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 can be seen as an organist, accompanist, conductor, and vocal coach in Texas and beyond. He serves as Organist and Associate Director of Music at St. David’s Episcopal Church (in Austin), where he plays for over 130 services and concerts annually and conducts the St. David’s Singers, one of the parish’s adult choirs. As a recitalist and accompanist, he has performed throughout the United States; and he has played with many local ensembles, including the Austin Symphony, Austin Children’s Choir, Texas Choral Consort, and Amphion Youth Choir. Mr. Haller serves as music director of regional theatre productions. In addition, his jazz performances with singer Kara Bliss and band have been described as “a touch of old school with a modern insouciance” and are featured at a variety of Central Texas venues.