Staff and Board

Chorus Austin Staff

Executive Staff

Louis Galie, Executive Director –
Don Hill, Director of Development –
Erin Yousef, Executive Administrator –
Walter Stewart, Production Team Leader –

Artistic Staff

Ryan Heller, Artistic Director & Conductor –
David Utterback, Rehearsal Accompanist
Mary Takvam, Symphonic Chorus Soprano Section Leader –
Mary Smith, Symphonic Chorus Alto Section Leader –
Robert Hartigan, Symphonic Chorus Bass Section Leader –

Board of Directors

Chorus Austin is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Board members include community leaders and singers who give their time and expertise to support our mission of “building community through vocal music.” In addition to their duties as directors, each board member serves on a working committee of either the board or the ensembles.

Angela Fleming, Chair –
Louis Galie, Executive Director –
Sylvia Cowin, Secretary –
Gail Minault, Historian –

Janet Forman, Social/Special Events –
John Hoberman, Fundraising –
Cameron Vann, Legal –
Jose Mendez, Austin Children’s Choir –

Ex-Officio Board Members
Fran Rush, Symphonic Chorus President –
Stephanie Reynolds, Symphonic Chorus Representative –
Bob Hartigan, Chamber Ensemble Representative –

David Knoll, Legal
Rhett Perry, Financial
Cookie Ruiz, Strategic Planning

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