Staff

DEBORAH DESANTISDEBORAH DESANTIS, Artistic Director and Tour Choir Director, has been instrumental in the growth and success of the Colorado Children’s Chorale since 1983. She regularly conducts performances throughout metropolitan Denver and has led numerous tours, nationally and internationally. Her passion for artistic excellence and music education has been a driving force in the development of the Chorale’s School Partnership program, which she established in 1994. In addition to designing and directing community performance residencies for the Chorale, she frequently serves as guest clinician and conductor for school and community children’s choral programs throughout the nation.

Mrs. DeSantis has conducted seminars and workshops for Chorus America, the American Choral Director’s Association, Colorado Music Educators Association, the Choristers’ Guild and the Suzuki Institute. She has served as co-chair of Chorus America’s Children/Youth Choir Constituency.


Smaller SteitzMEG STEITZ, Executive Director,
leads the business operations of the Chorale, managing all aspects of the administrative infrastructure including human resources, finance and accounting, fund development, and marketing and concert bookings. Steitz served on the Colorado Children’s Chorale Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2013, and held the position of Board President from 2010 to 2012. Most recently, Steitz was the Executive Director of the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Denver, as well as Director of Marketing and Community Relations for DU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

Artistic Staff:
Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director and Tour Choir Director, x407
Mary Louise Burke, Associate Director and Concert Choir Director, x405
Emily Crile, Associate Conductor and Director of Education Programs, x406
Kevin Padworski, Assistant Conductor and Technical Coordinator, x404
Danielle Snyder, Staff Pianist and Music Librarian
Duain Wolfe, Conductor Emeritus

Production Staff:
M. Stacey SmithProduction Manager, x403
Laura Landauer, Wardrobe Manager/Production Assistant, x415
Carol Proffitt, Tour Tutor


Pianists:
Fernanda Nieto, Ben Ehrlich, Allyson Koplen,
JoAnn Gudvangen-Brown, Ally Olson,
Janet Wright, Debra Yeager

Music Assistants:
Janay Bird, 
Emily Branam, 
Mark Hardcastle, Michelle Ienna,
Kate Grigsby, Rebecca Palcso

Community Choirs:
Maritza Lynch, Aplausos de Colorado Children's Chorale
Emily Crile and Jamie Wolf, El Sistema Colorado
Amy Friedhaber, NE Denver JAMS
Katy Lushman, Northside Music Project                  

Administrative Staff:
Meg Steitz, Executive Director, x408
Tina Hansen, Development Director, x410
Cheryl Shoemaker, Marketing Director, x412
Roberta Sladovnik, Development Director, x409
Katherine Pound, Accounts Receivable and Database Manager, x413
Rae Katz, Office Manager, x402

Colorado Children’s Chorale
2420 West 26th Avenue, Suite 350-D
Denver, CO 80211

Phone: 303.892.5600
Fax: 303.892.0828
E-mail: mail@childrenschorale.org

Staff

DEBORAH DESANTISDEBORAH DESANTIS, Artistic Director and Tour Choir Director, has been instrumental in the growth and success of the Colorado Children’s Chorale since 1983. She regularly conducts performances throughout metropolitan Denver and has led numerous tours, nationally and internationally. Her passion for artistic excellence and music education has been a driving force in the development of the Chorale’s School Partnership program, which she established in 1994. In addition to designing and directing community performance residencies for the Chorale, she frequently serves as guest clinician and conductor for school and community children’s choral programs throughout the nation.

Mrs. DeSantis has conducted seminars and workshops for Chorus America, the American Choral Director’s Association, Colorado Music Educators Association, the Choristers’ Guild and the Suzuki Institute. She has served as co-chair of Chorus America’s Children/Youth Choir Constituency.


Smaller SteitzMEG STEITZ, Executive Director,
leads the business operations of the Chorale, managing all aspects of the administrative infrastructure including human resources, finance and accounting, fund development, and marketing and concert bookings. Steitz served on the Colorado Children’s Chorale Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2013, and held the position of Board President from 2010 to 2012. Most recently, Steitz was the Executive Director of the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Denver, as well as Director of Marketing and Community Relations for DU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

Artistic Staff:
Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director and Tour Choir Director, x407
Mary Louise Burke, Associate Director and Concert Choir Director, x405
Emily Crile, Associate Conductor and Director of Education Programs, x406
Kevin Padworski, Assistant Conductor and Technical Coordinator, x404
Danielle Snyder, Staff Pianist and Music Librarian
Duain Wolfe, Conductor Emeritus

Production Staff:
M. Stacey SmithProduction Manager, x403
Laura Landauer, Wardrobe Manager/Production Assistant, x415
Carol Proffitt, Tour Tutor


Pianists:
Fernanda Nieto, Ben Ehrlich, Allyson Koplen,
JoAnn Gudvangen-Brown, Ally Olson,
Janet Wright, Debra Yeager

Music Assistants:
Janay Bird, 
Emily Branam, 
Mark Hardcastle, Michelle Ienna,
Kate Grigsby, Rebecca Palcso

Community Choirs:
Maritza Lynch, Aplausos de Colorado Children's Chorale
Emily Crile and Jamie Wolf, El Sistema Colorado
Amy Friedhaber, NE Denver JAMS
Katy Lushman, Northside Music Project                  

Administrative Staff:
Meg Steitz, Executive Director, x408
Tina Hansen, Development Director, x410
Cheryl Shoemaker, Marketing Director, x412
Roberta Sladovnik, Development Director, x409
Katherine Pound, Accounts Receivable and Database Manager, x413
Rae Katz, Office Manager, x402

Colorado Children’s Chorale
2420 West 26th Avenue, Suite 350-D
Denver, CO 80211

Phone: 303.892.5600
Fax: 303.892.0828
E-mail: mail@childrenschorale.org

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