We are excited to introduce our new Director of Music Ministries, Emilie Amrein! Please see below for her full bio.
Our Adult Choir – Chancel Choir- meets Thursdays at 7:00 p.m in the Choir Room.
Our volunteer mixed choir of 50 adults sings for Sunday morning worship services. The Chancel Choir presents concerts on special occasions. New members are always welcome. If you have a love for singing, a moderate music reading ability, and wish to engage in an important (and fun) ministry please join us.
For concert and event information, please click on Performing Arts & Music Concert Series
For more information about the choir, please contact our Choir Director Emilie Amrein at email@example.com.
Emilie Amrein, DMA, is Assistant Professor of Choral Studies at the University of San Diego where she serves as the conductor of the USD Choral Scholars and Concert Choir, and as Artistic Director of the USD Youth Choral Academy. Prior to this appointment, she taught for six years at Lake Forest College, just north of Chicago.
A champion of new music, Amrein has commissioned and premiered works for choral ensembles by acclaimed composers Emma Lou Diemer, Jocelyn Hagen, Rami Levin, J. David Moore, and John Osterhagen.
Dr. Amrein is active as professional choral conductor and ensemble musician. She is the founding artistic director of Peregrine Music, a San Diego based arts and education nonprofit organization committed to engaging communities in meaningful dialogue about the most pressing social issues facing the world with creative, youth-driven performance projects.
As a singer, Dr. Amrein has performed with many of the finest choral ensembles around the country, including the Bach Collegium San Diego, San Diego Pro Arte Voices, Bella Voce (Chicago), the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus Vocal Essence (Minneapolis), the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Tiffany Consort (NYC), Holy Trinity Bach Choir (NYC), and Conspirare (Austin).
As an author, Professor Amrein has contributed to Wisdom, Wit, and Will: Women Choral Conductors on Their Art and to Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir (Vol. 2-3). She has presented her scholarship for several distinguished professional organizations, including the American Choral Director’s Association, the National Youth Leadership Council, and the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies. Her research interests include community engagement through choral programming, interdisciplinary studies, service learning, and cultural criticism.