Amy Stuart Hunn
Amy Stuart Hunn is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Collage Vocal Ensemble, a chamber choir based in Los Altos, CA. She appears frequently as a guest conductor in the Bay Area, most recently preparing the Stanford Symphonic Chorus for performances of the Verdi Requiem with conductor Jindong Cai in March of 2014. She holds a D.M.A. in Choral Music from the University of Southern California, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Stanford University.
Allison Zelles Lloyd
Allison Zelles Lloyd (soprano) has recorded and performed in the United States and Europe with Bimbetta [d'Note label], Medieval ensemble Altramar [Dorian], Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices [Harmonia Mundi], Jeffrey Thomas’ American Bach Soloists [Delos], and minimalist, Steve Reich [Nonesuch]. Allison can also be heard on several Indiana University Focus label recordings including the Hildegard The Lauds of St. Ursula, and the recent 2013 Naxos release of Bortniansky Hymns and Choral Concertos. Allison holds a Masters of Music degree from the Early Music Institute of Indiana University. She also utilizes her vocal, medieval harp skills in the music education of young children and has been teaching Music Together and Orff Schulwerk music programs in the SF Bay Area for the last fourteen years. Allison is a lecturer on Early Childhood Music Education at St. Mary's College for undergraduates and Montessori certificate candidates. She continues to sing locally with the ABS Choir, and Calextone.
Cheryl Shafer Moore
A native of the San Francisco bay area, mezzo-soprano Cheryl Shafer Moore enjoys performing both in concert and on the stage. Roles include "The Mother" in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, "The Baker's Wife" in Sondheim's Into the Woods, and "The Sorceress" in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. In 2010, Cheryl earned a DMA in Early Music Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University where she studied voice with Ellen Hargis and Aaron Sheehan. While working on her doctoral degree, her primary area of study focused on late 16th- and early 17th-century solo vocal music and dance for the stage and, for her final project, she reconstructed a Jacobean house masque. She currently lives in Cotati and studies voice with Karen Clark. In her spare time, she enjoys making Medieval and Renaissance costumes for living history enthusiasts and teaching Renaissance dance classes.
Lindsey McLennan (soprano), an active performer specializing in baroque and contemporary music, comes from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was born and raised. Lindsey will graduate with a masters degree in early music voice performance from the Early Music Institute at Indiana University this August, after having studied with professors Paul Elliott and Patricia Havranek for two years. During her time at IU, she has sung as a soloist with the IU New Music Ensemble, IU Classical Orchestra, IU Baroque Orchestra, IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, IU Symphonic Choir, and for the world premiere of Don Freund’s Medicine Wheel, for two voices and Native American flute. Lindsey and her husband, Nick Burdick currently live in Fremont, CA.
Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist
Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist’s singing spans repertoire from the medieval to the contemporary, with a specialty in the baroque era. She has appeared as a soloist with the Waverly Consort, Voices of Music, American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, Bach Collegium San Diego, and North Holland Opera. Among her varied collaborations are the baroque ensemble La Monica; medieval ensemble Cançonièr; art song with celebrated pianist Robert Thies; and early music and dance with Italy’s visionary Art Monastery Project and Bologna-based Cappella Artemisia. Phoebe has also toured the US and Indonesia with Gamelan X (a Balinese/hybrid world music ensemble), and sung Balkan & folk music with Kitka and VOCO. Phoebe can be heard on a diverse collection of albums recorded on the Naxos, Nonesuch, Delos, Dorian, and Decca labels. Highlights include singing in studio sessions at the iconic Capitol Records in LA, and at Skywalker Ranch in Lucas Valley. Phoebe completed her Master of Arts degree in Early Music Performance at the University of Southern California, and has edited a book of 17th century solo songs by Tarquinio Merula published by A-R Editions. Also a choral conductor, she has directed a Gregorian chant choir in Newport Beach, directed the Art Monastery Coro in the U.S. and Italy, and co-directs the Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) in Berkeley.
Celeste D. Winant
Celeste Winant, alto, enjoys singing Hildegard, Jefferson Airplane (last heard at a karaoke bar in Truckee, CA), and everything else that comes in between. She studies voice with Karen Clark and performs regularly with American Bach Soloists, AVE, Philharmonia Chorale and Volti. Last spring, she toured with San Francisco Lyric Opera's critically- acclaimed production of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning the little match girl passion in Odense, Denmark. Among other hobbies, Celeste holds a PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley, and an S.B. in Physics from M.I.T. As a post doctoral fellow at Lawrence Livermore, Celeste worked on the development of nuclear physics instrumentation for dark matter and neutrino detection.