Resound is a chamber chorus of volunteer mixed voices based in San Francisco. We believe that ensemble singing is a visible metaphor of different people coming together to create beauty and harmony. We believe there is no disconnect between art and popular music, and we juxtapose unlike pieces to reveal something impossible if they were performed alone. When people ask us about the music we sing, we often say we're the ensemble of the shuffle generation!
Resound is made up of professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds — teachers, small business owners, scientists, tech workers, videographers, even a few professional musicians — who assemble on Wednesday nights to create amazing music together.
The Artistic Director
Luçik Aprahämian is Resound Ensemble's Artistic Director. Luçik’s versatility as a conductor places her equally at home in front of an orchestra, vocal ensemble, and the opera stage. This year marks her second season back in the Bay Area after living in the picturesque Sonoran desert of Arizona for nearly a decade. This past year, she joined the faculty of the San Francisco Girls Chorus as Assistant Conductor and Level III Director, and as Music Director at First Lutheran Church of Palo Alto. She is thrilled to begin her tenure as Artistic Director of Resound Ensemble along with her continued work with the SFGC and FLCPA this coming season.
An avid exponent of new music, Luçik has commissioned and premiered works for a variety of performing forces. With an extensive background in vocal music and ensembles, she has worked with groups of all ages and skill levels. During her time in Arizona, she emerged most notably as a leader in the arts community through her work with the Phoenix Women’s Chorus. In her five seasons as artistic director, Luçik’s vision for the choir centered on collaboration, as well as leadership in the community with a strong commitment to social justice.
Luçik has held various faculty positions in California and Arizona including at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Hartnell College, Arizona Academy for Arts and Academics, and BASIS Phoenix. She received her bachelor’s degree in fortepiano performance practice and master’s degree in conducting from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and her doctorate in choral and orchestral conducting from the University of Arizona. She has studied conducting with Nicole Paiement, Bruce Chamberlain, Elizabeth Schauer, Thomas Cockrell, and Charles Bontrager, and voice and theatre production with Brian Staufenbiel.
The Board of Directors
Resound Ensemble's Board of Directors is assembled from individuals active in support of the arts. As a working board, each member is charged with responsibilities to develop the goals of the organization.
Anne Marie Borch, Chair
Emily Shisko, Vice Chair
Jeff Johnson, Treasurer
Lydia Walker, Secretary