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Staff & Board

Staff

John K. Russell, Music Director

Jen Rogers, Executive Director

Martin Green, Associate Music Director

Carron Martin, Operations Coordinator

Bryan Verhoye, Accompanist

John Hansen Tarbox, Librarian

Patricia Hay, Historian

Board

Julie Ann Sih, President

Jim Shelley, Treasurer

Jane Baker, Secretary

Julie Ames, Director

Thomas Amilien, Director

Peter Gach, Director

Christopher Moreno, Director

Meri Rogoff, Director

Ronly Schlenk, Director

Rob Taylor, Director

Jen Rogers

Executive Director

Respected throughout the U.S. and abroad for her work in choral and performing arts consulting, Jen brings extensive experience and innovative solutions to both emerging and established choirs. She is most notably recognized for transforming an unknown regional choir, the Phoenix Chorale, into a world-renowned brand and Grammy-winning ensemble. Highlights with the Chorale include increasing ticket sales by 159% and season subscriptions by 281%, rebuilding the fundraising program and increasing contributions by 120%, and top-selling albums with more than twenty weeks on the Billboard Charts, with multiple Grammy nominations and awards. 

Jen has led sessions at Chorus America’s annual conferences including recently co-leading a new initiative, the “Professional Chorus Incubator” to accelerate growth for new organizations. As a consultant, Jen has worked with a variety of performing arts organizations, artists, and ensembles including the Grammy-nominated jazz quintet Kneebody, Ravenscroft Hall, Together In Hope Project & Choir, Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children, iSing Silicon Valley, Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, Phoenix Boys Choir, Master Chorale of South Florida, Music at Trinity, and the Grammy-winning Kansas City Chorale among many others. In one of her most recent roles, Jen served as Tonality’s Tour Manager on Icelandic artist Björk’s 2022 Cornucopia Tour.

Julie Ann Sih

Board President

Julie Ann Sih holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from UC Berkeley with a specialization in rare books and manuscripts. She was Corporate Services Librarian at UC San Diego before leaving the workforce to care for her eldest daughter, who received a heart transplant in 2013. Julie Ann is currently a writer and translator, in addition to volunteering for the League of Women Voters. Through the League she serves on the statewide operations team for the Voter’s Edge elections website, which provides all candidates on the ballot with a free platform to present their priorities and qualifications to voters. Julie Ann lives in the City of San Diego’s Rancho Peñasquitos neighborhood.

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