Director Jerrilyn Foster
Ms Jerri has been the music director for the Albuquerque Girl Choir since 2005. She is also currently the Music Director at Central United Methodist Church. Ms Jerri is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. She began her music career at the age of 5, studying the violin and soloist with the Hawaiian Youth Symphony. Ms Jerri is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where she earned her Bachelors of Music Education in voice, choral, K-12 music. She received her Masters Degree in Music Education from Stanford University and a second Masters Degree, specializing in the Kodaly Music Education Method, from Holy Names College. Ms Jerri taught choral music for 34 years in both public and private schools.
Accompionist Jim Ahrend
Originally from New York and an Alumnus of New England Conservatory, Albuquerque pianist Jim Ahrend now enjoys a full schedule of jazz gigs, accompanying and recording in the land of enchantment. Organist at Nob Hill's Monte Vista church, Jim coordinated a 3-year experimental jazz-vespers series called "Faith, Hope and Jazz." Jim teaches improv at Outpost Space, and is in his 4th year as pianist with the AJO (Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra). Jim also stays busy with his 40-year piano tuning business, and engages his left brain with web coding for a variety of clients.