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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Bowman holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Healthcare Management and Scandinavian Studies from Concordia College, where she sang in The Concordia Choir. Subsequently, Ms. Bowman studied Accounting at Bemidji State University and is currently working on her Masters in Business Administration at St. Scholastica.
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.
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.
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.