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.
Karen Wilberg, Melody Maker, Primo Coro and Canterini Conductor
Karen Wilberg is the conductor for Pro Musica Youth Chorus Melody Makers, Primo Coro and Canterini ensembles. Karen teaches and directs choirs in several Chicagoland locations. She has been an active performer in Chicago and the Midwest including being a long-time member of the regular chorus of the Lyric Opera Chicago. Ms. Wilberg has also served as the Fine Arts Chair and music director at The Willows Academy, where she led her choirs on frequent national and international performance tours, was the Artistic Director and co-founder of Stage One Productions Children’s Theater and was on the faculty of Pius High School in Milwaukee.
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.
Beth Albrecht, President
Julia Harmon Bell
May Ann Kennedy