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UNM Concert Choir

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As the leading choral ensemble in the Department of Music, the UNM Concert Choir maintains a full schedule of performing, touring, and recording. The Concert Choir regularly collaborates with other UNM ensembles including the Symphony Orchestra and the Health Science Center Orchestra, in recent years presenting works including Mozart’s Requiem, Antonio Estevez’s Cantata Criolla, and Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs. In the spring of 2022, the Concert Choir collaborated with the UNMSO to present the world premiere of Andrea Clearfield’s Singing into Presence. We invite you to watch and hear past UNM Concert Choir performances on YouTube.

Sopranos

  • Nadine Adisho
  • Kelsey Beer
  • Isabella Clarkson
  • Kate Cleal
  • Quiara Cortez
  • Autumn Crabb
  • Chelsie Davis
  • Kacey Eustis
  • Claire Johnston
  • Emma Kirchgessner
  • Austyn Knecht
  • Magdalene Lowrance
  • Emily Martinez
  • Eleanor Matthews
  • Mariah Michel
  • Michelle Montez
  • Cierra Moore
  • Jacqueline Papp
  • Amanda Rissman
  • Taylor Stanley
  • Jordyn Tatum
  • Ally Thompson

Altos

  • Ciara Barnett
  • Maria Bollinger
  • Christy Bryson
  • Chloe Dugan
  • Nadia Gilbert
  • Citlalli Araujo Guzman
  • Brooklyn Howard
  • Rin Jones
  • Kimberly Jurgens
  • Elena Kunze
  • Amber Lujan
  • Alix Martinez
  • Elyse McWethy
  • Nahomy Medina
  • Beatriz Sanchez
  • Sadie Sheets
  • Nina Syaheda
  • Rebecca Thomas

Tenors

  • Mateo Barela
  • Denilson Cisneros
  • Maxwell Dillon
  • Ken Easton
  • Adal Esparza
  • David Hernandez
  • Vernon Johnson
  • Carlos Medina
  • Sam Moreno
  • Bailey Rutherford
  • Levi Sommerdyke
  • Jacob Webb
  • Steven West

Basses

  • Tzvi Bat Asherah
  • Eli Behrens
  • Christian Carillo
  • Avrian Clauss
  • Nathan Cleaveland
  • Andie Grobler
  • Aiden Gilbert
  • Shane Hall
  • Carter Heinrich
  • Marshal Hollingsworth
  • Shaw Jaramillo
  • Ravijit Khalsa
  • Henry Schuett
  • Lucas Stafford
  • Jack Vanlyssel
  • Steven Villavicencio
  • Caleb Ward
  • Joel Zezulka

David Edmonds

director

David Edmonds, D.M.A., has served as Director of Choral Studies at the University of New Mexico since 2018, where he directs the UNM Concert Choir and University Chorus and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and choral repertoire. In addition to his role at UNM, Dr. Edmonds serves as Artistic Director and Conductor of Dolce Canto, a community-based choral ensemble in Missoula, Montana, and is the Interim Artistic Director of the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus for the 2023/2024 season. 

An advocate for students and pre-service teachers, Edmonds recently completed a six-year appointment as ACDA National Repertoire & Resources Chair for Student Activities, working on the R&R team to create programming and initiatives supporting the ACDA national student membership.

Dr. Edmonds obtained advanced degrees in conducting from the University of North Texas (D.M.A., 2012) and Westminster Choir College (M.M., 2010) after teaching high school choral music for six years in Iowa and Texas. His original compositions and arrangements are published by Alliance, Colla Voce, and MorningStar Music Publishers.

He lives in New Mexico with his incredible wife and their two (often) well-behaved daughters. 

Contact: dmedmonds@unm.edu

Concert Choir f23 promo photo 1 (web sized)

Meet the Musicians

FIRST VIOLIN
Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

PICCOLO
Esther Fredrickson

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Jeffrey Brooks

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb •+
Alana Yee +++
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow •+

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

Principal •
Associate Principal ••
Assistant Principal •••
Assistant ••••
Leave +
One-year position ++
Half-year position +++