, and non-heteronormative love.

Stream: Spotify

Program notes: chorosynthesis.org/esv2-program-notes

Purchase: Amazon Smile

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CHORUS AMERICA PRESENTATION

At the 2019 Chorus America Conference, I’ll be a part of a panel discussion with Stephen Sieck and Jeremiah Selvey on “Fostering Social Consciousness through Choral Music: Programming, Equity, and Real Conversation.”

Chorosynthesis Singers featured in Choral Journal Diversity Issue

Chorosynthesis Singers was one of 13 choirs featured in the article, An American Choral Tapestry, part of the Choral Journal's Focus on Diversity Initiatives. Read how we are using new music to champion issues of social consciousness/justice. https://acda.org/files/choral_journals/Broeker-HarrisNov17.pdf

NW ACDA: Re-Imagining Relevance through New Music & Social Consciousness

Jeremiah Selvey and I were selected to present at the NW ACDA Conference in Portland, OR on Re-Imagining Relevance through New Music & Social Consciousness. The purpose of this panel discussion is to provide thoughtfulness on the importance of new music and social advocacy as we reconceive the impact of the choral art in our various communities. We hope you can attend!

Chorosynthesis Singers Named 2nd place Winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance, Professional Division

Chorosynthesis Singers was named the 2nd place Winner of The American Prize for Choral Performance, Professional Division based on our live recordings of our inaugural concert as a professional ensemble. To check out our award-winning performances go to https://soundcloud.com/chorosynthesis/sets/american-prize-portfolio

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American Prize in Conducting (professional chorus division)

I'm honored to place 3rd in the American Prize for conducting (professional chorus division). Thanks to all of my conducting teachers: David AndersonEric HansonGeoffrey Boers, and Giselle Wyers Rice who have mentored me on this journey. Thanks also to Ronald Haight and Gerry Marsh for opening up their ensembles to me time and again so I could grow as an artist-teacher. It has been a wild ride and I'm grateful for such wonderful support!

https://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2017/03/conductor-winners-chorus-professional.html