Staff and Board of Directors

Artistic Staff

Sarah Harrison
Assistant Conductor

Sarah Harrison teaches choir and AP Music Theory at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village. Under her direction, choirs have appeared at several regional and state conventions. Prior to CCHS, Sarah opened and spent five years at Silver Creek Middle/Senior High School in Longmont, Colo. In addition to teaching, Sarah sings with various ensembles throughout the community, including Kantorei, and is an orchestra and jazz string bassist. She was Kantorei’s Interim Director for the 2013-2014 season, and recently served as Colorado’s ACDA High School Mixed Repertoire and Standard Chair. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree, with instrumental and vocal certification, from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and her Master of Music in conducting and music education from Colorado State University.

Alicia Rigsby
Accompanist

Alicia Rigsby came to Colorado in 1997 after completing her Master of Music degree in piano performance and music theory at Indiana University, Bloomington. Alicia is one of the original members of Kantorei, both as a singer and accompanist.

Alicia also performs with the Estes Trio and the Boulder Chamber Orchestra and has attended and performed at the Aspen Music Festival.  She teaches music at the Homeschool Connection, an extension of Woodrow Wilson Academy in Westminster.  She is passionate about music as an art form, a teaching tool and an expressionistic medium and enjoys having all of those musical opportunities in her life. In her free time, she likes to hike, camp, ski and cycle with her husband and two daughters.


Administrative Staff

MichaelSara-18Sara Michael
Business Manager

sara@kantorei.org

Sara Michael joined Kantorei in 2009. Born and raised in Denver, Sara studied at Hesston College and Goshen College, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. Sara has performed with Anima Chamber Ensemble, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Summer Choralfest with Howard Skinner, Opera on Tap, Wellshire Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir, Augustana Lutheran Chamber Choir, and various local theatre productions. In her free time, she is a ballet mom and enjoys camping, reading, sewing, and crocheting.


Board of Directors

Keith Ferguson, President
keith@kantorei.org

Jennifer Moore, Vice President
jenn@kantorei.org

Matt Gierke, Secretary
matt@kantorei.org

Mark Aquilina, Treasurer

Members at Large:

Michael Bizzaro
Kevin Gunnerson
Susan Lewkow
Melissa Menter