Organization Overview

The Choralis Foundation is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors, with the Board Chair serving as the chief administrative officer.  Other administrative and operational roles are filled by specialty contractors, other Board members, or experienced volunteers.  

An Advisory Board serves as a resource to Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann, and to the Board of Directors as needed.


Board of Directors and Officers

Gretchen Kuhrmann, Founder & Artistic Director

Ron Melampy, Chair

Genevieve Jordan, Vice Chair

Scott Carlson, Treasurer

Marti Olson, Secretary

Gosia Bochenek, Counsel

Len Discenza

Capt. Dennis M. Egan (USCG Ret.)

Tanya Hoffmann

Julie Jernigan

Nicholas Kyrus

Hollice Looney


Advisory Board

Gisele Becker, Music Director, Emerita, Cantate Chamber Singers

William Carroll, Educational Consultant, Hinshaw Music

Bob Chilcott, Composer

Thomas Colohan, Artistic Director, Washington Master Chorale

Dennis Edelbrock, Founder/Director, The National Trumpet Competition

Stan Engebretson, Artistic Director, National Philharmonic Chorale

Anne Hodges, Director, Graduate Arts Administration Program, Florida State University

Jean Fritter Jawdat, Independent Arts Consultant

Donald McCullough, Composer and Conductor

Cecilia McDowall, Composer

Mark Ohnmacht, Performing Arts Consultant

Francis Pott, Composer

Robert Shafer, Artistic Director, The City Choir of Washington

André Thomas, Associate Artist, London Symphony Orchestra

Scott Tucker, Artistic Director, Choral Arts Society of Washington

Val Withams, Choral Connections