Committees and Appointments

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Check out the information below and then CONTACT us to let us know how you would like to become involved.  Anyone may join any committee at anytime during the year.  We are currently seeking volunteers for Season 15, 2016-2017.

Appointments

  • Concert Manager, duties here (vacant)
  • Concert Volunteer Coordinator, day of concert duties here (Karen Garrett)
  • Historian (Jim Johnson)
    The historian is responsible for maintaining records of all significant chorus developments and activities, documenting events and maintaining an archive of important documents, photographs, and recordings of all types. This position works closely with the website subcommittee of the marketing and audience development committee
  • Librarian(s) (Derick Logan)
    The librarian is appointed by the artistic director and works with the director, the music committee, and others to procure music. The librarian supervises the distribution of music, maintains records of use, and organizes and maintains the inventory and storage of music. The position of librarian is not compensated.
  • Musetta Coordinator (Jim Johnson)
  • Volunteer Coordinator, helps find volunteers for all events (vacant)
  • Wardrobe Coordinator (Greg Voshell, Marlin Howard)


Audience Development Committee

The audience development committee, in coordination with the artistic director, the marketing committee and the recruitment committee, works to create strategies for building relationships with the chorus’ community and audience base. This may include collecting audience feedback and demographic information, developing campaigns for current and future audiences, working to identify and establish relationships with other community organizations, and encouraging additional community involvement with the chorus. In this role the committee may also create messages and content to be used in external communications.

  • Tim Selph (Chair)
  • Michael Grubb
  • Marlin Howard
  • Barry Magee
  • Eric Metzler
  • Robert Ping-Slater
  • Mika Van Vooren

Positions within committee:

  • K-12 Outreach Coordinator (Michael)
  • Small Ensemble Coordinator (Tim)
  • Survey Coordinator (Eric)


Board Development

The board development committee functions as an executive committee, whose members are the president, the president-elect/vice president, and the past president. Non-executive committee members may join the committee at the discretion of the board. This committee develops policies related to the operation of the chorus; considers personnel matters and legal issues as they arise; and recruits potential board members prior to the spring election each year.

  • Robert Ping-Slater, Chair
  • Marlin Howard, past president
  • Marion Krefeldt, president-elect/vice president
  • Mick Welling


Finance Committee

The finance committee constructs the annual budget, gathering input from the board and others as needed, and proposes the budget for the following season at the conclusion of the preceding season each June. The committee also considers other finance-related matters referred to it by the board and creates financial policies for board approval.

  • Terry Michael, Chair
  • Marlin Howard
  • Jacob Wooden


Fundraising Committee

The fundraising committee develops and carries out fundraising to support the general budget and special projects. This committee works closely with the marketing and audience development committee.

  • Marion Krefeldt, Chair
  • Connie Cook Glen, Vice-Chair
  • Brenden Hudson
  • David Matlack
  • Eric Metzler
  • Terry Michael
  • Robert Ping-Slater
  • Kathy Sidelli

Positions within committee:

  • Major Fundraiser Coordinator (Brenden)
  • Grant Pursuit Coordinator (David)


Marketing Committee

The marketing committee develops and carries out marketing and communication activities for the chorus; utilizes social media to promote the chorus and its activities; and creates publicity for major chorus events, including concert programs. The committee chair is responsible for appointing and overseeing two subcommittees:

  • Robert Ping-Slater (Chair)
  1. Design subcommittee
    The design subcommittee develops the visual identity of the chorus. This includes the template design of the website, posters, concert programs, logos and graphics. The committee also has oversight of the chorus web presence and is charged with the production or coordination of chorus photography and videography.

    • vacant (Chair)
    • Thomas DeCarlo
    • Meredith McGriff
    • Robert Ping-Slater
    • Matt Purcell
    • Jonathan Rix
    • Sydney Ziegler

     

    Positions within committee:

    • Graphic Designer(s) (Sydney, Thomas, Meredith, Jonathan)
    • Photographer(s) (Thomas, Meredith)
    • Videographer(s) (Sydney, Thomas)
  2. Publicity subcommittee
    The publicity subcommittee handles the logistics of all publicity efforts. This includes ordering and coordinating the distribution of all print materials, managing social media and email communications, managing contact lists, and coordinating publicity with external organizations (community event calendars, news outlets, etc.).videography.

    • Robert Ping-Slater (Chair)
    • Tim Jessen
    • Jim Johnson
    • Eric Metzler
    • Wil Mruzek
    • Jeff Poling
    • Mitch Serslev
    • Mika Van Vooren
    • Donovan Walling

     

    Positions within committee:

    • Monthly Newsletter Coordinator/Creator (Robert)
    • News release Coordinator/Writer (Eric)
    • Writers/Editors (Eric, Jim, Donovan, Tim)
    • Social Media Coordinator (Mitch)
    • Community Calendar Coordinator (Jeff)
    • Website Coordinator (Robert)


Membership Committee

The membership committee maintains the contact lists of members (both performing and off-stage), former members, and volunteers in musetta; strives to acknowledge members’ special occasions via social media and in person; and communicates regularly with members about opportunities and initiatives undertaken by the chorus or by chorus members. The committee is responsible for disbursing yearly membership recognition buttons.  This committee works closely with the social committee, treasurer and with the recruitment committee of the chorus.

  • Jonathan Crockett, Chair (Robert Ping-Slater, acting Chair)
  • Tim Buckner
  • Marlin Howard
  • Michael Moore
  • Jerome Sibulo
  • Todd Stephenson
  • Mick Welling

Positions within committee:

  • Alumni Relations Subcommittee
    • Mick, Chair
    • Michael
    • Todd
  • Member Newsletter Coordinator/Publisher (Jerome)


Music Committee

The music committee assists and advises the artistic director. The committee is composed, in accordance with the bylaws, of the artistic director and at least two other members.

  • Barry Magee, Chair
  • Chris Goodbeer
  • Michael Grubb
  • Luis Lopez
  • Mitch Serslev

Positions within committee:

  • Music Orderer/Organizer (librarian?)
  • Copyright Guru (Connie finding consultant)
  • Choreography Coordinator (vacant)


Recruiting Committee

The recruitment committee develops and carries out activities to recruit performing and off-stage members. The committee also:

  1. Greets potential members who attend open rehearsals or open house functions.
  2. Obtains contact information for potential and new members, transmitting that information to the membership committee and musetta coordinator.
  3. Reports relevant information to the membership committee about contacts who decide not to sing but may be interested in being off-stage members or volunteers.
  4. Manages booths and tabling events throughout the year to recruit new members.
  5. Organizes auditions (working closely the artistic director).
  • Robert Ping-Slater, Chair
  • Tim Buckner
  • Barry Magee
  • Terry Michael
  • Michael Grubb
  • Mitch Serslev

Positions within committee:

  • Auditions Coordinator (Terry)
  • Open House Coordinator (Robert Ping-Slater)


Social Committee

The social committee coordinates activities that promote social interactions among members, including performing and off-stage members, and volunteers, as appropriate. The committee:

  1. Coordinates monthly post-rehearsal singers’ get-togethers by choosing the type of event (for example, cookies at the rehearsal venue, drinks at a bar).
  2. Coordinates with the recruitment committee open house events for potential new members.
  3. Coordinates regular events for performing and off-stage members.
  4. Coordinates post-concert receptions.
  5. Ensures that all members are properly informed about the time and location for all chorus social events and what to bring (if anything).
  • Brian Galm and Jeff Poling, Co-Chairs (1 performer, 1 off-stage member)
  • Charlie Maurer
  • Chad Reynolds

Positions within committee:

  • Hospitality Coordinator (Charlie)


Ad-hoc Committees:

  • Long-term Development/Strategic Planning Committee

    • Chad Reynolds (Chair)
    • Connie Cook Glen
    • Marlin Howard
    • Marion Krefeldt
    • Terry Michael
    • Robert Ping-Slater
    • Greg Voshell
    • Mick Welling
  • GALA Committee
    QMC strives to attend the quadrennial international music festival hosted by GALA Choruses.  The GALA committee helps to make this happen and coordinates fundraising, logistics, and acts as the go-between to/from GALA choruses and QMC.

    • Jeff Sroufe (Chair)
    • Matt Purcell

Non-discrimination Policy

No one is denied membership to the Chorus – including representation on the Board of Directors or on any committee – based on race, ethnicity, creed, gender, marital status, national origin, or sexual orientation.