Artistic Advisory Committee

The purpose of this committee is to provide guidance on the artistic vision of the Detroit Children's Choir. All choral music educators and associates are welcome to join this committee. Meetings take place every March and September.

For more information, please contact Eric Taylor, Artistic Director, at

Committee Members

Eric Taylor (Chair)
Artistic Director
Detroit Children's Choir

Paola M. Marquez (Co-Chair)
Executive Program and Operations Manager
Detroit Children's Choir

Arianne Abela
Conductor of Choral Union and Women's Chorale
Wayne State University (Detroit)

Jalena Brooks
Assistant Director
Detroit Children's Choir

Eleonore Ellero
Music Director
Regina High School (Warren)

Benjamin Findlan
Administrative Assistant
Rackham Choir

Maximilian Fuhrig
Managing Director
Rackham Choir

Tracy Hoffman
Music Teacher
Allen Park Public Schools

Noah Horn
Director of the Choral Program
Wayne State University (Detroit)

Maritsa Madias-Kalasz
Music Teacher (Retired)
Dearborn Public Schools

Nelson Rodriguez
General Manager of Training Ensembles
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Caen Thomason-Redus
Director of Community Learning
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

April Tini
Director of Choirs
Orchard Lake Middle School (West Bloomfield School District)

Justin Umbarger
Director of Bands and Choirs
Harper Woods District Schools