The Voices

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Rachel Blaustein Rachel Blaustein (ME) graduated from Hofstra with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance in 2013 and received her Masters Degree in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory in 2015.  Since graduating, she has performed with Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, and Chautauqua Opera and will be making her debut with Kentucky Opera and Fort Worth Opera in 2017.
leanne-continoLeanne Contino (WE) received her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance & Music Education from Ithaca College. She is currently performing a lot of musical theatre, and is teaching private voice. Leanne is in the process of pursuing her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. She is thrilled to be singing with eVoco this winter!
Karen Lehman DiMartinoKaren DiMartino (ME) has been a solo artist at Carnegie Hall, as well as the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and is often seen performing with the American Chamber Ensemble.  She is Senior Choir Director at the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, as well as the Director of the Sayville High School Chorale.  Ms. DiMartino holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music (M.M., Vocal Performance) and Hofstra University (B.S., Music Education).
Kasey FahyKasey Fahy (ME/WE) graduated from Hofstra University in 2014 with a B.A. in Speech Language Hearing Sciences and a minor in Music. She is currently pursuing a M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at New York University.
Robyn FerrariRobyn Ferrari (WE) is an actor and singer, earning her Bachelors of Music from New York University in Classical Vocal Performance. Robyn has performed extensively in theatre, musical theatre, concert and on screen. She is also a jewelry designer and fabricator, and is always dreaming up new pieces for her business, Robyn Ferrari Design. She is so excited to be singing with such a talented and accomplished group of musicians!
Mary Beth FingerMary Beth Finger (ME/WE) currently instructs chorus and general music at Bay Shore middle school, as well asher private voice and woodwind studio.  After completing her Undergraduate Degree at SUNY Fredonia, she later earned her Masters Degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College.  When she isn’t busy singing or teaching, one can often find Mary Beth playing the saxophone at various venues across Long Island.
Doreen FrylingDoreen Fryling (ME/WE) teaches music at South Side High School in Rockville Centre and directs the MYO Nassau Concert Choir. A graduate of Susquehanna University and the University of Michigan, she recently completed a Doctorate of Education in Learning and Teaching at Hofstra University. She is the proud wife of the conductor and mother to their two budding musicians. www.doreenfryling.org
Amanda KaplanAmanda Kaplan (ME/WE) graduated from the University of Delaware in 2014 with a degree in Choral Music Education and a minor in Applied Flute. She now works in the fire sprinkler industry as an Executive Administrative Assistant and is beyond thrilled to be returning to her passion of music by performing with such an incredible ensemble.
Rachel Nadler, soprano 1Rachel Nadler (ME) is two-time graduate of Hofstra University, earning her B.S. in Vocal Performance in 2011 and her M.S. in Music Ed in 2012. During her time at Hofstra, she was chosen to perform in the Dorothy B. Hoag and William Lawrence Honors Recitals. She currently teaches general music and chorus in the Hicksville School District, and is the Vocal Director of Sewanhaka High School’s musical theater program. She is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful group!
Christina Regan (WE) is a recent graduate from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. In her time at Westminster, she sang with some of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, performing pieces such as Bernstein’s MASS and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Christina was also a member of the GRAMMY nominated Westminster Williamson Voices under the direction of renowned author and conductor Dr. James Jordan, with whom she performed the American premiere of James Whitbourn’s Annelies at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Additionally, she sang as a member of the choir-in-residence at the Choral Music Institute at Oxford, a program of study for choral conductors and participated in two recording projects with Williamson Voices. Christina is thrilled to be a new member of eVoco Voice Collective! 
Casey Rice (WE) graduated from Westminster Choir College of Rider University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 2016. She currently serves as an assistant kindergarten teacher at the Green Vale School in Long Island, where she additionally assists choral director Jessica Chen with the Green Vale Voices. Casey has a long choral history performing at venues like David Geffin Hall, the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall, having been a member of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra for 8 years and continuing to perform major works with the Westminster Symphonic Choir during college. In addition to eVoco, Casey is currently a member of the Young New Yorker’s Chorus mixed ensemble, which performs and premieres choral works all over Manhattan.
Taryn SandkuhlTaryn Sandkuhl (ME/WE) is a recent graduate of Hofstra University where she earned a B.S. in Music Performance and a B.A. in Psychology. She currently cantors and performs at various churches on Long Island and plans to begin graduate studies next fall.
Joanna SangesJoanna Sanges (WE) is a graduate of The Crane School of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. She has performed in numerous operas, musicals, and masterworks. In 2014, Joanna received first place in the undergraduate category at the Civic Morning Musicals classical voice competition. Most recently, Joanna performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall with Crane Chorus under the baton of Maestro Duain Wolfe.
Vanessa ValentinVanessa Valentin (ME/WE) is a proud Hofstra alum who also performs with the Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC.  Currently, Vanessa is a music teacher in Queens, and through directing chorus and other ensembles, has revived a school music program that had previously lapsed for more than 10 years.
Heather WellsHeather Wells (ME/WE) received her Bachelors in Vocal Performance from University of California: Irvine. She spent many years performing in supporting and lead operatic roles in the Southern California area. Since her move to New York she is continuing to pursue her operatic aspirations as well as further her experience in music education.

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Jessica Chen (WE) is the choral director at the Green Vale School, an independent elementary/middle school on Long Island, where she directs seven choruses and teaches general music. The Green Vale Voices, which she founded, has earned gold ratings at NYSSMA and has performed at Carnegie Hall, CitiField, and the Barclays Center. Ms. Chen is also the choral director and organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Oyster Bay, where she started an annual masterwork concert series. She serves as the Children’s and Community Youth Repertoire and Resources Chair for the New York Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Ms. Chen has served as guest conductor for the All-County Festival in Suffolk County. As a clinician, she has presented sessions that include How to Teach Boys with Changing Voices and Icing on the Cake: Ways to Take Your Choral Concert to the Next Level. Ms. Chen holds degrees from Yale University (B.A. in Music) and New England Conservatory of Music (M.M. in Piano Performance).
Josephine DelladeraJosephine Delledera (ME/WE) is an accomplished opera singer and private voice teacher in the Long Island area. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Hofstra University and a Master of Music in Voice Performance from The University of Georgia.  While at UGA, she won the Concerto Competition and performed in concert with the UGA Symphony Orchestra.  In July 2011, Ms. Delledera made her international operatic debut as Annina in La Traviata at La Piccola Scala in Syros, Greece.
maria-diazMaria Diaz (WE) is currently a general music and chorus teacher in the Herricks School District. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, specializing in Voice and Special Needs instruction. She received her Master’s in Arts Administration from NYU. In addition to singing classical music, she is a songwriter, indie rock band member, and poet.
Ruth EliasRuth Elias (WE) graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Music and came to NY where she met her husband while pursuing a singing career. Life ensued and the couple pursued Constantine’s sculpture career which evolved into Elias Artmetal Inc., a successful manufacturer of high end picture frames and giftware based in Mineola. Ruth now sings with the three choral groups in addition to eVoco Voice Collective: Mineola Choral Society, Belle Voci Intergenerational Women’s Chorus, and the choir at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection.
Natalie FabianNatalie Fabian (ME) received a B.S. in Music Education from Hofstra University. She was a co-founder of the Hofstra Vocal Jazz Quartet and the recipient of the William Rosencrans Endowed Music Scholarship. Natalie teaches voice, piano, and an Early Music Enrichment class at The Music Academy of Garden City. She is a singer-songwriter with a jazz edge and performs her original music in small combos in the Metro New York area.
Janet FrylingJanet Fryling (WE/ME) holds a degree in vocal performance and music education from Houghton College, and has taught vocal music at all levels in both public and private schools. She is member and soloist of the Doylestown Presbyterian Church Choir.
Catherine Goldenbaum3Catherine Goldenbaum (ME/WE), soprano, moved here from the Philadelphia area where she appeared with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Singers, the Academy of Music Recital Series and Pennsylvania Pro Musica. She was a featured soloist on National Public Radioʼs Christmas with The Philadelphia Singers and was awarded a vocal fellowship from the Tanglewood Festival. She holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and Temple University and has taught at Bucks County Community College, The College of NJ and Rider Universityʼs Westminster Choir College Conservatory of Music. Locally, Ms. Goldenbaum has appeared as a soloist with the Long Island Philharmonic, the Long Island Masterworks Chorus and the Heckscher Museum Recital Series. She teaches Chorus, Musical Theatre and IB Music at Hauppauge HS and currently lives in Huntington with her husband, two daughters, two kayaks and two cats.
Nichole GreeneNichole Greene (ME) is a Minnesota native who received her undergraduate degree in music education from Luther College in Decorah, IA, and her Masters degree in music education from Queens College, NY.  Ms. Greene loves her job teaching chorus at Massapequa High School, where she has worked for the past 15 years.  She currently serves as President of the Nassau Music Educators Association. She is also the proud mommy of Liam, age 11, and Ethan, age 7, and would like to thank her husband Stephen for being Mr. Mom on Sunday evenings so she can partake in this wonderful endeavor!
Steph HaasStephanie Haas (ME) received her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Vocal Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College.  She teaches music in Herricks schools and Grace Christian Academy, as well as private voice and piano lessons.  Stephanie has three children and, with her husband, leads the music at their church in Levittown, NY.  She is honored to be joining this ensemble for the first time.
Kristen HowellKristin Howell (ME/WE) is the choral director at Syosset High School in Syosset, NY. She directs the Chorale, Chamber Singers, Men’s A Cappella Ensemble and the highly acclaimed women’s barbershop ensemble, “The Adelettes.”  Mrs. Howell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her B.M.Ed. with a concentration in voice, and The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received a M.S. in Music Education.  She is an avid arranger, clinician and conductor and resides on Long Island with her husband and two beautiful children.
Lauren Jacobson, Soprano 2Lauren Jacobson (WE) holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a M.A. in Adolescent Mathematics Education from Adelphi University, and is a math teacher at the Sewanhaka Central High School District. With a strong passion for music, she was a member of multiple ensembles as a Herricks student including the Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Women’s Choir, and Tri-M Music Honor Society Co-President. As a member of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) for 10 years, she has annually performed in venues including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She was a member of the Adelphi Choral Ensemble and the only non-music major to be a part of Adelphi’s Vocal Ensemble, their premier a cappella group. She is honored to join this phenomenal ensemble and to continue her true love for singing!
Johanna LandJohanna Land (ME/WE) teaches elementary choir and general music in Valley Stream, NY. Her choirs participate in the NYSSMA Majors and Music In The Parks festivals, consistently earning high honors. She received both B.M. and M.M. degrees from Ithaca College, specializing in Music Education. As an active member of NMEA, NYSSMA, and LIAOSA, Johanna holds certifications in Orff-Schulwerk, World Music Drumming, and Choral Music Experience.
Meaghan MetzgerMeaghan Metzger (WE) graduated from the Westminster Choir College of Rider University, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She is currently teaching general music at Edward J. Bosti elementary school, and serving as a worship leader and children’s choir director at Christ Church in Shirley, NY.
Lisa RichardsonLisa Richardson (WE) is a lyric soprano studying at Juilliard by night and analyzing Mortgage Backed Securities by day. A graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S. of Music and the Performing Arts, she proudly served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 12 years and returned to her musical roots upon the completion of her service. First, singing professionally in churches on Long Island, and then appearing as a soloist in private recitals and concerts throughout metropolitan New York. As Lisa continues her solo vocal studies in Juilliard’s Evening Division, she is delighted to embark on a musical journey with such a fine group of musicians!
Kaity SchneeklothKaitlin Schneekloth (ME) is the Choral Director at Copiague Middle School, where she conducts the sixth grade chorus, seventh and eighth grade choir, chamber chorus, and directs the musical.  Schneekloth earned a M.A. with Distinction in Music Education from Hofstra University and a B.M. in Music Education from Syracuse University, from which she graduated summa cum laude.

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Andrea MartinAndrea Arias-Martin, (ME/WE) a native of Lynbrook, NY, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (MM) and C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University (BM). While at Manhattan, Andrea performed Mother in Griffelkin and Anna Maurrant in Street Scene. The New York Times review stated, “As Anna Maurrant, Andrea Arias-Martin sings with a bright soprano and effectively conveys the character’s disillusionment and unhappiness.” Andrea was a Chautauqua Opera Studio Artist for the 2009 and 2010 season, and an American Artist at Glimmerglass Opera. She also runs a large voice studio at her home in East Rockaway, and is the happy mother of 2 girls, Cadence Luz and Aida Jordyn.
Donna BalsonDonna Balson (ME/WE) has sung in opera and concert at the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall as well as in China, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Germany, in repertoire including Tosca, Cenerentola, Leonora in Forza Del Destino, and the Verdi Requiem. Currently a voice teacher at Hofstra University, she also works as a visiting coach for Opera Australia and Opera Queensland. She is a graduate of the Conservatorium at Sydney University (B. Mus (voice) and Diploma of Opera) and of Hofstra University (M.Sc. Ed with distinction). [photo by Luke Delalio]
Devon BradyDevon Brady (ME/WE) has performed leading and supporting roles in several opera companies in NYC and on Long Island. In addition to singing with eVoco, she is a member of the Babylon Chorale, and serves on the executive boards of several non-profit organizations. She currently works at Hofstra University in the office of Enrollment Management, and maintains an active private voice studio out of her home in North Bellmore. Devon holds a B.S. in Music Education from Hofstra University and an M.M. in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory.
Jen DeStioJennifer DeStio (ME/WE) has performed professionally in New York, Ohio, and Italy as the alto soloist for Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Chandos Anthem no. 6 “As Longs the Hart for Flowing Streams,” Hadyn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Voice from SUNY Fredonia. Currently, Jennifer teaches voice privately, and is the 4th grade chorus director at New Lane Elementary in the Middle Country Central School District.
Lauren DrinkwaterLauren Drinkwater (ME/WE) earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from New York University and a Master of Arts degree in music from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been a choir director in the Connetquot School District for ten years, working with both elementary and secondary students. Currently she teaches at Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School where she directs the 6th, 7th and 8th grade choirs as well as a select vocal jazz ensemble.
Michelle EmericMichelle Emeric (ME/WE) is the choral director of Hicksville High School where she conducts the Mixed Choir, Concert Choir, and Select Chamber Ensembles.  She is also vocal director of the annual musical productions.  Active in professional organizations, Michelle serves as membership chair for the NY and Eastern Divisions of ACDA. Michelle has received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Master of Arts degree from Hofstra University, and has also studied opera performance at SUNY Fredonia. Michelle is currently attending Westminster Choir College pursuing a masters degree in vocal pedagogy.
Cyndi FeinmanCyndi Feinman (WE) is a mezzo-soprano who has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic and has performed on the stage at Lincoln Center. Cyndi teaches chorus at Roslyn Middle School and conducts the adult chorus at Community Reform Temple in Westbury, NY. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Boston University. Cyndi also teaches at the Performing Arts Academy at LIU Post over the summer.
Nikki HardingNikki Harding (WE) graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in sociology and a minor in music performance in voice, violin, and viola. After honing her skills as a musician and student conductor in Vermont, Harding pursued her law degree at George Washington University and subsequently moved to New York City, where she has continued her vocal studies at Juilliard’s Evening Division. During her time in New York, she has participated in choirs and concerts at Town Hall, Carnegie Hall and The Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Shoshana HershkowitzShoshana Hershkowitz (ME) holds degrees in music education and vocal performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Shoshana is a lecturer at Stony Brook University, where she conducts the Stony Brook Chorale and Camerata Singers, and is the chorus master for the opera productions. She is the conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s Suffolk Youth Chorale, a select ensemble for high school aged singers, and is active as a clinician and guest conductor at conferences, festivals, and schools across Long Island.
Veronica MainvilleVeronica Mainville (WE) is the choral director at Huntington High School, where she conducts the award-winning Chamber Choir and Concert Choir. She is a highly sought-after accompanist in the Long Island area, including LIU Post and several other school districts. She earned a master of music in music education from Boston University, and a bachelor of music in music education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.
Krista Masino2Krista Masino (ME/WE) received her Master of Arts in Music Education and Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Hofstra University.  She is the general music and chorus teacher at Long Island School for the Gifted in South Huntington, NY.
Meg MessinaMeg Messina (ME/WE) is in her 12th year of running the vocal music program at Mineola High School where she directs 6 choirs.  Her ensembles have been heard at Carnegie Hall and her students are well represented at All County and All State. She is most proud of the high degree of student-to-student collaboration and outreach that has become the cornerstone of her program.
Jessica MischkeJessica Mischke (ME/WE) is the choral director of the Farmingdale High School Women’s Chorus and also assists with the middle school choruses. Always keeping busy, she is the director/vocal director of her schools’ annual musical productions, teaches private voice lessons, and is a vocal adjudicator for the NYSSMA solo festival. Jessica graduated with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Education from Syracuse University, with a concentration in voice. She has performed with several choruses throughout her life, with concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Izod Arena, Madison Square Garden, and throughout China.
Debbie PeltzDebbie Peltz (WE) teaches 4th and 5th grade instrumental lessons and Band at Long Island Lutheran Day School, maintains an active woodwind studio and is a NYSSMA Woodwind adjudicator. She is a graduate of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with a degree in education and clarinet performance and received her Masters from SUNY Stony Brook in Liberal Arts. She is a proud mother of Zachary, 7 and Rebecca, 3. Debbie sings with the Huntington Choral Society and her church choir, plays clarinet with the Northport Community Band, and freelances on flute and clarinet.

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Katharine BaerKatharine Baer (WE/ME) is the Choral Music Director at Glassboro Intermediate School in New Jersey and maintains a private voice studio for young beginners through the Rowan Prep program at Rowan University. She sings as a professional soloist and section leader at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Haddon Heights, NJ, and is also the Administrator of a musical non-profit organization, Music in the Somerset Hills. Katharine received an M.S.Ed in Music Education from Hofstra University with studies focusing on choral conducting.
Kimberly Cai Kimberly Cai (WE) received her B.S. in Music Ed. at Hofstra University, and her M.A. in Music Ed. at Queens College. She teaches orchestra at a NYCDOE high school in the South Bronx. Although her students enter with no prior musical background, her Seniors of 2015 were awarded with a Silver for level 4 NYSSMA Majors. She is excited and honored to be a part of eVoco.
sinead-conlonSinéad Conlon (WE) is a graduate of Hofstra University with dual degree in both communications and music. During her studies, she was a member of Hofstra Chorale and Sigma’cappella. She fronted Boston-based jazz trio, The Shindiggas, from 2012 through 2013 and worked as a cabaret performer in the Greater Boston area until moving to New York City in 2014. Sinéad currently resides in Queens and works as a publicist at Sunshine Sachs for food, culinary and social good clients, most notably including Girl Scouts and Tavern62 by David Burke.
Joan DrewesJoan Drewes (WE) received her B.A. from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she studied jazz composition, voice and piano.  She furthered her education at Hofstra University where she received her M.S. in Music Education. Joan spent many years traveling and performing all along the East Coast, as well as in Germany, Belgium and France. Joan studied Dalcroze Pedagogy at Juilliard School of Music, was a co-instructor for “Creative Play in the Arts” at NYU and a presenter for NYSCAME seminars. She is currently teaching music and chorus in Farmingdale, NY.
Andrea GalenoAndrea Galeno (ME/WE) is a NY based music & theatre teacher, who has dedicated her life to education and using music and theatre to change lives.  She has worked doing theatre projects in prisons, with homeless youth and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities here in NY and around the world (London, Dublin, Belfast and Rio de Janiero).  She is thrilled to be returning to choral singing in a professional setting.
Melody HallMelody Hall (ME/WE) is currently teaching general music and chorus at Berry Hill Elementary School in Syosset, NY. She also is the inaugural conductor of the Wyandanch Youth Center Chorus, a community outreach project sponsored by USDAN Center for the Arts, and sings professionally at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, NY. Melody graduated from Hofstra University with a B.S. ed, summa cum laude. She is thrilled to be singing with such fine ensembles!
Debra JenksDeborah Jenks (ME) is the organist at First Presbyterian Church, Northport and has a small private piano studio.  She is a member-at-large for the Presbyterian Association of Musicians as well as the past-Dean for the Suffolk Chapter of The American Guild of Organists.  Prior to raising a family, Debbie was employed by the IBM Corporation in secretarial, personnel and management positions.  She is married to Tim and mom to Kate (recent St. Olaf grad) and Alex (currently a music performance major at Furman University).  After a 15 year hiatus from singing in choirs, she is absolutely honored and delighted to be an inaugural member of eVoco as well as serving on their Board of Directors.
Quinn McClureQuinn McClure (ME) is the choral director at Civic Leadership Academy, a high school in Elmhurst, Queens. Quinn is also assistant director of The Astoria Choir, a private voice and piano teacher, NYSSMA adjudicator, and the director of vocal music for the LIU Post Summer Youth Camps. She received her B.S. in Music Education from Hofstra University and her M.A. in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Jane Park HeadshotJane Park (ME/WE) is a proud graduate of Westminster Choir College, where she was a member of the highly acclaimed Westminster Choir under the baton of Joseph Flummerfelt and performed with some of the finest orchestras and conductors in the world. She was the Education Coordinator for the Long Island Philharmonic before the organization closed down in early 2016. She continues a partnership with Nassau BOCES and the Bronx Arts Ensemble in an effort to keep Arts-in-Education alive on the Island. Currently, Jane works for Long Island Pulse Magazine and also serves on the worship team for the English Ministry at Arumdaun Presbyterian Church in Bethpage, NY.
Annie_PasquaAnnie Pasqua (ME/WE) is a pianist, musical director, composer, and educator whose performance credits include Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Nassau Coliseum, and Symphony Space. She received a B.S. in Music Education from New York University and an M.A. in Music Composition from Queens College. Annie is a proud piano student of noted concert pianist Morton Estrin and currently studies classical voice with Hofstra Professor Tammy Hensrud.  Along with her sister Jenna, Annie is the Composer/Lyricist/Librettist of Tess, a new rock opera, which has enjoyed performances in New York City and London.
Elisa TriggElisa Trigg (ME/WE) is thrilled and honored to be singing with such a talented group of folks! Elisa received her BS in performance and MS in music education from Hofstra University. She is currently the music director for First Church of Baldwin and is a small business owner. She has a blessed life and is thankful for her friends and family…including the ones with fur and feathers!

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Ignacio Angulo-PizarroIgnacio Angulo-Pizarro is the director of vocal music at Dover High School and is a professional chorister at Brick Presbyterian Church in NYC. Additionally, he has sung with the world-renowned Gentleman and Boys of Saint Thomas Church of New York City, Voices of Ascension, Trinity-Wall St Church, and at Cathedral of St John the Divine as a visiting chorister of Christ’s Church Choir of Rye, NY. His research on Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles was published on the official website of the American Choral Directors Association, ChoralNet.org.
Tony DiTaranto; Photographer: Dan Wright; WrightShots PhotographyTony DiTaranto is a music educator and tenor currently pursuing an M.A. in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He earned his B.S.Ed. in Music Education from Hofstra University and is a licensed music teacher in the state of New York. His performance experience includes operatic and musical theatre productions, classical vocal recitals, barbershop quartet singing, and choral performances and tours. He currently resides in New York City where he studies voice with Peter Van Derick. [photo by Dan Wright]
Brad DrinkwaterBrad Drinkwater holds degrees in music and music education with dual concentrations in voice and piano from the Steinhardt School at New York University and Teachers College, Columbia University. Brad is in his tenth year teaching music and currently directs the Concert Choir and vocal jazz ensemble and teaches Advanced Placement Music Theory at Connetquot High School in Bohemia. Additionally, he serves at the pianist for the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s Suffolk Youth Chorale. He also maintains an active voice and piano studio.
Garrett FujarskiGarrett Fujarski is currently working as a middle school chorus teacher in Sayville Public Schools as a leave replacement. He received his B.S. in Music Education from, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Music Education at Hofstra University.
Chris RemkusChris Remkus is an emerging young artist and soloist in the greater New York region.  A finalist for the New York Chamber Players Competition in 2012, Chris continues to pursue a career as a singing actor while maintaining an affinity for choral music.
Eric RubinsteinEric Rubinstein teaches at Westhampton Beach High School, where he conducts the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir & Symphonic Choir, and at the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) School of Choral Studies, where he is responsible for the Women’s Choir, a chamber ensemble and a Theatre Arts class.  Choirs under Mr. Rubinstein’s direction have earned NYSSMA Gold with Distinction ratings as well as other honors & awards, been aired on radio broadcast, and have performed at Carnegie Hall and in England.  Maintaining his career as a professional vocalist, Mr. Rubinstein has been seen on collegiate, regional and international stages.  He holds a B.M. in Music Education and Dance from SUNY Fredonia and a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University.
David WilsonDavid Wilson (ME) is a music educator and vocal coach working in the New York City public schools, currently as a teaching supervisor for Education Through Music. After graduating from Ithaca College, he taught upstate as a K-12 General/Vocal Music Teacher and Drama Director. Here in NYC, David is also the Program Director of the Open Jar Institute, a Broadway training intensive for high school and college students.

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Steven AltinelSteven Altinel is the choral director at Walt Whitman High School in South Huntington, N.Y., where he has conducted his choirs on the stages of Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Steven is also the artistic director of the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival and the resident music director for the Actor’s Company at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, N.J. He was twice accepted to attend the prestigious Music Direction Intensive at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, C.T.  His favorite performance credits include the touring company of A Royal Christmas starring Andrea Bocelli and the New York Philharmonic’s production of Candide under the direction of Lonny Price (PBS). Steven is a proud graduate of Westminster Choir College and Queens College.
Scott BlondScott Blond graduated Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. He works as BIM Manager for a top 20 construction management firm. Balancing his scientific profession, Scott has a long-standing passion for singing. He has performed in various choir, a capella group, and cabaret performances. He is active in Long Island community theater, notably with Commack’s prestigious Star Playhouse.
Matthew GeorgettiMatt Georgetti is a recent graduate of Hofstra University with a B.S. in Music Business, where he was a member of Hofstra Chorale and Hofstra Chamber Choir. He now serves as Associate Music Director & Principal Cantor at Parish of St. William the Abbot in Seaford, New York, and helps direct the Angelus Choir at Parish of St. Sebastian in Woodside, New York.
Tim JenksTim Jenks has been a soloist, choral singer, or conductor for several venues on Long Island since receiving a double MM degree in Conducting and Music Education from Westminster Choir College.  He currently teaches in the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District, where he is the director of the secondary orchestra program, and is the Music Director at the historic First Presbyterian Church in Northport, New York, where he directs the Chancel Choir.  Tim is excited and proud to have this opportunity to share his passion of choral music with his wife, Debbie, and daughter, Kate.
Thomas RileyThomas Riley is a recent graduate of Ithaca College where he earned a B.M. in Voice Performance and Music Education. Thomas Riley has been professionally performing since he was 12 years old and has been a soloist in many extraordinary venues including the Metropolitan Opera House and Carnegie Hall, where he made his debut when he was 16 years old. He is currently the Choral Director at Lawrence High School where he directs the Mixed Chorus, Concert Chorale, and Show Choir. In recent months, he has played Laurie in Plaza Theatrical’s production of “Little Women,” Rinuccio in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi,” and Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress.” He keeps an active voice and piano studio between Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
Kenneth ZagareKenneth Zagare (ME) is celebrating his first decade as choral director at Malverne High School where he leads the school’s general and award-winning select vocal ensembles (Busch Gardens’ Music in the Parks), instructs a collegiate level music theory course, and directs the school’s fully-staged musical each spring. The students he has coached have earned the honor of singing with select conference ensembles such as NMEA All-County, NYSSMA All-State, NAfME All-Eastern, MYO Chorale, and ACDA All-National. Kenneth received his BM in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, and completed his MS in Education at SUNY Stony Brook. In addition to serving the Long Island area as an active freelance accompanist, Kenneth is also Minister of Music at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lake Ronkonkoma.

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Tom CarrollThomas Carroll is a graduate of Hofstra University with a BS in music education. He currently teaches and develops music programs in the NYC deparment of education.
Max DenlerMax Denler holds a BA in Music from the University of Rochester. He has appeared as a soloist and ensemble member with numerous organizations, including Mercury Opera Rochester, Empire State Lyric Theater, the Babylon Chorale, and The Publick Musick. Also an avid pianist and theatrical performer, Mr. Denler has at times served as producer, stage director, arranger, or musical director for musical and theatrical productions in his native city of Rochester. By day, he works as a pension advisor and consultant.
Andrew DiMartinoAndrew DiMartino is thrilled to be among the inaugural singers for the eVoco Voice Collective.  Andrew has performed at Carnegie Hall as a solo artist with the Broadway cast of Les Miserables, at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as a member of UNC’s Achordants during the 2005 ICCA Finals, and with the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, participating with the group in the 2011 ACDA Conference in Chicago.  Andrew spent several years writing reviews with RARB (the Recorded A Cappella Review Board); his critiques can be read here.  Of course, all these accomplishments pale in comparison to his global high scores in Guitar Hero vocals.
Malcolm GIlbertMalcolm Gilbert is a graduate of the Crane School of Music of SUNY Potsdam, and the Aaron Copland School of Music of CUNY Queens. For the better part of two decades, he has directed the Ames Freshman Choir at Massapequa High School. Aside from an active schedule as a soloist and choral singer, Malcolm is an exercise and weightlifting addict.
James_LudwigJames Ludwig teaches choral music at Herricks Middle School and conducts a collegiate choir at the Webb Institute. He has choral compositions published by GIA and Hinshaw and also self-publishes. His works have been performed in the United States and Great Britain, including by eVoco, the FSU Choral Union, and the Phoenix Chorale under the direction of Charles Bruffy. Mr. Ludwig holds degrees from Queens College (M.S., Music Education) and Berklee College of Music (B.M., Professional Music, jazz improvisation and composition focus). He is an active member in professional organizations and currently serves as NY-ACDA‘s Repertoire and Standards Chair for Middle School/Jr. High Choirs.
Photo coming soonINVERSEBenjamin Pesenti is a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School with a BA in Music Education.  Ben is in his third year of teaching as the Junior High Choral Director at Elmont Memorial High School.  Beyond his choral studies Ben is a jazz enthusiast and always enjoys playing and singing in new styles.
Alex SchirlingAlex Schirling is a singer, constantly looking for new and exciting ways to use his voice, from opera to barbershop to vocal percussion. His adventures have brought him from Long Island City to Montauk and beyond, including appearances in Canada and Carnegie Hall. In August 2014, he produced and directed a performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the LeFrak Concert Hall. He is a proud student of the perspicacious and inimitable Andrés Andrade.
Brian VollmerBrian Vollmer is an elementary school band director in Hicksville, NY.  He received a BS in Music Education and an MA in Music Education from Hofstra University, where he was a member of the Hofstra Chorale and Hofstra Chamber Choir.

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Dave BernsteinDavid Bernstein earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and his Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. He has performed with choral groups in England, Ireland, and Canada, as well as on stages at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He is deeply interested in contemporary a cappella music and shares analysis and opinions on his website, Acatribe, as well as in reviews for the Recorded A Cappella Review Board. By day he is a staff attorney in the Appeals Bureau at the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, NY.
Jared BerryJared Berry (eVoco Manager) is the Director of Choirs at North Shore High School, where he also teaches IB Music.  Outside of NSHS, he serves as Asst. Director for Administration and on faculty of the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) School of Choral Studies, and Artistic Director of the Babylon Chorale. He also serves as the Director of Education at Temple Am Echad, overseeing the K-12 Religious & Hebrew School.  Active in professional organizations, he is the webmaster and R&S chair for men’s choirs for NYACDA, and the Honor Choir Chair for the 2016 and 2018 Eastern ACDA division conference. Mr. Berry holds degrees from the University of Georgia (M.M., Choral Conducting) and Hofstra University (B.S.Ed., Music Education).
PaulCeglioPaul Ceglio  began playing drums at age 7 and has been a private percussion instructor in Nassau County since 2009. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Music from Nassau Community College where he studied with Michael Osrowitz and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Merchandising from Hofstra University where he was a student of Montgomery Hatch and Anthony Tedesco. He has also performed in the percussion ensembles of Nassau Community College and Hofstra University, the Hofstra University Chorale, Hofstra’s Jazz Combos program and the Hofstra University Jazz Ensemble as the principal drummer.
David W. FrylingDavid W. Fryling  graduated from Houghton College with a degree in Music Education (vocal emphasis) long before most of his fellow eVoco singers were born. He is Music Director of Cordus Mundi, a men’s chamber a cappella ensemble based in New Hope, PA. David taught music from the elementary through junior college level for 15 years, and has directed church choirs for over 30 years in western New York, Bucks County, PA, and Lambertville, NJ. He recently retired from his day job as a Project Manager in a construction firm, making it possible to sing with eVoco. He is also the father of the conductor.
William HammerWilliam Hammer used to masquerade as a choral conductor in his previous life, but now helps a wonderful group of families and institutions make wise financial decisions.
Kelby KhanKelby Khan is the Choir director of St. John the Baptist Women’s choir, and a freelance pianist on Long Island.  He received his M.M. in Choral Conducting from the Boston Conservatory, and a B.S. Music Ed. from Hofstra University.
Jesse TennysonJesse Tennyson is a music teacher at Friends Academy in Locust Valley where he directs Lower, Middle, and Upper School Choirs, Concert Bands, and Jazz Bands. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he received a B.M. in Music Education from Columbus State University with focuses on conducting, trombone, and vocal performance and a M.M. in Choral Conducting at Texas Tech University where he was also director of the Texas Tech Men’s Glee Club. He has been the director of music at churches in Georgia, Texas, and Washington. Jesse began his teaching career at Alderson-Broaddus College where he conducted the Concert Choir, Chapel Choir, and the touring ensemble “The West Virginians”. He was a member of the adventurous vocal ensemble “The Esoterics” while living in Seattle from 2004-2006. Jesse has been the founder of two after-school jazz programs that have collaborated with Midori and Friends, Alvin Atkinson, Wycliffe Gordon, and Wynton Marsalis.
ME = Sings in Mixed Ensemble / WE = Sings in Women’s Ensemble