Our Artistic Staff

William Chin, Artistic Director

William Chin conducts Harmonia and A Cappella, the advanced ensembles of Pro Musica Youth Chorus. He has led the Pro Musica on tours to Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Carnegie Hall. Mr. Chin is also Founder/Artistic Director of The Oriana Singers, a six-voice ensemble that has presented concerts nationally and internationally since 1979, and was Assistant Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus for twenty years. Mr. Chin is director of music at First United Church of Oak Park, chorus director for the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, and recording session conductor for GIA Publications. He has taught at both DePaul and Roosevelt Universities, is a choral director at the Chicago High School for the Arts, and is a recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Award.

Laura Pinto, Primo Coro and Canterini Conductor

Laura Pinto conducts Primo Coro and Canterini for Pro Musica Youth Chorus. She has over a decade of experience directing youth choirs, presenting music outreach programs, teaching private voice lessons, adjudicating contests, and conducting masterclasses throughout the Midwest. An equally accomplished performer, she has appeared with Haymarket Opera Company, The Newberry Consort, Sugar Creek Opera, and VOX 3 Collective, and is a regular member of The Oriana Singers. Ms. Pinto holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from DePaul University and a Master of Music in Opera from McGill University. She resides in Elmwood Park with her husband and children.

Linnea Erickson, Principal Accompanist

Linnea Erickson is the Pro Musica Youth Chorus accompanist for all ensembles. She is a middle school orchestra teacher in Niles, Illinois. Ms. Erickson received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from North Park University (Chicago, IL) and Master of Music Education from Vandercook College of Music (Chicago, IL). Ms. Erickson is an active performer and serves as an accompanist for many recitals, concerts and church services. She also works with several area theater companies. Ms. Erickson has had the pleasure of working with Pro Musica since 2007.

Our Board

Beth Albrecht, President

Michiko Goto, Treasurer

Julia Harmon Bell, Secretary

Mary Ann Kennedy, Human Resources
Mary Bellmar

Jeff Chandler

Sascha Demerjian

Betsy Edgerton

Jen Harden-Finn
Chris Neville

Peter Olson

Margo Thomas-May
Anja Wachter

Our Staff

Michiko Goto, General Manager

P.O. Box 2082, Oak Park, Illinois 60303-2082

Phone: 708-406-9597   Email: pmyouthchorus@gmail.com


This program is partially supported by the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership with the Village of Oak Park and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

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