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!
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Resound is made up of professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds--teachers, small business owners, a property manager, an artist, and even a zookeeper--who assemble on Wednesday nights to create amazing music together. Our members are: Molly Adler, Jake Aftergood, Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Anne Marie Borch*, DJ Bourne, Rebecca Bowman, Steve Carson, Joey Cherney, Min Cho*, Mattison Clark, Matthew Cook, Esha Datta, Shawn Dulaney*, Jennifer Erickson, Fred Fishman, John Gaffney, John Gregg, Susan Griffin, Sara Heron, Julie Holst, Joelle Jaffe, Charu Juneja, Martin Kampmann, Heather Keyser, Ari Kleiman, Sarah Lamb, Miriam Lederer, Elton Loberternos, Nathan Marks, Gabi McColgan*, Erich Miller, Palyn Mitchell, Diane Nathaniel, Audra Nemir, Ruth Nott, Jessica Pfeifer, Albert Sammons, Jr., Ferdie Sarmiento, Matthew Scherb, Emily Shisko, Sarah Spiegel, Cheri Toney, Richard Turtletaub, Jeffrey Van Dyk, Christopher Wagner, Randy White, Judith Young. *section leaders
RYAN CONNOLLY, MUSIC DIRECTOR
Ryan Connolly graduated from St. Olaf College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education, where he studied piano, viola, voice, and conducting. Ryan taught at Northfield High School in Northfield, Minnesota, where his choirs were invited to sing for events of the American Choral Directors Association. He was the youngest invited fellow of Chorus America's A cappella Conducting Workshop. His work editing the Star of the North publication earned him a national award for design. Ryan has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2008. His thesis, Ralph Rapson’s St. Thomas Aquinas Church: Three Portraits of a Building, explores three interconnected stories of a Mid-Century modern Catholic church. Architectural work brought him to San Francisco, where he helps design science laboratory and courthouse buildings for a national firm. He also works at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church as a minister of music.
MAGGIE RUENZEL, PIANIST
Maggie Ruenzel graduated from St. Olaf College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, where she studied with Kent McWilliams. Maggie also works with the Piedmont Children's Chorus and teaches private piano lessons.
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.
Charu Juneja, Chair
Susan Griffin, Vice Chair
John Gaffney, Treasurer
Joelle Jaffe, Secretary
Anne Marie Borch, Director
Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Director
Shawn Dulaney, Director
Sarah Lamb, Director