grew up in Los Angeles and has lived in seven states and four countries. After saying goodbye to the military she is now proud to call Alaska home for years to come. From Broadway to Barbershop to Opera Chorus to Oratorios she has dabbled in and enjoyed all kinds of singing groups. One very memorable experience includes singing Mahler's 8th symphony with over six hundred musicians including a children's chorus, two separate eight-part choruses and a double-sized orchestra. Elizabeth is now happy to be creating chamber music. She has a degree in music from Brigham Young University and a Master's in International Relations from Georgetown which she uses to teach her four children Spanish and piano and to conduct her church choir. .
has been a member of ACS since 1998, after attending a concert led by guest conductor Moses Hogan. She's been a choral singer since elementary school and her experience now extends over 40 years. Singing has seen her through breast cancer and knee replacement surgery and keeps her heart fulfilled. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Carolyn flew into Anchorage in 1990 and plans to stay awhile longer.
began singing with the "Golden Blues" show choir in middle school. Since then she has sung in honors choirs through high school, the Brigham Young University Concert Choir, and the Salt Lake Choral Artists Concert, Chamber, and Women's choirs. Jennifer graduated from BYU as a nursing major with a minor in music. She is originally from southeastern Pennsylvania and has lived in Girdwood, Alaska since 2011. She is currently a Labor and Delivery nurse at Alaska Native and Providence hospitals. When not singing or working, Jennifer loves to enjoy the outdoors with her husband.
moved to Anchorage with her Air Force husband, Brandon, in August of 2009. She has performed all over the world and in a variety of choirs over the past 20 years, including singing with the Grammy Award winning Phoenix Chorale. Jennifer is a 2002 graduate of Northern Arizona University, where she received a Bachelor's degree in music education. She is currently employed by the Anchorage School District teaching General Music at Spring Hill Elementary School. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading, camping, hiking, snowboarding and being a Scentsy consultant.
A member since 1999, Corina Johnston
is a teacher and administrator at Fire Lake Preschool in Eagle River. While she thoroughly enjoys singing 5 Little Monkeys
and Alice the Camel
multiple times a day, Corina is glad to have the challenge of ACS to round out her musical career. Corina's roots are deep in Alaska; her grandparents homesteaded in Chugiak where they started a dairy farm on the land that is now Russell Oberg Field (named after her grandfather). Growing up in Alaska created a great passion for the outdoors in Corina, and she can be found hiking with her husband and daughter pretty much wherever a trail might take them.
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has had the honor of singing in choirs in six states and four countries. After traveling the world with her husband's career, she is pleased to return to Alaska and call Anchorage home. She first began performing as a young child with her sisters in Idaho. After singing in high school and 6 years of vocal studies, she joined the Ricks College Concert Chorale and Ensemble. She went on to Brigham Young University where she sang with the BYU Women's Choir. Some of her great musical pleasures include touring Ireland with Caliente Choir, soloing in John Rutter's Magnificat, and performing in the "Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns." In addition to singing, she is also an accomplished pianist and cellist. Formerly a science teacher, she now stays home with her five children, who share her interest in exploring the great outdoors.
has sung with ACS since 1990. A few of her most memorable experiences with ACS include the sister-city concert in Magadan, singing on A Prairie Home Companion
, and the concert with guest conductor Moses Hogan. After 25 years as an educator with the Anchorage School District, Mary is now retired and "living the dream" in Hatcher Pass, Alaska. In addition to ACS, Mary sings with the MatSu Community Chorus and recently joined the MatSu Concert Band, playing flute and keyboard.
has been a member of ACS since 2004. After teaching music in the Mat-Su valley for 8 years, she relocated to Anchorage in 2011 and became the band director at Begich Middle School. Megan is currently the band director at Wendler Middle School where she teaches 7th and 8th grade band, jazz band, and a music exploratory class for Life-Skills students. She and her husband Manny became first-time parents in 2013, and are enjoying watching their son Elliot grow into a happy and healthy little boy. She is thrilled to be back singing with the Alaska Chamber Singers this season.