STAFF...

                     GREGORY DOUMA, Artistic Director/Director of Bel Canto North,
                     has directed choirs at the middle school, high school, college
                     and adult levels for 15 years.  He received his training at
                     Luther College (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Iowa
                     (Master of Arts).  Greg is active as an adjudicator, clinician
                     and soloist throughout the state.  Choirs under his direction have
                     performed at Minnesota Music Educators Association clinics (2006
and 2009), the Luther College Dorian Choral Invitational (2006), the ACDA of MN
Fall Conference (2010), the North-Central ACDA Conference (2010 and 2014) and
have collaborated with Chanticleer, the Minnesota Chorale and Vocalessence.  In
2005, he was recognized as Outstanding Young Choral Director of the Year by the
Minnesota chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.  For several
years, Greg has sung in the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus and was on the teaching
staff for the Festival's Youth Choral Academy under the direction of Dr. Anton
Armstrong.  Greg has served as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Male Choirs
for the North-Central Division of ACDA.  Greg directs vocal music at Eastview
High School in Apple Valley, where he directs five choirs, teaches voice lessons
and directs the annual musical extravaganza,
Bravo!.

                     
JAMYE CASPERSON, Director of Bel Canto South, has over 22
                     years experience directing elementary, middle school and high
                     school choirs.  She is currently the director of vocal music at
                     Lakeville North High School.  She has directed musicals at the
                     junior high level and high school level for 16 years.  Jamye received
her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Luther College and earned her
Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary’s University.  She
teaches private piano lessons and directs an upper elementary children’s choir at
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lakeville.  Jamye is an active accompanist for area
high school choirs and voice studios.  She is the Co-Coordinator of the State
Honor Choirs for ACDA of Minnesota, is the co-chair for the 7th and 8th grade
girls honor choir and has served as the ACDA-MN Repertoire and Standards chair
for Middle School choirs in the past.  She lives in Lakeville with her husband, Dave
and two children, Caitlin and Jake.

                     KARI DOUMA, Director of Prima Voce North, has directed choirs
                     with singers age 8 to 18.  In addition to over 14 years of teaching
                     in the public school system, Kari maintains a private voice studio
                     and serves as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women's Choirs
                     for ACDA of MN.  She is also a past Editor for the professional
publication,  Star of the North, a job for which she was recognized at the ACDA
National Convention in Miami (winner of Large State Newsletter of the Year).  
Kari received her Bachelor's  degree at Luther College with Weston Noble, Sandra
Peter and Timothy Peter and her master's degree from St. Mary's University.  Kari
directs vocal music at Eastview High School, where she leads five choirs, teaches
voice lessons and directs vocal music for the school's award-winning musical
theater program.

                    
LISA ROSSMAN, Director of Prima Voce South, Cherry View Choir,
                    and Oak Ridge Choir, has over 15 years experience directing         
                    elementary, middle school, and high school choirs.  Lisa received      
                    her Bachelor's degree of Music Education with a flute performance
                    emphasis at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in 1997 and her
Master's Degree in Music Education with a choral emphasis at the University of
Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 2001.  She taught high school vocal music for 9
years in suburban Chicago and her most recent full-time position was at the
American School of Bombay in Mumbai, India where she began a grades 6-12
performance-based choral curriculum.  Having recently returned to Minnesota
after having lived elsewhere for over twenty years, Lisa has always called
Minnesota home having many family roots here..

                    BECKY LITZAU, Director of Vivace South,  has enjoyed teaching
                    elementary music since 2004 after receiving her training at  
                    Bemidji State University in K-12 Vocal and Classroom Music.
                    While taking graduate music education Kodaly and Orff Levels at
                    the University of St. Thomas, Becky became involved with the Kodaly
Chapter of Minnesota, and has served as the Secretary and as a Member at
Large. Having presented at the MMEA Conference, Becky is a premiere leader for
interactive technology in the music classroom as the SMART Board Music
Education Consultant for Tierney Brothers, Inc.; providing professional
development for music educators across the mid-west, while also spearheading
the Interactive Whiteboard Summer Professional Development workshops at the
Perpich Center for Arts and Education. Becky currently teaches 3rd -5th grade
music at Groveland Elementary in Minnetonka.  She also values bringing music to
families through Musikgarten, a birth to age 9 music program, during the
summertime.

                   
APRIL RIOS, Director of Vivace North, has taught elementary
                   music in Minnesota since 2005.  She received her training at
                   Bemidji State University in Vocal and Classroom Music grades K-
                   12 and is currently completing her graduate degree at the
                   University of St. Thomas (Master of Arts in Music Education with a
dual concentration in the Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk methodologies).  April is
actively involved  in music education in MN and currently serves as Treasurer for
the Kodaly Chapter of MN and is a member of the Orff Chapter of MN, as well as
the Minnesota Music Educators Association.  April taught K-6 music for three
years at Homecroft Elementary in St. Paul before beginning her current position
at Eisenhower Elementary in Hopkins.

                   
KELLIE LeCLAIR, Accompanist, has over 35 years of experience
                   collaborating with various vocal groups, singers and
                   instrumentalists.  Kellie studied with Dr. Timothy A. Schmidt at
                   Waldorf College in Forest City, IA.  She earned a Bachelor of
                   Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of MN School
of Music, where she studied with Duncan McNab,  Bernard Weiser and Alexander
Brazinsky.  Kellie resides in Eagan with her husband Scott and sons, Josh & Logan.

                  
NICOLE MARSCHALL, Operations Manager/Accompanist, has
                  taught voice and piano privately and in the classroom at the
                  elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels. She was
                  recently awarded a fellowship to attend the NATS 2010 National
Summer Conference in Salt Lake City and has presented a workshop for MMTA.
Nicole has not only vocally directed and accompanied for over 25 musical
productions, but has also recently become Chorus Master for the University of
Minnesota Opera Theatre Program, under the direction of David Walsh, which
enables high school students to participate in their opera choruses.  Nicole has
spent many years on the stage as a performer and an accompanist, and is also
recognized in the Who’s Who of America’s Teachers.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Melissa Goodman, President
Karin Munksgaard, Past-President
Jennifer Newburg, Vice-President
Meg Krekeler, Secretary
John Holtze, Treasurer
Patti Polum, Director
Kathryn Selchow, Director
Joel Zylstra, Director
Allegro Choral Academy is a community-based organization that accepts members of all races, religions, ethnic or economic backgrounds.
P.O. Box 241325   |   Apple Valley MN 55124   |   Ph 952.846.8585