CHRIS SMITH – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Chris Smith has had a broad musical career as a singer, vocal coach, and music director. His 28 years of studying voice began at a young age, performing with the internationally acclaimed All-American Boys Chorus. He has since performed with several symphonic and choral groups including the Pacific Symphony, the LA Philharmonic and the LA Master Chorale. His theatrical performance credits include several roles with local community and regional theaters, as well as LA Opera and Opera Pacific productions. After graduating from the Cal State Long Beach music program, Chris returned to the All-American Boys Chorus were he served as a vocal coach and associate conductor for five years. Chris continues to be a sought after vocalist and music director in the local community. In addition to his musical endeavors, Chris works in Creative Entertainment for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
EDDY CLEMENT – ACCOMPANIST
Eddy Clement has been the Staff Accompanist for Los Alamitos High School Vocal Music Department for 17 years, and with the Choirs, has racked up 12 National Championship titles. In 2018 he was named the District 39’s Classified Employee of the Year. He has performed around the world, accompanying in major concert venues in Chicago, Nashville, New York City, London, Shanghai and Beijing. Locally, he serves as a church Organist/Pianist and freelances as an accompanist, arranger, Musical Director and Conductor, working on over 30 theatrical productions throughout Southern California. He was seen by television audiences around the world as one of the 84 pianists playing Rhapsody in Blue in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 XXIII Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board members include community leaders and current singers who give their time and expertise in support of the organization.
In addition to their duties as directors, each board member serves on a working committee.
Sandy Halloran – President
Tony Stokes – Secretary
Lorna Winterrowd – Treasurer
Jess Almero – Membership
Gabi Yanuzzi – Marketing
Rebecca Blumenfeld – Fundraising
Tova Pusl – Member-at-Large
DiAnne Abshire – Member-at-Large