durango choral society

Artistic Directors

Rhonda Muckerman Rhonda Muckerman Artistic Director, Durango Choral Society Durango Women's Choir

The Durango Choral Society is pleased to introduce our new Associate Conductor, Rhonda Muckerman. Rhonda is an accomplished musician, teacher, and conductor. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Michigan State University and a Master of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music/University of Cincinnati in Conducting. For over thirty-five years, Rhonda has taught instrumental and choral music to musicians of all ages, programming diverse repertoire designed to uplift the human spirit. She has served as the Artistic Director for the Telluride Choral Society for 11 years, and is currently the Artistic Director for the Southwest Civic Winds. Her book "Of Song and Water" will be published by Morgan James Publishing in April, 2022.

We are proud to welcome Rhonda to the DCS family. You will see her on stage as both a singer and conductor, and behind the scenes as well.

Amy Barrett Amy Barrett Artistic Director, Durango Children's Chorale Durango Youth Chorus

Amelia Barrett has been conducting choirs, playing, and teaching piano for over 18 years in the Four Corners area. She received her B.A. in Music Education from Fort Lewis College where she studied piano with Ying Ying Liu and Norman Krieger. She currently maintains a private piano studio in her home and is the Artistic Director of the Durango Children's Chorale, Durango Youth Chorus, Durango Barbershop Chorus, and the Durango Chamber Music Academy. Amy is a frequent clinician for choral and orchestra festivals in Colorado and New Mexico and both her school orchestras and community choirs have performed at the NMMEA and CMEA music festivals as well as at Carnegie Hall. She is currently the music teacher at Sunnyside Elementary School in Durango, Colorado.

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