Staff

DEBORAH DESANTISDEBORAH DESANTIS, Artistic Directorhas 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.

Debbie 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; has served as co-chair of Chorus America’s Children/Youth Choir Constituency; and directs Tour Choir.

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.  She 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, Meg 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. She serves as co-chair on the Board of Directors of the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative, a non-profit organization supported by the SCFD. Meg holds a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Denver.

Artistic Staff:
Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director, x407
Mary Louise Burke, Associate Director, x405
Emily Crile, Associate Director, x406
Kevin Padworski, Associate Conductor, x404
Danielle Snyder, 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, 
Tad Koriath, Ally Olson, Janet Wright 

Music Assistants:
Janay Bird, 
Lara Erickson, Mark Hardcastle,
Michele Ienna, Stacey Landes

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

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 Directorhas 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.

Debbie 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; has served as co-chair of Chorus America’s Children/Youth Choir Constituency; and directs Tour Choir.

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.  She 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, Meg 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. She serves as co-chair on the Board of Directors of the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative, a non-profit organization supported by the SCFD. Meg holds a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Denver.

Artistic Staff:
Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director, x407
Mary Louise Burke, Associate Director, x405
Emily Crile, Associate Director, x406
Kevin Padworski, Associate Conductor, x404
Danielle Snyder, 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, 
Tad Koriath, Ally Olson, Janet Wright 

Music Assistants:
Janay Bird, 
Lara Erickson, Mark Hardcastle,
Michele Ienna, Stacey Landes

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

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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