NINA REVERING email FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Nina Revering’s choral music experience began at an early age with chorister experience in the Coro Infantil do Teatro Municipal of Brazil under the direction of Elsa Lakschevitz and the Toronto Children’s Chorus, directed by Jean Ashworth-Bartle. Her musical training includes Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville Kentucky, Boston University, The New England Conservatory, and studies in baroque recorder with John Tyson. Ms. Revering has performed throughout the country as both a soloist and chorister. She has sung under noted conductors Seiji Ozawa, John Williams, John Oliver, Andrew Davis, and Sir David Willcocks. Ms. Revering has also been a member of the Conspirare Chamber Choir since 1995 and was a soloist in the Grammy®-nominated CDs Requiem and Threshold of Night, both released under the Harmonia Mundi Label, and performed on the Grammy® award-winning CD, The Sacred Spirit of Russia. Ms. Revering was one of eight conductors selected for participation in the International Symposium for Children’s Choir Directors held in Toronto, Canada in May 2005. She was a clinician for the 2012 Elementary Honor Choir of the Georgia Music Educators Association, and she was recently invited to present workshops at the Dallas Chapter Choristers Guild Festival. Ms. Revering has been invited to direct the Children’s Opera Chorus for the Crested Butte Music Festival this coming summer. In addition to her work with the CYC, Ms. Revering has been teaching music in Eanes schools since 1996.
DR. MAIMY FONG email KANTOREI ACCOMPANIST Dr. Maimy Fong, pianist & vocal coach, has played everywhere from Weill Hall at Carnegie, to Dell Hall at the Long Center. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in piano with a concentration in vocal accompanying from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She also completed Master’s and Doctoral degrees in piano performance at the University of Texas at Austin School of Music. She has worked for the Des Moines Metro Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, and El Paso Opera. She has been with CYC since its inception in 2005. In Austin, she maintains an active schedule as a freelance pianist, teacher, and coach. In 2009, she helped co-found and is now artistic director of the “Feed Your Soul” Music Series at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
AUSTIN HALLER ALLEGRO ACCOMPANIST Austin Haller is an organist, pianist, conductor, arranger, and vocal coach who can be heard in Texas and beyond. Hailed as “always remarkable” (Austin Chronicle), he performs regularly with many choral ensembles, including the Conspirare Company of Voices and Symphonic Choir, Panoramic Voices, and the Amphion Youth Choir. He serves as Associate Music Director of Texas State University’s musical theatre program and is the grateful recipient of Austin Critics’ Table and B. Iden Payne Awards for Music Direction. His “musical direction produces a gloriously rich choral sound full of exquisite harmonies” (Broadway World), and his favorite shows include Texas State’s Ragtime and Legally Blonde; Austin Shakespeare’s Sunday in the Park with George; TexArts’ Ain’t Misbehavin’, Golf, the Musical, and a production that is truly named [title of show]; and Zach Theatre’s Rockin’ Christmas Party and Present Laughter. His “fierce piano stylings” (Austin Chronicle) are frequently heard in jazz and cabaret performances with Broadway performers at Austin Cabaret Theatre, and his performances with singer Kara Bliss have been described as “a touch of old school with a modern insouciance” and are featured at a variety of Central Texas venues. He has been delighted to make music with CYC since 2012.