We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Therese Macali and Shea Perry as Co-Coordinators of Music for Children and Youth! Therese and Shea will jointly oversee our music ministry to young people, including our NewSound children’s choir program and Sonrise Youth Choir.
Therese has served as accompanist for the Sonrise Choir this past year. She is a lead choral teaching artist with the Young Musician Initiative, works with local theater companies and UNM studios as a collaborative musician, and teaches a private studio. She has also been seen performing with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest, and Ashtabula County Choral Society. Featured solo performances include Verdi’s Gloria and Faure’s Requiem. Therese has been in Albuquerque since 2012 with her wonderful husband and two wonderful boys, Luke and Gabriel.
Shea has served this past year as a Music Ministry Intern. She is a graduate student in Vocal Performance at UNM, and earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Music Education from The Hartt School of Music. She teaches voice and piano at The New Mexico School of Music.
NewSound and Sonrise will begin rehearsals the second week of September.