Our Leadership

William Chin, Artistic Director

William Chin conducts the advanced ensembles of the chorus. He has led the chorus on tours to Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Carnegie Hall.  Mr. Chin is Assistant Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Founder/Artistic Director of The Oriana Singers, a six-voice ensemble that has presented concerts nationally and internationally since 1979. Mr. Chin also serves as the conductor of the Anshe Emet Synagogue Choir and is Director of Programs for Early Music Chicago, a musical advocacy and support group. He has been on the adjunct faculty for both DePaul and Roosevelt Universities, and is a recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Citation.

 

Karen Wilberg, Primo Coro and Canterini Conductor

Karen Wilberg, conductor for Primo Coro and Canterini ensembles. She currently serves as Music Director at Christ Lutheran Church in Clarendon Hills, directs choirs and accompanies Masses at St. Martha in Morton Grove, teaches music at St. Theresa in Palatine, and is active with several youth theater companies. She has been an active performer in Chicago and the Midwest including being a long-time member of the regular chorus of the Lyric Opera Chicago. Karen has also served as the Fine Arts Chair and music director at The Willows Academy, where she led her choirs on frequent national and international performance tours, was the Artistic Director and co-founder of Stage One Productions Children’s Theater and was on the faculty of Pius High School in Milwaukee. She was chorus master for Opera San Benedetto in Chicago and the Milhaud Society of Cleveland, and has directed the Metropolitan Arts Chorale in Oak Park, IL.

Linnea Erickson, Principal Accompanist

Linnea Erickson, accompanist for Canterini and Harmonia ensembles. She received her Music Education degree from North Park University in Chicago. She studied piano with Dr. Terree Shofner-Emrich and violin with Carol Lahti. She currently teaches music to pre-kindergarten through 6th grade children in Morton Grove in addition to private lessons. Ms. Erickson has accompanied many groups and soloists in the area, including singers from the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Staff

Karen Faust, Executive Director – karen@faustintel.com
Susan Van Dusartz, Office Administrator – pmyouthchorus@gmail.com

Board of Directors

Karen Faust, President
Beth Albrecht
Maria Bottorff
Susan Curtin
Katie Dean
Sarah Karela
May Ann Kennedy
Chris Neville
Anja Wachter

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