VocalEssence Staff

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
G. Phillip Shoultz, III, Associate Conductor and Education Program Director
Mary Jo Gothmann, Accompanist

Administrative Team (biographies and contact information)

Andrew Alness, Artistic Assistant
Mary Ann Aufderheide, Executive Director
Gavin Berg, Youth Choir Assistant Director and Accompanist
Jeff Bina, Director of Finance and Operations
Rhiannon Fiskradatz, Youth Choir Manager
Robert Graham, Education Manager
Laura Holst, Development and Marketing Associate
Amanda Timmer, Education Associate
Katrina Wallmeyer, Director of Development and Communications
Elissa Weller, Institutional Giving & Events Manager

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