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    Jenna Kelly

    Executive Director

    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.

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    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.

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    Jennifer Robbins

    Associate Artistic Director, Concert Choir

    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.

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    Sarah Ludwig, DMA

    Associate Artistic Director, Choristers

    Dr. Ludwig is the Director of Choral Activities and Vocal Music Education at The College of St. Scholastica. She holds multiple degrees in both Vocal Music Education and Choral Conducting.

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    Richard Robbins, DMA

    Director, Camerata

    A passionate advocate for young singers, Dr. Robbins is director of choral activities at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he also teaches future educators about choral methods and conducting. His experience includes several years of teaching public school choir and conducting musical theater in Texas.

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    Emilie Bowman

    Financial Controller

    Ms. Bowman holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Healthcare Management and Scandinavian Studies from Concordia College, where she sang in The Concordia Choir.

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    Emily Valine

    Accompanist, Cantemus

    Ms. Valine is the Staff Accompanist and Music Department Administrative Assistant at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. 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.

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    Patrick Colvin

    Accompanist, Concert Choir

    Mr. Colvin is an active performer and educator in the Twin Ports, and has been a part of LSYC since 1997. Theater credits as music director include: Oklahoma!, She Loves Me, Assassins, Guys and Dolls, Next to Normal, Company, Hair, The Sound of Music, and The Fantasticks.

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    Grace Young


    Ms. Young is currently a Vocal Music Education and Psychology student at The College of Saint Scholastica. She is very excited to be back at LSYC for her second year and to be a new member of the Prelude teaching staff.

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    Rhonda Card


    Ms. Card is currently pursuing a degree in Vocal Music Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is so excited to be joining the LSYC staff for the 2020-2021 season.

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    Elise Hintzman


    Ms. Hintzman is a junior English Education major at the College of St. Scholastica where she also enjoys singing in the Bella Voce treble ensemble.

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    Rylee Newton


    While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Ms. Newton has consistently worked as an intern for the Lake Superior Youth Chorus. In addition to her internship responsibilities, she works as a summer camp instructor and an outreach program instructor for the organization.



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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Community Arts Education Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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