Tracy Resseguie

Founder/ Creative Director

 

Tracy is the founder and Creative Director of the World Choral Fest, initially held in summer 2013 in Dublin, Ireland joined with Bernie Sherlock and singers from the USA, Ireland & Canada, came together for a momentous experience premiering music from Dan Forrest and sharing the wonderful gift of choral music, truly “bringing the world together in song.”

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Grace Andruszkiewicz

Director / Producer 

Grace Andruszkiewicz graduated from Marist College in 2014 with a degree in communications and vocal performance. She is the Director of Marketing and Communications at a technology startup in San Francisco. Grace manages the marketing and logistics for the 2018 World Choral Festival. 

 

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Charles Anthony Silvestri

Lyricist 

Joining us for his second World Choral Fest Silvestri specializes in providing bespoke poetry for choral composers, especially texts in Latin, both sacred and secular. He enjoys the creative challenges and rewards of the collaborative process, and has provided lyrics for  many composers in different stages of their careers and for a wide variety of commissions and occasions

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Ola Gjeilo

Guest Composer

Ola’s concert works are performed all over the world, and his debut recording as a pianist-composer, the lyrical crossover album Stone Rose, was followed by its 2012 sequel, Piano Improvisations. Many of Ola’s choral works are featured on Phoenix Chorale’s bestselling Northern Lights album, which is devoted entirely to his music for choir.

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Ross Wooten

Vice President / Media Director

 Ross was an original staff member of the first World Choral Festival in Dublin, where shortly after he proposed to his wife. Ross is happily married and now runs a media production company which he started 2013.

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Cassity Wooten

Secretary/ Social Media Manager

Cassity Wooten, a Mezzo- Soprano form the Kansas City area, has been a music educator for the past 3 years in Leavenworth, KS. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2011 with a bachelors degree in music education. 

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Sarah Williams

graduated from the University of North Texas and received her Master of Music Degree from Binghamton University where she sang multiple operatic roles with Tri-Cities Opera.  She attended the Aspen Musical Festival as a guest artist.  Her past principal voice teachers have been the late Beverley Peck Johnson from the Julliard School, as well as Diane Richardson, also from the Julliard School.

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Nick Bayer

Marketing Coordinator

Nick graduated from Marist College in 2016 with a degree in Political Science and a concentration in International Studies, with minors in French and Vocal Performance. He is currently a Pollster Fellow at the Huffington Post in Washington, DC and is the newest member of the World Choral Fest team. Nick is responsible for the development of the organization's outreach strategy and online presence. He is also assisting with marketing and logistics for the 2018 World Choral Fest.

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