Madeleine Rackley is a founding member of the Metropolitan Master Chorale. She served for many years as a Commissioner for the West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and on the boards of other local nonprofit arts organizations providing guidance about board development, grants and fundraising. She is the Business Manager for the Los Angeles Public Library. Music is a huge part of her life. She has subscriptions to the LA Phil, loves musicals, takes piano lessons, and sometimes directs the church choir. Madeleine has sung in choirs her entire life and thoroughly enjoys being a part of the MMC.
Robert Davis, bass-baritone, is a registered nurse at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center specializing in oncology, marrow/stem cell transplant, and hospice care. He has extensive choral singing experience including the UCLA Men’s Glee Club and Concert Choir, Pasadena City College Vocal Jazz Ensemble and was a founding member of both the Hollywood Master Chorale and the Metropolitan Master Chorale. Robert’s varied life path has blessed him with extensive experience in the desktop publishing/printing business and he continues to utilize those skills for the Chorale. He also taught anatomy and physiology in the massage therapy curriculum at Golden West Community College for 15 years. Robert has been a board member of the Metropolitan Master Chorale for 10 years.
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 grew up singing folk songs with her family on long road trips (and many other places), but had never sung regularly as an adult until she joined the Harvard-Radcliffe Noteables in college. After graduating, missing regular music-making and the camaraderie of rehearsals, she discovered community-based choirs when her sister, in the same boat, talked her into trying out for one (they didn’t get in). She hasn’t looked back, having sung with eight choirs in five states before moving to Los Angeles and finding the Metropolitan Master Chorale. Her actual musical training is on the cello, which she studied with Marjorie Hunsberger and David Starkweather. Trina earned her 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.
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.
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.