Katy Lushman

Founder & Artistic Director

 

Katy Lushman founded Denver Choir League in 2018 after many years of plotting how to make her love of singing and her love of happy hour intersect. Having been a choral conductor for the past fourteen years, Katy knows her way around a choir rehearsal. She has taught music in places as far reaching as China and Switzerland, and closer to home in Cincinnati and Denver. Since 2013, Katy has been a proud member of the music staff at Denver North High School. She has choral music degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Westminster Choir College. In addition to conducting, singing, riding mountain bikes, and taking her dog, Sky, to the dog park, Katy also sings with the folk trio Falling for Annie.

katy@denvermusic.org

 
 
Ally Olson , accompanist  Ally Olson has studied classical and jazz piano throughout her life and she began her professional music career as a music therapist before turning to music education. With degrees from the University of Kansas and the University of Denver, Ally is a founding member of Falling for Annie and is currently the Vocal Music Director at North High School.

Ally Olson, accompanist

Ally Olson has studied classical and jazz piano throughout her life and she began her professional music career as a music therapist before turning to music education. With degrees from the University of Kansas and the University of Denver, Ally is a founding member of Falling for Annie and is currently the Vocal Music Director at North High School.

 
Karissa Swanson , accompanist  Karissa Swanson   studied classical piano and cello throughout her childhood. Her music studies continued into St. Olaf College and now Karissa is an elementary music teacher in Denver Public Schools, a founding member of Falling for Annie, and also performs with Denver's St. Martin's Chamber Choir. 

Karissa Swanson, accompanist

Karissa Swanson studied classical piano and cello throughout her childhood. Her music studies continued into St. Olaf College and now Karissa is an elementary music teacher in Denver Public Schools, a founding member of Falling for Annie, and also performs with Denver's St. Martin's Chamber Choir. 

 
 
 

ADVISORS

KellyAnn Nelson
Founder & Artistic Director, Young Professionals Choral Collective, Cincinnati, OH
ypccsing.org

Alex Underwood
Founder & Artistic Director, Ad Astra Music Festival, Russell, KS
adastramusicfestival.org

Dr. Elizabeth Swanson
Associate Director Choral Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
colorado.edu/music/ensembles/choral-music

Basha Cohen
Marketing Director, Little Man Ice Cream, Denver, CO
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Brian Stone
Music Director, Cantabile, Boulder, CO
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Andy Lushman
Husband Extraordinaire, Wheat Ridge, CO
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