About Us

Founded in June 2011, The Seattle Ladies Choir has brought together over fifty altos and sopranos to sing unique versions of contemporary music in 2, 3, and 4 part harmony. We are a non-audition group and our members come from varying backgrounds, ages, and levels of experience. We share a love for modern music and our repertoire includes songs by Pearl Jam, Queen, Coldplay, Metallica, Imogen Heap, Florence + the Machine, Sara Bareilles, Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Muse, and more.

Mission Statement

The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of 50+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. It is a non-audition choir that strives to provide a supportive community for members and to connect through music. The choir votes each season on a repertoire of contemporary music in a wide range including rock, folk, and pop, and aims to perform at a professional level twice per year. The choir is open to all self-identified women, and adheres to practices that are inclusive, safe, and supportive, while embracing an eclectic core.

Diversity Statement

The Seattle Ladies Choir welcomes a variety of talents, backgrounds, experiences, and personal characteristics, including but not limited to race; sexual orientation; ethnicity; religion; ability; socio-economic background; and geographic origin. We require members to be 21+ years of age. We support causes such as LGBTQIA rights, musical education for girls and women, and empowering diverse communities through music.

Carson | Director

Carson Maguire is a pianist, singer, and director from Eugene, Oregon. After graduating from Oberlin College where she studied Music and Theater and directed a high school choir, Carson moved to Seattle where she joined the Seattle Ladies Choir!

Emily | Accompanist

Emily Cowgill holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Cornish College of the Arts. She plays regularly at Youth Theater Northwest on Mercer Island and is co-music director at Faith United Methodist church in Issaquah.

Steph | Assistant Director

Steph Sola has been a member of SLC since Season 3 (2011). She also directs and performs in a showtunes cabaret/improv group she founded called Let’s All Drink and Do Broadway. A native of Chicago, she moved to Seattle to earn her Masters in Nursing and practices as an Adult and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner when she is not performing in choir or on stage with local theatre groups.

Board of Directors

  • Allie Sterling | Chair
  • Teresa Eyler | Vice Chair
  • Sarah Coyle | Financial Director
  • Ren Lis | Media Director
  • Merrick Neville | Community Director

Members

  • Abby Howard
  • Alex Lossing
  • Alexis Crist
  • Allie Sterling
  • Amanda Schafer
  • Amy Fry
  • Ana Lester
  • Anna Scott
  • Beth Pal-laya
  • Beulah Amarendran
  • Bex Bradley
  • Bonnie Weatherill
  • Carly Trautwein
  • Caron Anderson
  • Charity Gourley
  • Charlotte Emigh
  • Charlotte Trelease
  • Colleen Boyer
  • Eden JnBaptiste
  • Ellen Weigel
  • Faith Skaug
  • Heather Cartner
  • Heidi Lopez
  • Heidi Shank
  • Holly Gordon
  • Jess Ekanayake
  • Jessi Murray
  • Jill Schleicher
  • Joann Grimm
  • Karen Willemsen
  • Kat Smith
  • Katherine Getts
  • Kathryn Gruber
  • Kim Kouretchian
  • Kristen Coffin
  • Laura Cannon
  • Laura Howard
  • Laura Masson
  • Lydia Biddle
  • Maggie Karshner
  • Melanie Norris
  • Melissa Boni
  • Melissa Tribelhorn
  • Merrick Neville
  • Michelle Wolfe
  • Monica Hayes
  • Monique Aldred
  • Natalie Uhl
  • Nissa Limbach
  • Pooja Zager
  • Rachel Wang Martinez
  • Rebecca Wall
  • Ren Lis
  • Safiya Jetha
  • Sam Ploetz
  • Samantha Maloof
  • Sarah Coyle
  • Sarah Waskom
  • Steph Sola
  • Teresa Eyler
  • Treela McKamey
  • Victoria Buskirk

* denotes Section Leader

Partnerships

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Seattle Ladies Choir has been an Associated Program of Shunpike since October 2014. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.

Seattle Ladies Choir has partnered with The Fremont Abbey Arts Center since the choir’s inception in June 2011. They have had the good fortune to call The Abbey their home for rehearsals and support their mission to curate welcoming arts & cultural experiences where people of all ages and incomes can explore and grow.
4culture_colorStarting in Spring of 2015, Seattle Ladies Choir is partially funded by generous grant support from 4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County. 4Culture provides grants to artists and art groups, residing in King County, who are creating and presenting work in all disciplines including Dance, Theater, Music, Media, Literature and the Visual Arts.
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