While you were putting together holiday concerts, look what we were up to...
Just like you, we have a tight schedule (and a budget) to stick to each year. Just about the time you're selecting music over the summer, we
finish up editing and start recording our first batch of music for the following year. And just about the time you're putting final touches on your holiday concerts, we're back in the studios, recording the balance of our release for our April promotional mailing.
This year, we'll record approximately 125 new chorals, 5 elementary projects, and 5 vocal collections. Our music is recorded in several different places,
including Indianapolis, Nashville, Los Angeles, and Saylorsburg, PA.
The largest number of chorals is recorded by our gang at Red Rock Recording in PA. These singers record everything from classics to Broadway, from Latin
to Swahili, from serious to silly. Of course, sight-reading and versatility is their strength. And they are all great people to make music with, too! We thought you might enjoy meeting them.
Tom Baust (PA) Accompanist and coach at the University of the Arts in Philly' Singer with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops
Mark Zortman (PA) High school choral director and Director of the Performing Arts Department, one of our favorites to play "Santa!"
Christopher Lenz (PA) Singer with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops; 2009 NATS advanced voice division winner
Andy Beck (NC) Alfred Choral Designs editor, composer, conductor, and clinician
Jim Van Slyke (VA) Grammy nominated recording artist; Vocal coach and vocal jazz clinician
Stephen Paynter (NJ) Metropolitan Opera chorister and assistant chorus manager; Married to Anne
Anne Paynter (NJ) Middle and high school vocal music teacher; Married to Stephen
Katie Ballantyne (NY) Music and theater educator; Former student of Andy Beck
Deborah Gryniewicz (PA) Former Off-Broadway and cruise ship performer; Private voice teacher; Founder of Jubilant Voice Ministries
Michael Spresser (OH) Alfred Pop editor, accompanist
Janice Lee (PA) High school choral director; Plays oboe on many of Alfred's choral CDs
Marti Lunn Lantz (PA) Published choral composer; Private piano teacher
Sue Martin (TX) Former member of Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians and Disney World performer; Wife and concert partner of composer Joseph Martin
Sally K. Albrecht (NC) Alfred Director of School Choral Publications, accompanist, conductor, composer, and clinician