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Mission

Shaping young lives through musical excellence.

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Vision

A world united by children who love music and each other.

Guiding Principles

Love and respect one another.
Love and respect the music.
Do our best.

The St. Louis Children’s Choirs typically serves over 300 singers (ages 6 to 18), from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. These young artists bring their talent and love of classical, sacred, contemporary, and world music to concert stages for everyone to enjoy.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dr. Alyson Moore, outstanding music directors train our young singers with diverse and challenging curriculum in seven different ensembles based on age and musical ability. The Choirs offers young artists world-class performance opportunities and a choral music experience that emphasizes musical excellence and character education.

Our core values

Character Development

We promote individual growth through discipline, responsibility, leadership, humility, unselfishness, and teamwork.

Diversity and Inclusiveness

We appreciate the value of every individual and the beauty of every voice.

Excellence

We perform choral music at the highest level of achievement and strive for excellence in all we do.

Harmony and Community

We promote the joy of singing and the building of friendships through song so "That music made together may one day heal mankind."

Integrity

We consistently demonstrate high standards of honesty and moral conduct.

Artistic Staff

Directors

Chris

Chris

Boemler

Chorale 2B
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Chris

Boemler

Chorale 2B

Chris Boemler is a lifelong musician and Missouri resident. He holds a Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago and a dual Bachelor in Music Education from Missouri State University in both Vocal and Instrumental Music. Chris taught Vocal Music in the Jackson R-2 school district, and Vocal Music, Piano, and Music Theory in the Festus R-6 School district. In addition to conducting Chorale 2B with the St. Louis Children's Choirs, Chris also serves as the music director for the Kingsbury Place Singers, a part of the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association. Chris sings professionally with the No Name Chorale of Belleville and with the St. Louis Chamber Chorus and serves on the board of the Chamber Chorus as the Singer Representative. Professionally Chris is a member of the Missouri Choral Directors Association.

Chris

Boemler

Chorale 2B

Chris Boemler is a lifelong musician and Missouri resident. He holds a Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago and a dual Bachelor in Music Education from Missouri State University in both Vocal and Instrumental Music. Chris taught Vocal Music in the Jackson R-2 school district, and Vocal Music, Piano, and Music Theory in the Festus R-6 School district. In addition to conducting Chorale 2B with the St. Louis Children's Choirs, Chris also serves as the music director for the Kingsbury Place Singers, a part of the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association. Chris sings professionally with the No Name Chorale of Belleville and with the St. Louis Chamber Chorus and serves on the board of the Chamber Chorus as the Singer Representative. Professionally Chris is a member of the Missouri Choral Directors Association.

Adrienne

Adrienne

Broyles

Children's Choir
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Adrienne

Broyles

Children's Choir

Mrs. Adrienne Broyles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in languages and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Indiana University- Bloomington. Mrs. Broyles joined the artistic staff of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs in 2001. She has completed Level II in Kodály, Level II in Orff-Schulwerk, and after studying under the baton of Dr. Doreen Rao, Cheryl Dupont, Bob Chilcott, and Mandy Miller, she was awarded an Artist-Teacher Diploma from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education.  Under her direction, the Children's Choir ensemble (ranging from grades 3-6), has grown and thrived. As a result, her singers have performed for various events throughout St. Louis such as the Martin Luther King Celebration at Harris Stowe State University, the Orff-Schulwerk National Conference, and for the St. Louis Kodály Chapter. In addition, Mrs. Broyles’s children’s choir ensembles have premiered several choral works by composers such as Dr. Mary Goetze, Bob Chilcott, and Dr. Horst Buchholz. 

In addition, she has been an adjudicator of the St. Louis Fox Theatre Teen Talent Competition and for several choral contests throughout the St. Louis region. Mrs. Broyles has presented choral workshops and served as guest conductor/clinician for numerous districts and festivals in Missouri, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

Lastly, Mrs. Broyles was named 2010 Teacher of the Year at Mason Ridge Elementary and is currently a Vocal Music teacher at Parkway West Middle School. 

Adrienne

Broyles

Children's Choir

Mrs. Adrienne Broyles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance with a minor in languages and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Indiana University- Bloomington. Mrs. Broyles joined the artistic staff of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs in 2001. She has completed Level II in Kodály, Level II in Orff-Schulwerk, and after studying under the baton of Dr. Doreen Rao, Cheryl Dupont, Bob Chilcott, and Mandy Miller, she was awarded an Artist-Teacher Diploma from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education.  Under her direction, the Children's Choir ensemble (ranging from grades 3-6), has grown and thrived. As a result, her singers have performed for various events throughout St. Louis such as the Martin Luther King Celebration at Harris Stowe State University, the Orff-Schulwerk National Conference, and for the St. Louis Kodály Chapter. In addition, Mrs. Broyles’s children’s choir ensembles have premiered several choral works by composers such as Dr. Mary Goetze, Bob Chilcott, and Dr. Horst Buchholz. 

In addition, she has been an adjudicator of the St. Louis Fox Theatre Teen Talent Competition and for several choral contests throughout the St. Louis region. Mrs. Broyles has presented choral workshops and served as guest conductor/clinician for numerous districts and festivals in Missouri, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

Lastly, Mrs. Broyles was named 2010 Teacher of the Year at Mason Ridge Elementary and is currently a Vocal Music teacher at Parkway West Middle School. 

Belinda

Belinda

Burnworth

Music Makers
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Belinda

Burnworth

Music Makers

Mrs. Burnworth holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree with honors from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and a law degree from Saint Louis University. After working as an attorney, she found she wanted to return to music education. She served as the PK - 8 music teacher for 17 years at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School in Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Burnworth taught music reading for Choristers and Concert Choir for ten years and served on the Choirs’ Board of Directors for 8 years. In 2017, she was awarded an Artist-Teacher Diploma from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education. This year, Mrs. Burnworth celebrates her 15th season as Director of Music Makers.

Belinda

Burnworth

Music Makers

Mrs. Burnworth holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree with honors from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and a law degree from Saint Louis University. After working as an attorney, she found she wanted to return to music education. She served as the PK - 8 music teacher for 17 years at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School in Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Burnworth taught music reading for Choristers and Concert Choir for ten years and served on the Choirs’ Board of Directors for 8 years. In 2017, she was awarded an Artist-Teacher Diploma from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education. This year, Mrs. Burnworth celebrates her 15th season as Director of Music Makers.

Whitney

Whitney

Cairns

Chorale 2A
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Whitney

Cairns

Chorale 2A

Whitney Cairns is marking her twelfth season as Director of the Chorale ensemble. Active as a guest conductor and clinician, Mrs. Cairns appears with the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Acappellooza Festival; has guest conducted the Kirkwood Children’s Chorale, the Fort Zumwalt Middle School Choral Festival, and the Metro 8 Elementary Honors Choir, and directs the Children’s Choir at Central Presbyterian Church. In 2019, Mrs. Cairns gave multiple presentations at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association State Conference. She currently works as a middle school vocal music teacher in the Parkway School District and has served as Lecturer of Ear Training and Aural Skills at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 2011. Mrs. Cairns holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Her Bachelor of Science degree in K-12 Music Education is from Pennsylvania State University. In 2017, she was awarded an Artist-Teacher Diploma from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education.

Whitney

Cairns

Chorale 2A

Whitney Cairns is marking her twelfth season as Director of the Chorale ensemble. Active as a guest conductor and clinician, Mrs. Cairns appears with the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Acappellooza Festival; has guest conducted the Kirkwood Children’s Chorale, the Fort Zumwalt Middle School Choral Festival, and the Metro 8 Elementary Honors Choir, and directs the Children’s Choir at Central Presbyterian Church. In 2019, Mrs. Cairns gave multiple presentations at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association State Conference. She currently works as a middle school vocal music teacher in the Parkway School District and has served as Lecturer of Ear Training and Aural Skills at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 2011. Mrs. Cairns holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Her Bachelor of Science degree in K-12 Music Education is from Pennsylvania State University. In 2017, she was awarded an Artist-Teacher Diploma from the CME Institute for Choral Teacher Education.

Dr. John

Dr. John

McDonald

Cantus
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Dr. John

McDonald

Cantus

Dr. John McDonald is the Director of Vocal Studies and Director of Choir at Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, and a Master of Music degree in conducting from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Middle Tennessee State University. John maintains a career as a professional ensemble singer with the Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton and the Missouri Choral Artists. Dr. McDonald has been selected as one of six conductors to represent the United States in the 2023 American Choral Directors Association International Conductors Exchange Program with Germany. He joined the SLCC artistic staff in 2019!

Dr. John

McDonald

Cantus

Dr. John McDonald is the Director of Vocal Studies and Director of Choir at Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, and a Master of Music degree in conducting from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Middle Tennessee State University. John maintains a career as a professional ensemble singer with the Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton and the Missouri Choral Artists. Dr. McDonald has been selected as one of six conductors to represent the United States in the 2023 American Choral Directors Association International Conductors Exchange Program with Germany. He joined the SLCC artistic staff in 2019!

Dr. Alyson

Dr. Alyson

Moore

Concert Choir
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Dr. Alyson

Moore

Concert Choir

Dr. Alyson Moore is a scholar, choral educator, and a lyric soprano. Earning her doctorate in vocal performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2010, Alyson was awarded the Dean’s Graduate Scholar Award for excellence in scholarship for her dissertation “Mad Women in Opera: An Investigation of Madness and Selected Mad Scenes for Soprano.”

In 2009, Alyson taught master classes and performed the Brahms’ Requiem with the Ho Chi Minh Symphony Orchestra in Vietnam. In 2010, she traveled to Buenos Aires to research and perform the music of Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino. While serving as the Director of Arts at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland, her choirs performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The U.S. State Department, and The Blair House. Alyson’s choirs performed at the International Kodály Symposium in Budapest and Kecskemét, Hungary in 2013.

In addition to her work as a regional choral clinician and adjudicator, Alyson is the founder of the American Kodály Children’s Chorus in Baltimore, where she served as Artistic Director for seven years. Alyson is both a musical theater performer and director and is the director of choirs at University High School in Fresno. She is on the voice faculty at Fresno Pacific University and serves as Artistic Director for the Fresno Choral Artists.

Dr. Alyson

Moore

Concert Choir

Dr. Alyson Moore is a scholar, choral educator, and a lyric soprano. Earning her doctorate in vocal performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2010, Alyson was awarded the Dean’s Graduate Scholar Award for excellence in scholarship for her dissertation “Mad Women in Opera: An Investigation of Madness and Selected Mad Scenes for Soprano.”

In 2009, Alyson taught master classes and performed the Brahms’ Requiem with the Ho Chi Minh Symphony Orchestra in Vietnam. In 2010, she traveled to Buenos Aires to research and perform the music of Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino. While serving as the Director of Arts at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland, her choirs performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The U.S. State Department, and The Blair House. Alyson’s choirs performed at the International Kodály Symposium in Budapest and Kecskemét, Hungary in 2013.

In addition to her work as a regional choral clinician and adjudicator, Alyson is the founder of the American Kodály Children’s Chorus in Baltimore, where she served as Artistic Director for seven years. Alyson is both a musical theater performer and director and is the director of choirs at University High School in Fresno. She is on the voice faculty at Fresno Pacific University and serves as Artistic Director for the Fresno Choral Artists.

Donna

Donna

Solverud

Choristers
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Donna

Solverud

Choristers

Mrs. Solverud served as a vocal music and choral director for middle school and high school in Colorado and Wyoming for 16 years. She is now the Director of Choral Activities at Francis Howell Central High School. Mrs. Solverud has been a clinician and adjudicator for state solo and ensemble festivals and served in state leadership roles for the Wyoming Music Educators Association. She holds her Master of Music Education degree with an emphasis in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Colorado State University. Mrs. Solverud has been conducting church choirs and handbell ensembles for 17 years and has played flute with various civic ensembles in Colorado and Wyoming. It is a joy to welcome Mrs. Solverud for her first season as the Director of Choristers.

Donna

Solverud

Choristers

Mrs. Solverud served as a vocal music and choral director for middle school and high school in Colorado and Wyoming for 16 years. She is now the Director of Choral Activities at Francis Howell Central High School. Mrs. Solverud has been a clinician and adjudicator for state solo and ensemble festivals and served in state leadership roles for the Wyoming Music Educators Association. She holds her Master of Music Education degree with an emphasis in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Colorado State University. Mrs. Solverud has been conducting church choirs and handbell ensembles for 17 years and has played flute with various civic ensembles in Colorado and Wyoming. It is a joy to welcome Mrs. Solverud for her first season as the Director of Choristers.

Ensemble Assistants

Anna

Edwards

Chorale
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Anna

Edwards

Chorale

Anna is a student at Webster University studying vocal performance. She loves to work with kids of all ages and has worked with a variety of children’s ensembles over the past three years. In her free time, Anna enjoys singing, sculpting, and getting ice cream with her friends.

Anna

Edwards

Chorale

Anna is a student at Webster University studying vocal performance. She loves to work with kids of all ages and has worked with a variety of children’s ensembles over the past three years. In her free time, Anna enjoys singing, sculpting, and getting ice cream with her friends.

Michael

Herron

Cantus
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Michael

Herron

Cantus

Mr. Herron is in his eighteenth year as Choir Director at Gateway Middle School where he teaches choir, coding and video production and sponsors esports. Mr. Herron earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Music Education at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He was honored in “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” in 2005 & 2006.  He serves as President & Treasurer for the non-profit organization Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education.  He is a docent for Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He has served as ensemble assistant, music reading instructor, and accompanist with The St. Louis Children’s Choirs.

Michael

Herron

Cantus

Mr. Herron is in his eighteenth year as Choir Director at Gateway Middle School where he teaches choir, coding and video production and sponsors esports. Mr. Herron earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Music Education at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He was honored in “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” in 2005 & 2006.  He serves as President & Treasurer for the non-profit organization Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education.  He is a docent for Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He has served as ensemble assistant, music reading instructor, and accompanist with The St. Louis Children’s Choirs.

Sarah

Koo

Choristers 3B
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Sarah

Koo

Choristers 3B

Sarah is an SLCC alumna and native St. Louisan who is grateful to give back to this young artist community. As an ongoing, proactive musician and singer, Sarah believes music and performing arts truly shape individuals for the better. After an undergraduate career at University of Florida in which she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, she missed the Midwest's four seasons and the wonderful, warm community St. Louis, Missouri, can bring. She is currently pursuing her Master's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Fontbonne University. Sarah is a conversation enthusiast for movies, food, travels, good vibes, and of course, music. Many thanks to her loving family and dog, the ubiquitous presence of coffee, and the supportive circle of friends, coworkers, and peers who keep her going.

Sarah

Koo

Choristers 3B

Sarah is an SLCC alumna and native St. Louisan who is grateful to give back to this young artist community. As an ongoing, proactive musician and singer, Sarah believes music and performing arts truly shape individuals for the better. After an undergraduate career at University of Florida in which she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, she missed the Midwest's four seasons and the wonderful, warm community St. Louis, Missouri, can bring. She is currently pursuing her Master's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Fontbonne University. Sarah is a conversation enthusiast for movies, food, travels, good vibes, and of course, music. Many thanks to her loving family and dog, the ubiquitous presence of coffee, and the supportive circle of friends, coworkers, and peers who keep her going.

Josie

Kopff

Children's Choir 1B
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Josie

Kopff

Children's Choir 1B

Josie Kopff is currently a junior at Washington University in St. Louis pursuing a Music major and Math minor. She plans to pursue a masters degree in Music Education and eventually become a choir teacher. Josie was a member of the St Louis Children's Choirs for 12 years, so she is so glad to continue working with the organization in a different role.

Josie

Kopff

Children's Choir 1B

Josie Kopff is currently a junior at Washington University in St. Louis pursuing a Music major and Math minor. She plans to pursue a masters degree in Music Education and eventually become a choir teacher. Josie was a member of the St Louis Children's Choirs for 12 years, so she is so glad to continue working with the organization in a different role.

Allison

Schweitzer

Music Makers
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Allison

Schweitzer

Music Makers

Allison is the ensemble assistant for Music Makers this year! She is currently a senior at the University of Missouri- St. Louis getting her bachelors degree in vocal music education. She is involved with University Singers, which is the choir at her school and also has been apart of Opera. She has loved to sing and make music ever since she was younger and is loving that she gets to pursue it as a career and make music everyday.

Allison

Schweitzer

Music Makers

Allison is the ensemble assistant for Music Makers this year! She is currently a senior at the University of Missouri- St. Louis getting her bachelors degree in vocal music education. She is involved with University Singers, which is the choir at her school and also has been apart of Opera. She has loved to sing and make music ever since she was younger and is loving that she gets to pursue it as a career and make music everyday.

Emma

Wells

Choristers 3A
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Emma

Wells

Choristers 3A

Emma Wells is a 2023 graduate of the Children's Choirs. She was a member of the Choristers ensemble from 2019 - 2022 and a Concert Choir member in 2023. She is now the Ensemble Assistant for Choristers 3A. She currently attends Washington University and plans on majoring in psychology with a minor in music. She is thrilled to continue both being a member of the SLCC community and their mission to bring music into both children’s and audience’s lives.

Emma

Wells

Choristers 3A

Emma Wells is a 2023 graduate of the Children's Choirs. She was a member of the Choristers ensemble from 2019 - 2022 and a Concert Choir member in 2023. She is now the Ensemble Assistant for Choristers 3A. She currently attends Washington University and plans on majoring in psychology with a minor in music. She is thrilled to continue both being a member of the SLCC community and their mission to bring music into both children’s and audience’s lives.

Alexander

Wurl

Children's Choir 1A
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Alexander

Wurl

Children's Choir 1A

Alexander Wurl is a vocal music education major studying at the University of Missouri - St. Louis currently as a junior. He joined the Children's Choirs in September in the hopes of gaining real-world experiences in teaching music to children. He is currently working with Children's Choir 1A and in the SLCC office part-time. Alex plans to stay with the Children's Choirs for the next season while he completes his Bachelor's.

Alexander

Wurl

Children's Choir 1A

Alexander Wurl is a vocal music education major studying at the University of Missouri - St. Louis currently as a junior. He joined the Children's Choirs in September in the hopes of gaining real-world experiences in teaching music to children. He is currently working with Children's Choir 1A and in the SLCC office part-time. Alex plans to stay with the Children's Choirs for the next season while he completes his Bachelor's.

Accompanists

Billie

Derham

Music Makers, Choristers 3A, Concert Choir
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Billie

Derham

Music Makers, Choristers 3A, Concert Choir

Ms. Derham joined the artistic staff of the Choirs in 2000 and has performed with Concert Choir all over the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the White House. She toured with Concert Choir to Ireland in 2023. Ms. Derham served as a staff accompanist for the UMSL Music Department, St. Louis Conservatory of Music, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. She has played for the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, the Bach Society, in various concert series, for professional soloists, and serves as the organist for Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Charles. Ms. Derham graduated magna cum laude from Lindenwood University and studied under Ruth Slenczynska at Southern Illinois University where she graduated with highest honors with a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance.

Billie

Derham

Music Makers, Choristers 3A, Concert Choir

Ms. Derham joined the artistic staff of the Choirs in 2000 and has performed with Concert Choir all over the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the White House. She toured with Concert Choir to Ireland in 2023. Ms. Derham served as a staff accompanist for the UMSL Music Department, St. Louis Conservatory of Music, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. She has played for the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, the Bach Society, in various concert series, for professional soloists, and serves as the organist for Our Savior Lutheran Church in St. Charles. Ms. Derham graduated magna cum laude from Lindenwood University and studied under Ruth Slenczynska at Southern Illinois University where she graduated with highest honors with a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance.

Sarah Gallaher

McGuirk

Choristers 3B
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Sarah Gallaher

McGuirk

Choristers 3B

Sarah Gallaher is a graduate of the University of Minnesota– Twin Cities where she completed a Masters of Music degree in Collaborative Piano and Coaching. A St. Louis native and Cor Jesu Academy graduate, she joined the St. Louis Children’s Choirs artistic staff in 2016. Ms. Gallaher is on faculty at St. Charles Community College and the Community Music School at Webster University, teaching class piano proficiency and private lessons. In addition, she leads youth music ministry at Our Lady of Providence Church and works as a freelance pianist in the St. Louis metro area.

Sarah Gallaher

McGuirk

Choristers 3B

Sarah Gallaher is a graduate of the University of Minnesota– Twin Cities where she completed a Masters of Music degree in Collaborative Piano and Coaching. A St. Louis native and Cor Jesu Academy graduate, she joined the St. Louis Children’s Choirs artistic staff in 2016. Ms. Gallaher is on faculty at St. Charles Community College and the Community Music School at Webster University, teaching class piano proficiency and private lessons. In addition, she leads youth music ministry at Our Lady of Providence Church and works as a freelance pianist in the St. Louis metro area.

Linda

Radick

Chorale and Cantus
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Linda

Radick

Chorale and Cantus

Linda Radick graduated from SIUE with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She studied piano with Ruth Slenczynska and Clayton Henderson. Mrs. Radick does someaccompanying for the Parkway School District and accompanies singers and instrumentalists at Solo and Ensemble Festivals. She has served as the music minister at several large St. Louis churches, and currently serves at St. Lucas UCC as a part-time pianist. Mrs. Radick has served as the musical director/pianist for many high school and community theater productions, including Webster Groves High School, Marble Stage Theater, Insight Theater, and Kirkwood Theater Guild. She volunteers as a pianist at the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital.

Linda

Radick

Chorale and Cantus

Linda Radick graduated from SIUE with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She studied piano with Ruth Slenczynska and Clayton Henderson. Mrs. Radick does someaccompanying for the Parkway School District and accompanies singers and instrumentalists at Solo and Ensemble Festivals. She has served as the music minister at several large St. Louis churches, and currently serves at St. Lucas UCC as a part-time pianist. Mrs. Radick has served as the musical director/pianist for many high school and community theater productions, including Webster Groves High School, Marble Stage Theater, Insight Theater, and Kirkwood Theater Guild. She volunteers as a pianist at the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Jin Ah

Yoo Knapp

Children's Choir
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Dr. Jin Ah

Yoo Knapp

Children's Choir

Dr. Jin Ah Yoo Knapp grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where she studied at the prestigious Seoul Arts High School, then completed studies in Sacred Music and Organ Performance at Yonsei University. She received the doctorate in organ from the University of Iowa, studying under Delbert Disselhorst. Dr. Knapp served as professor of Organ, Organ Literature, and the History of Sacred Music at Keimyung University and later at Yonsei University, Seoul. As a competitor, she has won honors at the Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition, the John D. Rodland Church Music Competition, and the St. Moritz (Switzerland) International Organ Competition. She has performed widely in America and South Korea, and performs regularly in Germany. She currently serves as Director of Music at Timothy Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Jin Ah

Yoo Knapp

Children's Choir

Dr. Jin Ah Yoo Knapp grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where she studied at the prestigious Seoul Arts High School, then completed studies in Sacred Music and Organ Performance at Yonsei University. She received the doctorate in organ from the University of Iowa, studying under Delbert Disselhorst. Dr. Knapp served as professor of Organ, Organ Literature, and the History of Sacred Music at Keimyung University and later at Yonsei University, Seoul. As a competitor, she has won honors at the Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition, the John D. Rodland Church Music Competition, and the St. Moritz (Switzerland) International Organ Competition. She has performed widely in America and South Korea, and performs regularly in Germany. She currently serves as Director of Music at Timothy Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO.

Administrative Staff

Executives

Dr. Alyson

Dr. Alyson

Moore

Artistic Director
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Dr. Alyson

Moore

Artistic Director

Dr. Alyson Moore is a scholar, choral educator, and a lyric soprano. Earning her doctorate in vocal performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2010, Alyson was awarded the Dean’s Graduate Scholar Award for excellence in scholarship for her dissertation “Mad Women in Opera: An Investigation of Madness and Selected Mad Scenes for Soprano.”

In 2009, Alyson taught master classes and performed the Brahms’ Requiem with the Ho Chi Minh Symphony Orchestra in Vietnam. In 2010, she traveled to Buenos Aires to research and perform the music of Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino. While serving as the Director of Arts at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland, her choirs performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The U.S. State Department, and The Blair House. Alyson’s choirs performed at the International Kodály Symposium in Budapest and Kecskemét, Hungary in 2013.

In addition to her work as a regional choral clinician and adjudicator, Alyson is the founder of the American Kodály Children’s Chorus in Baltimore, where she served as Artistic Director for seven years. Alyson is both a musical theater performer and director and is the director of choirs at University High School in Fresno. Previously, she served on the voice faculty at Fresno Pacific University and as Artistic Director for the Fresno Choral Artists.

Dr. Alyson

Moore

Artistic Director

Dr. Alyson Moore is a scholar, choral educator, and a lyric soprano. Earning her doctorate in vocal performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2010, Alyson was awarded the Dean’s Graduate Scholar Award for excellence in scholarship for her dissertation “Mad Women in Opera: An Investigation of Madness and Selected Mad Scenes for Soprano.”

In 2009, Alyson taught master classes and performed the Brahms’ Requiem with the Ho Chi Minh Symphony Orchestra in Vietnam. In 2010, she traveled to Buenos Aires to research and perform the music of Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino. While serving as the Director of Arts at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland, her choirs performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The U.S. State Department, and The Blair House. Alyson’s choirs performed at the International Kodály Symposium in Budapest and Kecskemét, Hungary in 2013.

In addition to her work as a regional choral clinician and adjudicator, Alyson is the founder of the American Kodály Children’s Chorus in Baltimore, where she served as Artistic Director for seven years. Alyson is both a musical theater performer and director and is the director of choirs at University High School in Fresno. Previously, she served on the voice faculty at Fresno Pacific University and as Artistic Director for the Fresno Choral Artists.

Ben

Ben

Nordstrom

Executive Director
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Ben

Nordstrom

Executive Director

Ben Nordstrom is an arts advocate, creative fundraiser, award-winning theatre artist, and a lover of St. Louis. Ben joined the Choirs in April 2021 as Development Director and is honored to serve SLCC’s singers, families, staff, donors, and board members as their new Executive Director.

Since 2019, Ben has raised over $2MM for non-profit organizations in the arts and social services sectors. During the 2021-2022 season, Ben’s first full season with SLCC, the Choirs reached their highest total ever raised from individual donors. Last season, this total was surpassed once again with the success of the 45th Anniversary Gala “Magical Moments.”

Prior to his transition to arts administration, Ben enjoyed a 20-year career as a professional actor and singer in St. Louis and New York City, appearing in plays and musicals Off-Broadway and at regional theatres across the country. His many St. Louis appearances include shows at the Muny, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Stages St. Louis, and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. He is a recipient of a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award and two Kevin Kline Awards for Best Actor in a Musical and was named Most Versatile Actor in St. Louis by the Post-Dispatch.

Ben was a member of the Leadership St. Louis cohort in 2021-2022. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Actors Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the Sargent Conservatory at Webster University.

Ben

Nordstrom

Executive Director

Ben Nordstrom is an arts advocate, creative fundraiser, award-winning theatre artist, and a lover of St. Louis. Ben joined the Choirs in April 2021 as Development Director and is honored to serve SLCC’s singers, families, staff, donors, and board members as their new Executive Director.

Since 2019, Ben has raised over $2MM for non-profit organizations in the arts and social services sectors. During the 2021-2022 season, Ben’s first full season with SLCC, the Choirs reached their highest total ever raised from individual donors. Last season, this total was surpassed once again with the success of the 45th Anniversary Gala “Magical Moments.”

Prior to his transition to arts administration, Ben enjoyed a 20-year career as a professional actor and singer in St. Louis and New York City, appearing in plays and musicals Off-Broadway and at regional theatres across the country. His many St. Louis appearances include shows at the Muny, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Stages St. Louis, and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. He is a recipient of a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award and two Kevin Kline Awards for Best Actor in a Musical and was named Most Versatile Actor in St. Louis by the Post-Dispatch.

Ben was a member of the Leadership St. Louis cohort in 2021-2022. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Actors Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the Sargent Conservatory at Webster University.

Mike

Mike

De Pope

Marketing & Communications Director
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Mike

De Pope

Marketing & Communications Director

Mike De Pope is a New Jersey native with over 25 years of experience working in the theatre and entertainment industries in New York City and St. Louis, including as the Marketing Director for Metro Theater Company, and Marketing Manager for both The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Stages St. Louis. Mike has also held positions at Music Theatre International, Paper Mill Playhouse,  Roundabout Theatre Company, and the Saint Louis Zoo. While at the Zoo Mike was responsible for creating many of the animal videos that went viral on social media and were spotlighted on national news programs such as Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning and The Today Show.  

Mike is also an actor and voice-over artist appearing in numerous commercials for Buffalo Wild Wings, Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr, Dobb’s Tire & Auto and SeaWorld San Diego. He has been seen on local stages in the plays Radium Girls, Absent Friends, The Mousetrap, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, among others. Mike is currently pursuing his MFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Idaho with an emphasis in directing and performing and has a BA in Communication from Monmouth University.

Mike

De Pope

Marketing & Communications Director

Mike De Pope is a New Jersey native with over 25 years of experience working in the theatre and entertainment industries in New York City and St. Louis, including as the Marketing Director for Metro Theater Company, and Marketing Manager for both The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Stages St. Louis. Mike has also held positions at Music Theatre International, Paper Mill Playhouse,  Roundabout Theatre Company, and the Saint Louis Zoo. While at the Zoo Mike was responsible for creating many of the animal videos that went viral on social media and were spotlighted on national news programs such as Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning and The Today Show.  

Mike is also an actor and voice-over artist appearing in numerous commercials for Buffalo Wild Wings, Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr, Dobb’s Tire & Auto and SeaWorld San Diego. He has been seen on local stages in the plays Radium Girls, Absent Friends, The Mousetrap, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, among others. Mike is currently pursuing his MFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Idaho with an emphasis in directing and performing and has a BA in Communication from Monmouth University.

Olivia

Olivia

Leek

Choir Manager
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Olivia

Leek

Choir Manager

Olivia Leek serves as  Choir Manager for SLCC, and is very familiar with the little white house on Ballas. She participated as a student of the Choirs for 7 years, and after graduating in 2016, proceeded to serve as an ensemble assistant for 5 years. Before stepping into her current role here, she worked at Missouri Baptist University for 2 years as Fine Arts Events Manager, Administrative Assistant for the Honors Program, and Accompanist.

She is an avid lover of the arts, beginning her participation in music and theatre at the age of 5. Since then, she has been involved in numerous choir concerts; piano recitals and competitions; vocal recitals; and musicals and plays. She also received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Missouri Baptist University, in the spring of 2020.


Olivia

Leek

Choir Manager

Olivia Leek serves as  Choir Manager for SLCC, and is very familiar with the little white house on Ballas. She participated as a student of the Choirs for 7 years, and after graduating in 2016, proceeded to serve as an ensemble assistant for 5 years. Before stepping into her current role here, she worked at Missouri Baptist University for 2 years as Fine Arts Events Manager, Administrative Assistant for the Honors Program, and Accompanist.

She is an avid lover of the arts, beginning her participation in music and theatre at the age of 5. Since then, she has been involved in numerous choir concerts; piano recitals and competitions; vocal recitals; and musicals and plays. She also received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Missouri Baptist University, in the spring of 2020.


Hallie

Hallie

Jones

Office Manager
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Hallie

Jones

Office Manager

Hallie

Jones

Office Manager
Hannah

Hannah

Von Hoffer

Music Librarian
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Hannah

Von Hoffer

Music Librarian

Hannah has been an ensemble assistant for many years, and is currently helping with Concert Choir. She is also in her second year as our wonderful Music Librarian. She is a 2020 graduate of the choirs and sang for Concert Choir for two years. She is currently a 4th year Music Therapy student attending Maryville University where singing is her primary instrument. She also studies piano, violin and guitar. After graduation in 2024 Hannah intends to pursue work in hospice care. Next to music, her other passion is animals. Her home is filled with furry family members, and she hopes to one day adopt old and disabled animals who struggle to find a forever home. Her favorite past time is watching movies and shows with her family and friends. As her grandmother said all her life..."Walk in Sunshine."

Hannah

Von Hoffer

Music Librarian

Hannah has been an ensemble assistant for many years, and is currently helping with Concert Choir. She is also in her second year as our wonderful Music Librarian. She is a 2020 graduate of the choirs and sang for Concert Choir for two years. She is currently a 4th year Music Therapy student attending Maryville University where singing is her primary instrument. She also studies piano, violin and guitar. After graduation in 2024 Hannah intends to pursue work in hospice care. Next to music, her other passion is animals. Her home is filled with furry family members, and she hopes to one day adopt old and disabled animals who struggle to find a forever home. Her favorite past time is watching movies and shows with her family and friends. As her grandmother said all her life..."Walk in Sunshine."

Managers

Coordinators

Olivia

Leek

Choir Manager
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Olivia

Leek

Choir Manager

Olivia Leek serves as  Choir Manager for SLCC, and is very familiar with the little white house on Ballas. She participated as a student of the Choirs for 7 years, and after graduating in 2016, proceeded to serve as an ensemble assistant for 5 years. Before stepping into her current role here, she worked at Missouri Baptist University for 2 years as Fine Arts Events Manager, Administrative Assistant for the Honors Program, and Accompanist.

She is an avid lover of the arts, beginning her participation in music and theatre at the age of 5. Since then, she has been involved in numerous choir concerts; piano recitals and competitions; vocal recitals; and musicals and plays. She also received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Missouri Baptist University, in the spring of 2020.


Olivia

Leek

Choir Manager

Olivia Leek serves as  Choir Manager for SLCC, and is very familiar with the little white house on Ballas. She participated as a student of the Choirs for 7 years, and after graduating in 2016, proceeded to serve as an ensemble assistant for 5 years. Before stepping into her current role here, she worked at Missouri Baptist University for 2 years as Fine Arts Events Manager, Administrative Assistant for the Honors Program, and Accompanist.

She is an avid lover of the arts, beginning her participation in music and theatre at the age of 5. Since then, she has been involved in numerous choir concerts; piano recitals and competitions; vocal recitals; and musicals and plays. She also received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Missouri Baptist University, in the spring of 2020.


Hannah

Von Hoffer

Music Librarian
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Hannah

Von Hoffer

Music Librarian

Hannah has been an ensemble assistant for many years, and is currently helping with Concert Choir. She is also in her second year as our wonderful Music Librarian. She is a 2020 graduate of the choirs and sang for Concert Choir for two years. She is currently a 4th year Music Therapy student attending Maryville University where singing is her primary instrument. She also studies piano, violin and guitar. After graduation in 2024 Hannah intends to pursue work in hospice care. Next to music, her other passion is animals. Her home is filled with furry family members, and she hopes to one day adopt old and disabled animals who struggle to find a forever home. Her favorite past time is watching movies and shows with her family and friends. As her grandmother said all her life..."Walk in Sunshine."

Hannah

Von Hoffer

Music Librarian

Hannah has been an ensemble assistant for many years, and is currently helping with Concert Choir. She is also in her second year as our wonderful Music Librarian. She is a 2020 graduate of the choirs and sang for Concert Choir for two years. She is currently a 4th year Music Therapy student attending Maryville University where singing is her primary instrument. She also studies piano, violin and guitar. After graduation in 2024 Hannah intends to pursue work in hospice care. Next to music, her other passion is animals. Her home is filled with furry family members, and she hopes to one day adopt old and disabled animals who struggle to find a forever home. Her favorite past time is watching movies and shows with her family and friends. As her grandmother said all her life..."Walk in Sunshine."

Board of Directors

Together with our amazing staff, volunteers, and young singers, we have experienced great growth and increased community outreach while maintaining historically high standards of excellence in music education and performance.
We look forward to more fantastic singing ahead!
Chris Koo
Edward Jones
President
Dr. Alyson Moore
Artistic Director
Ben Nordstrom
Executive Director
Charles T. Gooden
Retired - Harris Stowe University
Vice President
Jennifer Allen
St. Louis Art Place Initiative
Mandy Anderson
Community Volunteer
Aisha Hasan
Navigating Gifted
Qaiser Jawaid
BJC Medical Group
Vija Turina
Community Volunteer
Donna Zoeller
Smith Moore & Co.
Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Emma Baylis
Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Kathy Lawton Brown
Classic 107.3 FM
Elisha Donaldson
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Suzanne Galvin
Thompson Coburn
Megan Kiley
Community Volunteer
Amy Kramer
Alumna - The St. Louis Children's Choirs
Alumni Committee Chair
Libby McCandless
Community Volunteer
Marketing & Community Engagement Chair
Robyn Pikey
Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc
Dave Shuey
Retired - Siemens PLM Software
Maryann Vognild
Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Lynn Phillips
Reinsurance Group of America
Jeff Schwaneke
Frazier Healthcare
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