Elaine Quilichini

Founder and Artistic Director

Elaine Quilichini has a unique gift for inspiring a love of music in others. Her passion and expertise allow her to guide others toward musical and personal excellence. This gift has brought her recognition and accolades at home and around the world. 

In 1995, she founded the Calgary Girls Choir, and with her vision and passion it continues to stand as a model of choral excellence for others. She is the Artistic Director of summer choral programs at Wichita State and Nebraska Wesleyan Universities and the recipient of numerous awards including Choir Alberta’s ‘con spirito’ award, Global Television’s Woman of Vision award, the Alberta Kodály Association Teacher Recognition Award and the Richard S. Eaton Award of Distinction in recognition of exemplary service to choral music in the province of Alberta. These awards celebrate the passion, talent and commitment she embodies, and are fitting recognition of Ms. Quilichini’s achievements.

Dr. Minsung Pyo

Accompanist

A native Korean pianist, Dr. Minsung Pyo enjoys a versatile career as both a performer and teacher. Dr. Pyo holds a Bachelor and a Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance at Ewha Women’s University where she studied with Prof. Soojung Seo (Seoul, South Korea) and the recipient of Honors scholarship. She also holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the Michigan State University under the tutelage of Prof. Deborah Moriarty where she was the recipient of a Music School Scholarship.  

As an active pianist, she appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Italy and Korea.  As a teacher, she taught at many prestigious schools such as Sunhwa Arts School , Gyewon Arts School and Wonkwang University. In addition, she served as a judicator to many competitions such as the Incheon Student Music Festival and Wonkwang University National Student Music Competition. As a dedicated teacher, she runs her private piano studio actively. She has been an accompanist at Calgary Girls Choir since 2017.

Rosanna Redd

Associate Conductor

Rosanna Redd holds a Bachelor of Music with Distinction and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary.  She was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and continues to make Calgary her home with her husband and four children.  

Rosanna has sung with choral groups such as the Alberta Centennial Traveling Choir, the University of Lethbridge Singers, the University of Calgary Chamber Choir, the University of Calgary Chorus, and continues to sing with and direct her church choir.  Rosanna has worked as the Director of Choirs at Western Canada High School in Calgary and is excited to return to Calgary Girls Choir as an instructor for the Monday Dolce class.  Rosanna finds joy in her opportunity as a vocal teacher, clinician, and choral director to help influence the progress of other singers.

Rosanna has a thriving studio with students studying classical vocal repertoire, musical theatre, and piano.

Maegan Bishop

Associate Conductor

Maegan is a choral and elementary music specialist committed to creating joyful and meaningful experiences for children through music. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music (Southern Virginia University), a bachelor's degree in education (University of Lethbridge), and certification in the Kodály method (Intermuse Academy and Holy Names University). Her love of children and music naturally led to a career in music education and she has taught at several elementary schools in Calgary in addition to conducting community children's choirs. Maegan first taught with the Calgary Girls Choir fifteen years ago and is honoured to be part of the community once again.

Allison Grothman

Accompanist

Allison Grothman has sung with the Calgary Girls Choir for over ten years, during which time she has participated in symposia and festivals in Edmonton, San Francisco, and Wales. Currently, she is a member of Espressa. She received her grade 10 piano performance certificate with the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2018, and has been the accompanist for Dolce since 2019. She is currently studying computer science and linguistics at the University of Calgary. Allison is excited to be working with Dolce once again this year! 

CGC Office Administration Staff

Program and Events Manager

Contact for information about our choral program, performances and events.
403 686 7444
events@calgarygirlschoir.com

Program Coordinator

Contact for registrations, donations, fundraising, bingo and account inquiries.
403 686 7444
office@calgarygirlschoir.com

 

CGC Board of Directors

Tim Adzamli, Treasurer
Davis Foth, Secretary
Amy Harper, AGLC Chair
Lisa Grothman, Executive Committee
Alan Lee, Finance Committee
Vanna Harnack, Director
Nicole Harbauer, Director
Rhonda Allen, Director
Liz Bergeron, Director

Are you passionate about the choir? Are you brimming with ideas and energy? Would you like to work with a motivated and collaborative team to help with choir operations and to deliver new projects to improve the way we do things? We’d love to meet you!

The CGC Board of Directors are looking in particular for members with experience in the areas of accounting, human resources, law and leadership, though any skill set is welcome.  Please contact board@calgarygirlschoir.com if you are interested in becoming a part of our team.