Our Staff

Mr. Steve Meininger, Associate Director

photo-steve-meiningerThe Chorale’s Associate Director since 1972, Meininger is a retired choral music teacher who worked with junior high through college age students. Steve directed the Denver Chamber Chorale for 11 years. He was one of the conductors of the “Messiah Sing-In,” conducting in Denver and at the Lincoln Center in New York.

Throughout his career, Meininger has been honored for his musical abilities. He was selected by the Colorado Chapter of the American Chorale Director’s Association as the High School Choral Director of the Year. He was inducted into the Halls of Fame of Jefferson County Music Teachers and the Colorado Music Educators Association. Meininger’s jazz choir was the Gold Medal Winner at a national vocal competition sponsored by Downbeat Magazine.

Among his many non-conducting positions: Chair of the Colorado All-State Choir, Board Member of the Southwest Division of the Music Educators National Conference, and President of the Colorado Music Educators Association. He has also served as an adjudicator or clinician in several states and is currently the Head Judge for the Colorado All-State Choir.

Cathy Motter, Accompanist

photo-cathy-motterMotter is a retired Affiliate Professor of Piano at the Colorado Christian University School of Music, Organist at Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Greenwood Village, and Pianist for Due Musici with cellist Karen Terbeek.

Motter completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Texas at Arlington where she studied piano with Jo Boatright, former assistant to Hungarian concert pianist, Mme. Lili Kraus. She earned her Master’s Degree in Music from Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver where she studied with Theodore Lichtmann. Both degrees were received on full accompanying scholarships with an emphasis in Piano Performance.

Motter has also played for many groups in the Denver area, including Summer Choralfests with Dr. Howard Skinner, La Scala Singers, and Kantorei under the direction of Dick Larson.

She maintains an active teaching studio in her home, and performs each summer at the annual Princeton Peak Piano Retreat.

Dr. Daniel L. Grace, Artistic Director Emeritus

photo-daniel-graceDr. Daniel L. Grace led the Colorado Chorale for 35 years; he retired from the Chorale at the end of the 2008-2009 season.

Noted for his innovative programming, Dan said he planned his concert seasons looking for “two factors: cohesion and variety.” He directed the Chorale in the masterworks; in collaborations with gospel singers, Native American musicians, Celtic dancers, a marimba ensemble, and professional storytellers; and in fully staged musicals from the Broadway tradition.

Dan is a highly regarded clinician, adjudicator, and panel moderator throughout Colorado. Active in the Colorado Music Educators’ Association and the American Choral Directors’ Association, Dan was inducted into the CMEA Educators Hall of Fame in 1992 and chosen as the ACDA Conductor of the Year in 1987.

As Dan retired from the Colorado Chorale after its 39th season, he also honored his talented wife, Billie Grace, the Chorale’s First Lady Emerita.

In gratitude, the Colorado Chorale recognizes the dedication, hard work, and devotion to excellence of Dr. Daniel L. Grace, Artistic Director Emeritus!

 

Allison Sowers, Graphics Designer

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Board of Directors


Debra Roth
President


Kendall Bridges
Vice President


Don Filegar
Treasurer

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Tiffany Choi
Secretary


Jan Romary
Membership


Scott Banks
Member at Large


Diane Mulligan
Member at Large


Corey Rheault
Member at Large


Kathy Kilmer
Member at Large