About

Music Director and Board of Directors

Music Director

James J. Hoffmann has been the Music Director since the fall of 1986. He is also the Director of Music at Cedar Cliff High School. He earned his B.S. and M.A. degrees in music education from Indiana University of PA, with additional study at Arizona State University, Northwestern University, and the University of Colorado. His graduate work has focused on musical theatre direction and choral conducting.

During his tenure with the Chorus, the focus has been on offering a wide variety of quality shorter choral works. Programing a mix of A Cappella and accompanied pieces, Mr. Hoffmann often engages guest musicians and soloists. He has also conducted members of the Chorus on trips to Europe and the British Isles.

Board of Directors

President: Lee Boltz
Vice President: Philip Jurus
Treasurer: Jacqueline Ball
Secretary: Claire Zeiters
Sylvia Houser
Phil Juris
Len Knighton
Sally Kurtz (Pro Tempore)
Carl Myers
Jen Rousch
Carolyn Wakefield

Section Representatives
Jeanne Sobono Soprano I
Lois Stouffer Soprano II
Betty Showalter Alto
Diane “Bunny” Yorty Tenor
Harry Kelly Bass