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


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.

Allison Grothman


Allison Grothman has been a member of the Calgary Girls Choir for over ten years, during which time she has participated in symposia and festivals in Edmonton, San Francisco, 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. Ms. Grothman is excited to be working with Dolce once again this year!

CGC Office Administration Staff

Executive Director, Nathalie Berard

Contact for information about our choral program, performances and events. 
403 686 7444 ext 1

Program and Office Coordinator

Contact for donation, fundraising, bingo and accounting inquiries.
403 686 7444 ext 1

CGC Board of Directors

Gwen Fisher, Interim President
Vacant, Vice President
Tim Adzamli, Treasurer
Davis Foth, Secretary
Lisa Grothman, Executive Committee
Alan Lee, Financial Committee
Amy Harper, AGLC Director
Dianne Anderson, 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.