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
    Alyssa Wilson
    Amy Fry
    Ana Lester
    Angela Heinrich
    Anna Scott
    Ashley Bontje
    Beth Pal-laya
    Beulah Amarendran
    Bex Bradley
    Bonnie Weatherill
    Bri Dotson
    Carly Trautwein
    Caron Anderson
    Charity Gourley
    Charlotte Emigh
    Christina Busby
    Colleen Boyer
    Dana West
    Darien Fleming
    Eden JnBaptiste
    Ellen Weigel
    Emily Goodright
    Fleur Coe
    Heather Cartner
    Holly Gordon
    Jess Ekanayake
    Jill Schleicher
    Joann Grimm
    Karen Willemsen
    Kat Smith
    Katherine Getts
    Kathrin Kanzler-Frontini
    Kathryn Gruber
    Kelsey Getz
    Kim Kouretchian
    Kristen Coffin
    Laura Howard
    Laura Masson
    Leah Lucid
    Lydia Biddle
    Maggie Karshner
    Megan Hughes
    Megan Merritt
    Melissa Boni
    Merrick Neville
    Michelle Wolfe
    Mira Kochel
    Monica Hayes
    Monique Aldred
    Natalie Uhl
    Nissa Limbach
    Rachel Wang Martinez
    Rebecca Wall
    Ren Lis
    Safiya Jetha
    Samantha Maloof
    Sam Ploetz
    Sarah Coyle
    Sarah Waskom
    Shelby Ehren Meengs
    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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