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Board of Directors and Staff

Staff

Courtney Huffman

Courtney brings eleven years of business management and development experience to St. Martin’s Chamber Choir. She began her career in nonprofit management as the managing director for the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, eventually being promoted to Executive Director. Courtney has worked with various music organizations in a consulting capacity including Seicento Baroque Ensemble, Pro Musica Colorado, and The Longmont Symphony. Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Metropolitan State University and a masters in organizational leadership from CSU Global.

Courtney’s personal music background comes from a life-long love of song. A mezzo soprano, Courtney began singing at the age of six. She was an active member of various choirs and did several solo performances. Now her passion lies in helping arts organizations grow and thrive.

Brooke Murray

Brooke has worked within arts organizations for five years and brings a vibrant new management approach to development and outreach. Currently, Brooke is attending Regis University to receive her Masters in Nonprofit Management. Her education in vocal performance, business analytics, and music entrepreneurship allows her to see new opportunities for growth within the organization. Having grown up in an artistic family, Brooke truly believes in the power of music and art. Brooke has been studying voice for over 12 years and continues to perform in the Denver area. At heart, she will always be a performer and enjoys performing in her free time.

Micaëla Larsen Brown

Micaëla Larsen Brown is a singer, substitute teacher, and seamstress in Denver.  She has sung with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir since 2006, and still sees it as a high honor!  Micaëla taught elementary music for almost 30 years and is committed to making classical music a key part of students’ music formation.  She designed and developed the workshops that St. Martin’s has taken to schools throughout the greater Denver metro area and she enjoys being the moderator for most of those.  Micaëla also sings both professionally and as a volunteer for multiple senior communities.  She sees the need for as much in-person musical performances as possible in our senior communities.  Her music education and her senior outreach experiences make her a logical person to lead the Education and Outreach endeavors of St. Martin’s Chamber Choir.  She has enjoyed doing so since 2008.

Ashley Hoffman

Ashley HoffmanAshley has been a graphic designer since earning her MFA from UCLA in 2005. She is a full-time instructor of animation at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches 3D foundations and 3D animation using Maya. She has been a freelance web designer and graphic designer since arriving in Denver in 2010.

Ashley has been singing with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir since 2010, before which she sang in Los Angeles for 4 years. Ashley’s lifelong love of music includes playing the piano professionally, as well as dabbling in classical guitar and mandolin.

BOARD of DIRECTORS

Elaine Granata – President

Julie Beggs– Vice-President

Jeff Parrot – Secretary

Gary Williams – Treasurer

Peter Thulson

Ellen Wilson

Tony Domenick – Singer Representative

Janel Highfill