Madeleine Rackley is a founding member of the Metropolitan Master Chorale. She is a member of 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 more than 20 years. Ms. Paick enjoys attending all kinds of concerts. After hearing the MMC's first performance, she volunteered to help with ticket sales and has continued in that capacity. In addition to serving as Board Secretary, Ms. Paick oversees the lobby activities the day of the concerts. She feels honored to serve as a member of the MMC Board and is excited to support the MMC in any way possible.
Trina Roberts joined the MMC soon after moving to Los Angeles in 2018 and is very glad to have found this group in her frantic search for an L.A. choir. Her experience as a choral singer includes the Chamber Singers of Iowa City, Choral Society of Durham, Alaska Chamber Chorale, Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Longy Chamber Singers, and Harvard-Radcliffe Noteables. She loves the power of community arts groups to build fellowship alongside great music and is happy to contribute to MMC as a member of the board. Ms. Roberts holds a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago and by day is Associate VP for Collections at the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County.
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.
Lynne DuFresne is an actor and singer and has worked in regional theatres throughout the Midwest and in Los Angeles. She was a founding member of The Next Theater and The Odyssey Theater in Chicago. Ms. DuFresne has extensive choral experience including: Actors A Cappella, The New Orleans Symphony Chorale, The Kansas City Master Chorale, and the St. Edward's Concert Chorale and Chamber Chorale. She loves being a part of MMC and is grateful to be on the Board helping in any way she can.
Bonnie Graeve enjoyed a 34-year career conducting, performing and teaching vocal music at the elementary, secondary and community college levels as well as private studio and church settings. Her choirs performed at Carnegie Hall, Orchestra Hall, the Kennedy Center and Disney Hall, and earned numerous sweepstakes, superior ratings and Downbeat Awards. Ms. Graeve was the Vocal Jazz representative for the Southern California Vocal Association and California section of the American Choral Directors Association boards for several years. In 2012, Bonnie received the Outstanding Educator Award for the Simi Valley United School District. Now retired, Bonnie enjoys volunteering for several organizations and being a part of the MMC.
Marc Mitchell is a 2017 transplant to Los Angeles from Chicago. As MMC's unofficial "Techno Tenor," Mr. Mitchell brings his experience as a classically trained computer scientist and tech entrepreneur coupled with a love of and advocacy for live musical performance. He holds a combined bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Mr. Mitchell’s most recent experience as a choral singer was with Chicagoland's "Spirito Singers" Men's Chorus ("Men of Spirito") after a 30-year hiatus that followed a high school life steeped in choral and ensemble singing but where computers won out over music as a career path.
Robin Share is a theatre educator, director and playwright who has enjoyed the privilege of singing with the talented musicians of the MMC since 2018. A native Angeleno, Ms. Share has directed and taught theatre in performing arts high schools, as an adjunct college professor, and in the community, for over twenty-five years. She has an M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Boston University and currently works as a playwright, writing primarily musical theatre book and lyrics. Ms. Share is an associate with the Dramatists Guild and Stage Directors and Choreographers and is honored to contribute her talents and time to the continuing growth of the MMC.
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.