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"Your choir sings with such beauty, precision, rich tone and wonderful intonation. It was really a joy to watch and listen to the musicality oozing from your performance. Most impressively, the repertoire matched the caliber of this excellent ensemble. Keep up the great work you are doing!"

-- Mark Johnson
Artistic Director, Minnesota Boychoir


Our Staff

Cynthia Salomonson
Cynthia SalomonsonArtistic Director
Director of Cantabile
Director of Design & Marketing
cynthia@bachchildrenschoir.org

Cynthia Salomonson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from California State University, Fresno in the area of vocal performance with a choral conducting emphasis, as well as has received a certification in Kodaly Level 1. Mrs. Salomonson has taught children's choirs in public schools and private organizations throughout the central valley for over twenty-five years. She is currently an elementary music specialist with Clovis Unified School District and was the Associate Director and Administrator of the Central California Children's Choir for seven years. Mrs. Salomonson's professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, California Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and the Organization of Kodály Educators.

Jennifer ApplebyJennifer Appleby
Associate Director
Director of Youth Chorale
jennifer@bachchildrenschoir.org

Jennifer Appleby holds a B.A. in Music Education and an M.A. in Choral Conducting from California State University, Fresno. Ms. Appleby is the Director of Choral Activities at Clovis High School and previously taught at Granite Ridge Intermediate, Riverview, Bud Rank and Fugman Elementary in Clovis Unified School District. She served as the Choral Representative for Fresno Madera County Music Educators Association and is a member of the National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, and California Choral Directors Association. Ms. Appleby also teaches private voice lessons and is in demand as a vocal coach for musical theater productions.

Amy ScottAmy Scott
Associate Director
Director of Vivace
amy@bachchildrenschoir.org

Amy Scott currently teaches choir and elementary music in Clovis UnifiedSchool District. Shereceived her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from California State University, Fresno in 2010. Ms. Scott is from Oakhurst and spent many years singing and teaching at summer music and art camps. Her first teaching job was in Raymond, CA in a small K-8 school with a total of80 students in it! She has the passion and drive to bring the arts to kids from all ages and backgrounds because she believes they all deserve to have music in their lives.​

Sarah GriffinSarah Griffin
Associate Director
Director of Prima Voce
sarah@bachchildrenschoir.org

Sarah Griffin directs our youngest choir, Prima Voce. She has had extensive experience directing Children's and Church Choirs, as well as being a Music Docent for Sylvan Unified School District. Mrs. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, with a co-emphasis in International-Marketing from BYU, and also holds units in Child Development and has received a certification in Kodaly Level 1.

Lisa ThurmanLisa Thurman
Administrative Director
manager@bachchildrenschoir.org

Lisa Thurman effectively holds the position of our Administrative Director/Choir Manager. Mrs. Thurman holds a degree from California State University, Fresno and comes to us with a strong background in management and administration, as well as a great deal of experience with non-profit organizations. She is excited to use her gifts and strengths with the Bach Children's Choir and enjoys building relationships with our families and getting to know all of the choir students and their families.


Accompanists
Lenora Burkett, Michelle Graves, Leslie Liles, Kim Schapansky