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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 Memebers

 








SopranosAltosTenorsBasses
Karen BrueningDiane GentnerMorgan BeecheyGary Brooks
Emma BremsHarriet GreyJon BluntAndrew Carter
Katy MoffatSheila HartMark KochFrank Gentner
Ashley RossJessa KenworthyJerry NelsonDan Minneman
Lisa KreegerDavid WeimerKurt Olt
Christine Tripp

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

Kristina Ahlstrom enjoys an active career as a solo performer and an accompanist. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance at Wright State University, where she is also a member of the accompanying staff. Kristina is very pleased to study with Dr. Jackson Leung.

 

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Kristina earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Arizona State University in 1998. Her instructors were Rayna Barroll-Aschaffenburg and Walter Cosand. After relocating to Springfield, Ohio in 2008, she has been an active member in the music community. In addition to her accompanying duties at Wright State University, Kristina is the accompanist for Musica, Dayton’s Chamber Choir, and the Springfield Children’s Chorus. She has enjoyed positions as the organist and accompanist at churches for over 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Marysville, Ohio. In addition, Kristina has been the accompanist for many choral activities, festivals, rehearsals, and concert performances at many elementary, middle, and high schools in both Arizona and Ohio.