Dayton's Chamber Choir

 

 

Musica singers come from all over the Miami Valley and beyond, and hold a variety of day jobs. Several of us are involved with music full time, while others can only pursue music after 5 p.m. The group rehearses every Tuesday evenings at Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Kettering, OH. If this looks like a group of people you'd like to sing with, contact us at musicadayton@gmail.com to learn more about auditioning.

 

Current Singers

 
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Elyse FenstermacherDiane GentnerRiley BivensDavid Berger
Katy MoffattHarriet Pence GrayJon BluntGary Brooks
Sophia MorrellSheila HartTim MagillDan Duncan
Kristin RodzinkaJessa KenworthyDavid WeimerBasil Fett
Akiko StoweNatalie TyreyFrank Gentner
Elaina Vimmerstedt

Artistic Director - Dr Erik Zinter

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Dr. Erik Zinter is the Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Wittenberg Univeristy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in vocal music education at Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.), Master of Music in choral conducting and literature at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and D.M.A. in choral conducting at North Dakota State, where he served as a graduate teaching assistant. Dr. Zinter taught secondary music for more than ten years, first at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo, North Dakota and then at Faribault High School in Minn. He has served as conductor of several church choruses, community choruses, and choral festivals, and he has been the music director for eight musicals, including Back to the 80’s, Cats, Once Upon A Mattress, and Seussical the Musical. Zinter has given invited presentations on ornamentation, intonation, musicianship, and choral seating, at two Minnesota Music Educators Association conventions and at a Choral Music of the Americas Symposium (Fargo). Dr. Zinter joined the Wittenberg faculty in fall 2015.

Accompanist - Kristina Ahlstrom

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Kristina Ahlstrom of Springfield, Ohio, enjoys an active career as a solo performer and collaborative pianist. She is currently completing a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at Wright State University, where she is also a member of the keyboard faculty. Kristina is very pleased to study with Dr. Jackson Leung.

Kristina was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. Kristina relocated to Springfield, Ohio over 10 years ago with her daughter, Madalyn. 

In addition to her position at Wright State University, Kristina is the accompanist for the Springfield Children’s Chorus, the Dayton Chamber Ensemble, Musica, and serves as the choral accompanist for Beavercreek High School and Beavercreek Middle Schools. Kristina has enjoyed positions as the organist and accompanist at churches for over 20 years. Her current position is at First Presbyterian Church as Director of Music and Organist, in Marysville, Ohio. In addition, Kristina has been the accompanist for many choral activities at various elementary, junior, and high schools throughout Ohio.

Ms. Ahlstrom’s other professional musical activities include rehearsing and playing for musical theater productions, private piano, voice, and organ instruction, teaching a music class to preschoolers, accompanying a wide variety of soloists, duo piano performances, and supporting music and the arts in the community. Kristina enjoys cooking, baking, entertaining, and figure skating.