Our staff is small, but mighty. A combination of well-known leaders in the choral industry, experts in non-profit management, and administrative dynamos, we ensure VocalEssence lives up to its reputation as one of the leading choral organizations in the nation. Take a minute to learn more about us.

 Artistic Staff (biographies)

Philip Brunelle, Artistic Director
Sigrid Johnson, Associate Conductor
Charles Kemper, Accompanist

Administrative Team (biographies and contact information)

Mary Ann Aufderheide, Executive Director
Robert Graham, Education Manager and Music Librarian
Sharon Hodge, Communications Specialist
Laura Holst, Development and Marketing Associate
Kimberly Meisten, Director of Community Engagement
Patricia Starks-Faggétt, Accounting Manager
Joel Swearingen, Operations Manager and Executive Assistant
Katrina Wallmeyer, Director of Development and Communications
Elissa Weller, Grants and Special Events Manager

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