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The Choral Arts Initiative is very pleased to announce that Evan Mooney will be joining our team as the Education & Community Outreach Director. In addition to being a fine conductor and choral musician, Evan brings over a decade of teaching experience to CAI. He also has notable experience in grant-writing, community outreach, and curriculum development. We are very fortunate to have him on our team. I hope you'll join us in giving Evan a warm welcome!
Evan's Open Letter to our Choral Arts Initiative friends & family:
I am honored and thrilled to join the Choral Arts Initiative team. The mission and vision of this wonderful group include words that I hope community members and artists alike will read and embrace just as I have. Hundreds of years of the choral art have showed us that the performance of music idiomatic to its age and culture is vital to the advancement of the craft. Composers and compositions that came before us have established a foundation for our structure and understanding of harmony; however, it is the practice of deliberate creativity in our current era that makes art relevant.
As the Education & Community Outreach Director, I am committed to innovative and lasting collaboration with schools, community groups, local businesses, and individuals. I am also committed to informing the community of our mission, vision, and values to further promote the choral art. I come to you with over 10 years of experience teaching in CA public schools and churches. I am confidant our current and future programs at Choral Arts Initiative will inspire and motivate all students, music-lovers and community-members to new heights of awareness and passion.
May I be the first to invite you to become a member of this fast growing network and attend one or more of our exciting performances!
Evan Chase Mooney
Director of Choirs, Guitar & Musical Theater at Pioneer HS, WUHSD
BA Music Education, MM Choral Conducting
Member of ACDA, NAfME, Chorus America, SCVA & Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Lorraine Joy Welling