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Cora Voce Members

 Leo Blodgett

  • University of Washington, '75 BA; Gonzaga University 68-70.
    Current member Calvary Pres Church choir, baritone.
  • Musical Theatre: Heavier than Air Family Theatre, ManeStage Theatre, Broadway on the Side
 Sue Brabham

  • Northwest Christian College '74 (Eugene OR) BA Christian Education; NCU Choir and Ambassador Choir; Arkansas State University '80 (Jonesboro, AR) BB Accounting
  • Tacoma Master Chorale, musical theater productions and musical revues as a featured soloist, First Christian Church (Tacoma WA) choir, Queen Anne Christian Church  (Seattle), First Christian Church (Weiner AR)
 Bonni Jean Cazier

  • SUNY Fredonia '94, BS Music Therapy, Vocal Performance; Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble 
  • New York Swing Exchange, Ars Nova Singers (Boulder, CO), Church choir director, hand bell ringer, piano teacher

 Alisyn Christensen

  • Luther College '10 BA in Music (oboe performance) and Music Education; Central Washington University '15 MM in Orchestral Conducting (cognate in oboe performance)
  • Teacher and freelance musician/conductor in various Tacoma and Seattle organizations. Directs and directs youth theatre at Tacoma Little Theatre

 Karen Christensen

  • Concordia College (Moorhead MN) '80 BA Music; Concordia Choir, musical theater 
  • Master Chorale, Community theater (Lakewood Playhouse, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Gig Harbor, Ft Lewis)

 Pat Constantino

  • UPS '67 BA, '72 M.Ed; Adelphian Concert Choir, UPS Madrigal Singers, UPS Instrumental (Flute) 
  • Peninsula Community Chorus, Soundsations, Gig Harbor Peninsula, Civic Orchestra, vocal and flute soloist 

 Lindsay Delmarter

  • Whitworth College '05, BA in Vocal Performance; Whitworth Choir, Opera Workshop, musical theater, co-lead the weekly worship service
  • Seattle Performing Arts Fellowship; ManeStage Theatre; guest soloist; church choir director

 Linda Dugger

  • UW '77 BA in Psychology & Education; PLU '83 MA in Education Leadership
  • Church choir director/pianist/organist, accompanist, founder and director of the Anderson Island Chorale, member of the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Chamber & Concert Choirs, retired educator

 Jeremy Dupea

  • CWU '11 BA Music Education with a specialization in choral conducting
  • Currently teaches general music education and conducts a children's choir at Brownsville Elementary School in Kitsap County
  • Bremerton Symphony Chorale, Bremerton Community Theater, Central Stage Theater of County Kitsap (CSTOCK); Choir director, piano/organ for St. Anthony's Episcopal Church in Silverdale
 Dale Forrey

  • PLU '77 BA Music Education; University Chorale, Choir of the West, Musical theater,  Children's theater, Opera workshop; Lewis and Clark College '78 MM Ed.
  • Founder and director of the Tapestry Women's Choir, Co-Founder Occasional Theater Group, Washington/Idaho Symphony Chorale, Oregon Repertory Singers, Mid-Columbia Chorale, community theater and church choirs

 Lynn Forrey

  • PLU '77 BM Organ Performance; University Chorale
  • Church Musician, Handbell director, taught piano & organ, accompanist, Tapestry Women's Choir, Washington/Idaho Symphony Chorale, Occasional Theater Group & other community theater, Oregon Suzuki Institute

 Lisa Ganung

  • PLU '87 BFA; Choir of the West, Choral Union, Opera Workshop; UNM '93,
    MM Vocal Performance - University Chorus, Opera Studio, Percussion Ensemble
  • Various church choirs, Pacific Northwest Chamber Chorus, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Former PLU Voice Faculty 

 Tanya Gogo

  • PLU '96, BMA; University Chorale, Opera Workshop, Chapel Choir, University Concert Band, Flute Choir 
  • Sheet Music Specialist at Ted Brown Music, Tacoma; part-time private piano and flute teacher; flutist, Tacoma Community College Symphonic Band and Flute Choir 
 Ivan Gorne

  • PLU '70 BA Music Education; Choir of the West, musical theater, Ambassador Quartet, president of the choir and student manager of '70 European tour
  • Southern Oregon University Repertory Singers; Seattle Bach Choir

 Marsha Gorne

  • PLU '71 BA Education; Choir of the West, Madrigals, Mixed Quartet, Opera Workshop, musicals
  • Paid soloist at Little Church on the Prairie, Lakewood, WA; various choral groups in Everett, WA, Seattle Bach Choir

 Bev Hoback

  • PLU '75 BA Education; PLU; University Chorale, Choir of the West; Cornish College of the Arts '82 BM Composition, Cornish Chamber Choir
  • Folk Trio, "The Arrangement", semi-professional and professional musical theater productions in the Puget Sound and in Coeur d'Alene, ID, Kindred Gathering  (annual West Coast folk music festival), church choir; currently elementary music teacher

 Jim Howland

  • PLU '77 BA Philosophy/Religion; Choir of the West, University Chorale, Opera Workshop, Joyful Noise, Spiritborne, Opera Workshop, Concert Band, Stage Band
  • Composer; Glorianna,  New Sound Singers, Italy Choir Tour, Tacoma Symphony Chorus, Bremerton Symphony Chorale, Bremerton Symphony Opera, Kitsap Opera, Cabernet R&B Horn Band, BlueStreet Voices Vocal Jazz Choir (Seattle/Bellevue), church musician, worship team leader

 Pat Howland

  • PLU '79 BA Music Education; University Chorale, Choir of the West - alto section leader, Opera Workshop
  • Retired Operations Manager, Branch Manager, and Regional Vice President at J.W. Pepper of Tacoma
  • New Sound Singers, church choir director, pianist and vocalist at South Tacoma Baptist Church, Italy Choir Tour, Tacoma Symphony Chorale, Lyrica Ladies' Ensemble, pianist and vocalist at Crossroads Neighborhood Church, Bremerton, WA

 Diane Kinnunen

  • PLU '75 BA Education, Choir of the West, Swing Choir, Joyful Noise; PLU '82, BS Nursing
  • Taught elementary school and music; civic groups, director church choir, piano teacher

 Sharlene Klein

  • PLU '77 BA Music Ed, BM Vocal Performance 
  • Jr Hi Choir Director; Church Youth and Adult Choir Director; Choral Union 

 Erin Kling

  • Pierce Community College AA ‘97; chamber choir, concert choir and jazz choir. Central Washington University ‘2000 BA Education; concert choir. Leslie University MA education.
  • Tacoma Master Chorale, musical theater productions, First Christian Church (Tacoma WA)

 Bernie Kuehn

  • PLU '70 BA Music Education; PLU '75 MM Conducting; Choir of the West, conductor of Rainier House Male Chorus and Hong Women's Choir; church choir director. PLU student congregation, Parkland Methodist, First Covenant, and Christ Episcopal
  • Retired high school choir director (Hillsboro OR); Director of Ensembles at Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR); founding conductor of the Oregon Chorale

 Jon Lackey

  • PLU '76 BA Vocal Performance, Choir of the West, Opera Workshop, Joyful Noise, and Spiritborne
  • Career as a Concert Tenor: international critical acclaim, performing with symphony orchestras, oratorio societies, and solo recital stage. Recording Artist. Music Educator teaching at university level.
  • Organist/Choir Director at Peace Lutheran in West Seattle

 Vickie Lackman

  • PLU '79 Vocal Performance, Choir of the West, Opera Workshop, MSU '83 K-23 Music Ed
  • Previous public school music teacher and private piano and vocal coach
  • Performed with several choirs and guest soloists in multiple choir and symphony concerts.

 Wayne Lackman

  • PLU '78, BA in Music Education. - PLU '87 MA in Choral Conducting. Studied with Maurice Skones, Dick Sparks, and Rodney Eichenberger; Choir of the West and Opera Workshop.
  • HS Choir Director, Clinician, Adjudicator, Community and Church Choir Director, Musical Theater Director
  • First Music Educator to be inducted into WIAA Hall of Fame
  • Performed with Choral Union, Montana Chorale, ,Billings Symphony, Gloriana

 Arlyn Lawrence

  • University of Maryland '85
  • Writer/Editor, former piano teacher and accompanist, quartet, church choirs

 Shannan Lunde

  • GHHS Meistersingers and Vocal Motion '04-'06. UCC Choir '03-'07
  • Actor with Encore! Theater in various productions including Les Miserables, Brigadoon, Oliver! and others

 Karen Moats

  • TCC '77 AA; TCC Chorus and the Show Choir, attended Washington State University
  • Handbell ringer and certified handbell director, church choir director and singer

 Steve Moon

  • Augustana College (Rock Island IL) '87 BS Biology and Environmental Studies; Choir, Band, Jazz Band
  • City Cantabile Choir (Seattle), Tacoma Master Chorale, Tacoma Symphony Chorus, Bremerton Symphony Chorale

 Daisy Nau

  • Whitworth College '05 BA Vocal Performance; Whitworth Choir, Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop, paid performance internship with Spokane Metropolitan Opera '03-'05
  • Musical theatre:  Seattle Performing Arts Fellowship, ManeStage Theatre; guest soloist; teach private voice and beginning piano

 Chris Olsen  

  • PLU '88 BFA Communications/Public Relations,Minor in Music; Choir Of The West
  • Contracting Officer, US Dept of Defense, Bangor, WA

 Paul Olsen

  • PLU '67 BA Math; PLU '74 MM; Choir of the West, Madrigals, musicals, Ambassador Quartet
  • Fort Lewis Soldier's Chorus; singing waiter at Steve's Gay 90's Restaurant in Tacoma; Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, civic choirs; church choir director in Wyoming, Florida, Oregon, Washington; currently choir director at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (Seattle, WA)

 Danete O'Neal

  • WWU '86 BM Piano Performance/Accompanying; attended PLU Summer Music Camp '78-'80
  • Pianist/Organist/Bell Choir Director- First Presbyterian Church,  Bellingham, WA; freelance accompanist; currently Pianist/Organist, Normandy Park United Congregational Church, Staff Accompanist Boeing Employees Choir including 3 concert tours to Europe, Australia and New Zealand

 Frank Payn

  • PLU '75 BA Music Education; Choir of the West, theater, musicals, operetta, barber shop quartets, folk groups, and the infamous "Peter Pimple and the Zits"
  • Retired music educator: HS Choir, elementary & Jr. High; clinician and adjudicator; Montana ACDA Repertoire and Standards chair for Vocal Jazz, director of community choirs, church choirs and community & school musicals, co-founder and director of Choral Fusion (Havre, MT)

 Carol Peterson

  • St. Olaf College '72 BA Biology, Public Health; UCLA '80, retired microbiologist, math/science substitute teacher.
  • Manitou Singers, Women's Chorus, Community choirs: Tapestry, Washington-Idaho Concert Chorale, Anchorage Concert Chorus, church choirs.

 Glenn Peterson

  • St. Olaf College '71 BA in philosophy & history; folk song groups. Graduate Theological Union '74 MA in systematic and philosophical theology; Yale Divinity School '76 M.Div.
  • California Bach Society, Washington-Idaho Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir, and Alaska Chamber Singers, Church Choirs

 Arlene Phillip

  • Oberlin College Choir, University of Puget Sound Adelphians and Madrigal Singers, President of Sigma Alpha Iota; Masters in vocal performance San Jose State - performed in the Opera Theater
  • Performed Opera, Oratorio and Musical Theater in Germany, California and Washington including the Carmel Bach Festival, Lake Chelan Bach Fest, Seattle Opera Chorus and Seattle Symphony Chorale Currently teaching voice and piano.
 Doug Phillip

  • University of Montana - University Chorus and Opera Workshop. MD from University of Washington
  • Currently a retired physician and newly published author. Performed Opera, Oratorio and Musical Theater in Germany, California and Washington including the Carmel Bach Festival, Lake Chelan Bach Fest, Seattle Opera Chorus and Seattle Symphony Chorale

 Ruth Pitingoro

  • PLU '77 BA in Education; Lesley University '80 MA in Computer Education.
  • Sang in PLU University Chorale and Choral Union, Glorianna Chamber Singers, Tacoma Symphony Chorus and currently a choir member of Christ Episcopal Church of Puyallup.

 Cameron Pruitt

  • Berklee College of Music, Bachelor of Music 2000, Songwriting Major, Voice Principal
  • GHHS Choral alumni, Peninsula Community Choir, Music Pastor at Olympic View Baptist Church
 Bev Richardson

  • PLU '72 BA Education; PLU '79 MM Composition; University Chorale, Choir of the West
  • PLU Choral Union; writer of elementary musicals and arranger for the Orff Instrumentarium; direct Elementary Honor Choir, drum groups, and marimba band; teach private piano lessons; currently music specialist at Brookdale Elementary (Parkland, WA)

 Jon Rodin

  • PLU '86 BS Engineering Physics; University Chorale, Choir of the West, Mayfest Dancers
  • PLU Choral Union, Singer in church choirs, vocal ensembles, barbershop quartet, soloist for special events, handbell ringer

 Erwin Rosin

  • PLU '83 BS Biology; University Chorale.
  • Actor at Tacoma Little Theater, Mountain Players, Village Theatre; Founding member of the Messiah Players community theatre group at Messiah Lutheran Church

 Phedre Schifano

  • Washington State Solo & Ensemble winner '98-'00, Puget Sound NATS Studetn Adjuciation Competition '08 Classical Avocational First Place Winner
  • GHHS Choir Program (including Meistersingers) '96-'00, Everett Community College Choir '03-'04, Edmonds Community College Choir '07-'08, Bremerton Symphony Choral '18-present

 Walayn Sharples

  • PLU '74 BA Choir of the West; Jazz Choir
  • Elementary and special education teacher, Seattle area stage and musical theater actress and voiceover artist, theater teaching artist for Driftwood, Village Theater, Centerstage, Second Story Repertory, Kirkland Choral Society, Seattle Peace Chorus, Puget Sound Revels, church choirs

 Heather Shaw

  • De Anza College, AA in Music; DeAnza Chorale, DeAnza Women Singers, Santa Clara Chorale
  • Teacher of beginning voice & music theory, Seattle Choral Company, Manestage Theatre Company, West Valley Light Opera

 Steve Smith

  • PLU  '81 BA Psychology; University Chorale; PLU '86 MA Education/Counseling
  • Church choirs

 Judi Spencer

  • Travels internationally for the Parkinson’s and Breast Cancer communities leading music therapy, rhythm and vocal classes
  • Performs as a concert marimba artist and leads marimba master classes for universities
  • Post-grad diploma in Marimba Performance, The Royal College of Music, London, UK; Master of Music Education (percussion & voice), Indiana State University; Bachelor of Music Performance in Percussion, Baylor University

 Laurie Spitzer

  • PLU '72 BA Education; Choir of the West, University Orchestra; Lesley College '87 MA Creative Arts; Orff Schulwerk Levels I-III '90 UC (SantaCruz); SPU adjunct professor
  • Retired choral music educator, church choirs, folk duo, children's choirs

 Randy Spitzer

  • PLU '74 BA Music Education; Choir of the West, Ambassador Quartet, Musical theater,  Children's theater, Opera workshop
  • Currently artistic director of Cora Voce; past director high schools and junior high schools and church choirs; adjudicator and clinician; guest soloist with various choirs and orchestras; roles in opera  and musical theater, folk duo; past president EWMEA, past vice president WMEA

 Dena Tippets

  • Attended the University of Montana '69-'70 (Missoula, MT); attended '70-'71University of Saskatchewan (Regina, Saskatchewan, CA)
  • Great Falls Symphonic Choir, church and community choirs, Choral Fusion (Havre, MT), member of "Timely Trio" performing for conventions and other events. 

 Karen Van Lier

  • Augustana College (Sioux Falls SD) '63 BA Religion, English and Theater; Chapel Choir, Women's Choir, accompanist for student voice lessons; musical theater
  • Church choirs in Sioux Falls, SD; Panama Canal Zone; San Diego, CA; London, England and Stanwood, WA; community choirs in Marysville and Everett; Methodist handbell choir in Stanwood; currently singing in Mirinesse Women's Choir (Seattle), Seattle Bach Choir

 Elizabeth Zaloudek-Moore

  • PLU '81 BA Music Education; continuing education at PLU and UPS '83-'89
  • Director of church choirs; Assistant Conductor Tacoma Master Chorale, Glorianna Chamber Singers; Soloist


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