The Arizona Masterworks Chorale is seeking paid section leaders for the upcoming season to provide musical leadership and a sense of community, congeniality, and professionalism within the AMC musical family; enable the Chorale to sing more challenging repertoire; and assist the Music Director in improving musical skills and overall confidence of the volunteer choristers.
Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Adrienne Goglia has been singing for over 30 years, performing in a variety of musical genres, including opera, musical theatre, jazz, pop, sacred and classical music. She holds BM in Theatre Perfoormance, MM in Opera Performance, and DMA in Vocal Performance degrees from Arizona State University. Adrienne teaches privately from her home in Tempe and performs as a freelance musician throughout the Valley of the Sun.
Mackenzie Nelson is an experienced mezzo-soprano with a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from NAU. During her time at NAU, she participated in several ensembles including the Shrine of the Ages Choir and The Axecidentals (an all-treble a cappella group). She also performed several operatic roles including Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera and the Third Spirit in Die Zauberflöte. Mackenzie is the Alto Section Leader for The Episcopal Church of the Nativity and The Arizona Masterworks Chorale.
Marcus Smith is a passionate and versatile musical artist who has performed in multiple genres as vocalist, instrumentalist, and conductor. He studied Vocal Music Education and Performance at Northern Arizona University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ottawa University; since then he has performed in venues and on tour domestically and abroad. A recipient of numerous awards, Marcus has appeared locally at festivals, special events, and with Phoenix Opera.
Matthew Yost is an alumnus of the Catholic University of America, where he studied Music Composition, Economics, and the Liberal Arts. His compositions have been performed nationwide and he's sung in venues across Europe and the United States. His interests as a composer and listener cover a wide range of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and instrumental music. Matthew has been an educator and school administrator for 6-12th grade schools in Arizona since 2015.