Mrs. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and she is completing a Master’s in the Science of Teaching from the College of St. Scholastica.
Bret Amundson, DMA
Artistic Director, Cantemus
Dr. Bret Amundson is the Dean of the School of Arts and Letters at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where he also directs Bella Voce, a select treble ensemble. In addition to his work at CSS, Bret is the Artistic Director of the Lake Superior Youth Chorus and the Artistic Director of the Twin Ports Choral Project.
Associate Artistic Director, Camerata
Mrs. Robbins’ performance experience has fueled her lifelong passion for working with singers of all ages. Choirs under her direction received superior ratings at numerous contests and festivals, and her school music groups perform regularly for annual civic events.
Director, Concert Choir
Ms. Young holds degrees in Vocal Music Education and Psychology from The College of St. Scholastica. She is excited to direct the Concert Choir this season.
Mrs. Hjelle graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2015 with a Bachelors in Music Education. She has worked in the Duluth Public Schools as an elementary music specialist for the past 6 years.
Accompanist, Cantemus & Camerata
Ms. Valine is the Staff Accompanist and Fine Arts Department Administrative Assistant at The College of St. Scholastica. She also accompanies the Twin Ports Choral Project and the Lake Superior Youth Chorus, maintains a private piano studio in Duluth, and is active in Minnesota Music Teachers Association.
Outreach Program Coordinator
Ms. Newton joins the LSYC staff this season as the Outreach Program Coordinator, which includes the management of LSYC’s three outreach programs: Prelude, Honor Choir, and Summer Sing.
Ms. Card is currently pursuing a degree in Vocal Music Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is so excited to be back for her second year as an LSYC intern.
Ms. Hintzman is a senior English Education major at the College of St. Scholastica where she also enjoys singing in the Bella Voce treble ensemble.
Ms. Scharfenberg is a senior Vocal Music Education major at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Ms. Mikel is in her second year at the College of St. Scholastica where she is pursuing a degree in Vocal and Instrumental Music Education with a minor in German.
Ms. Olson is a sophomore Vocal Music Education major at the College of St. Scholastica where she sings with the advanced treble ensemble, Bella Voce.
Ms. Sypnieski is a first-year student at the College of St. Scholastica where she studies Vocal Music Education. This is her first year as an intern with Lake Superior Youth Chorus.