Madeleine Rackley is a founding member of the Metropolitan Master Chorale. She currently chairs the City of West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission. She has also served on the boards of other local nonprofit organizations providing guidance about board development, grants and fundraising. She is the Business Manager for the Los Angeles Public Library. Ms. Rackley has sung in choirs her entire life and thoroughly enjoys being a part of the MMC.
Heawon Paick has been with the City of Los Angeles Library Department for the last 20 years. Although she does not possess any musical talent, always has enjoyed many great choral concerts. After attending the MMC’s first Christmas concert, she was asked to help with ticket sales and has continued in that capacity for most of the MMC’s concerts. Ms. Paick feels honored to be able to serve as a new Board member and is excited to help her beloved MMC in any way possible.
During his years as a creative executive in Hollywood, Ron Cortes served on the boards of two entertainment industry non-profits, including the Queer Lounge at Sundance. He developed fiscal skills as a restauranteur during the early recession. Mr. Cortes first performed choral-orchestral works at an east coast boarding school, which led to singing at the University of California, Berkeley for Vance George of the San Francisco Symphony. The MMC allows him to reconnect with one of his true passions and sing with some of the highest caliber of vocalists in Los Angeles.
Robert Davis has extensive choral singing experience including the UCLA Men’s Glee Club, UCLA Concert Choir, Pasadena City College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Hollywood Master Chorale (where he served two years as Board President) and the Metropolitan Master Chorale. As an MMC Board member, Mr. Davis draws upon 14 years in the desktop publishing and printing business to provide direction regarding printing costs and materials and to edit and annotate music using Finale. He also manages the Chorale's music library. Mr. Davis is a Registered Nurse at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Glenn Carlos is Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Los Angeles Valley College. He has also held teaching and conducting positions at the University of Southern California and California State University, Long Beach. He serves as a consultant for the NARAS Grammy Awards Foundation and is a published choral composer and arranger. Throughout his more than 30 years of conducting, performing, teaching and studio work, Mr. Carlos has demonstrated his proficiency in and love for vastly diverse musical genres. He has been featured as a soloist with and prepared choirs for Quincy Jones, David Foster, Diane Warren, Michael Feinstein, Dave Brubeck and Shelly Berg. Mr. Carlos is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and enjoys appearing as a guest choral clinician and adjudicator for choir festivals throughout Southern California.