Manhattan, KS

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Choral Leadership Staff 

RJ Leonard​

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mr. RJ Leonard is a Master's Student in Choral Conducting from Overland Park, KS. He received his B.M.E.  at Kansas State University in 2016 before going on to teach 2 years in U.S.D. 383 as a Middle School Choir Teacher. He is actively involved in ACDA, NAfME, and co-conducts/assists all ensembles at KSU. 

Marley Wareham

Dr. Yu's Assistant 

Marley is a Junior majoring in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis. She is from the small town of Whiting, Kansas where she was raised on a Ranch. Marley is involved in Collegiate Chorale, is an executive member of the Academic Choral Directors' Association (ACDA), volunteers at Life Choice Ministries, and attends St. Isidore's Catholic Church on campus. Marley looks forward to another productive semester ahead and can't wait to begin her career of teaching Music.

Paola Ramirez

Choral Service Hour Manager

 Paola is going on her second year here at KSU and is majoring in Music Education. Her hometown is Olathe, Kansas. She is a member of Concert Choir and is the vocalist for the Latin Jazz Ensemble. She also sings in the church choir at First Christian Church.

Abby Lacy

Social Media/Marketing Manager

Abby is a sophomore with a major in Journalism and Mass Communications/Public Relations and a Minor in Spanish from Overland Park, KS. She is currently a member of In-A-Chord and Concert Choir. Outside of the K-State music department, she holds an officer position in her sorority as the Panhellenic Delegate.

Grace Volker

Prospective Student Manager

Grace Volker is a senior studying Vocal Performance with a minor in Business! Her hometown is Madison, SD. She has been a member of Concert Choir for 4 years, and has previously been a part of Women’s Choir, Grand Chorus, and In-A-Chord. Besides music, Grace is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Student Foundation. She also enjoys watching Golden Retriever videos and going on outdoor adventures. 

Andy Fitch

Concert Manager

Andy Fitch is a sophomore majoring in Biology/Pre-Med with a minor in Music. He's from Manhattan and is a member of Concert Choir. He has a passion for the outdoors whether it be camping, hiking, or skiing.

Jacob Sweatt

Concert Manager

This is Jacob's 4th year at K-State. He is majoring in Vocal Music Education and is from De Soto, KS. he is currently performing in Collegiate Chorale and the Pride of Wildcatland! He loves to workout and coach others in their fitness endeavors in his free time.

Erin Grochowsky

Concert Recording Engineer

Erin is a sophomore from Overland Park majoring in Music Education with a vocal emphasis. She has participated in Women’s Choir, Collegium Musicum, and Collegiate Chorale.

Morgan Mccabe

Concert Recording Engineer 

Morgan Mccabe is a senior in Music Education from Salina, KS. The choirs that she is involved with are Collegiate Choral and Grand Chorus. Along with her involvement in the choirs, Morgan is the president of the National Association for Music Education at KSU and the Sound Engineer for In-A-Chord.

Cooper McGuire

Abbie Lane

Sydney VanDyke

Ashley Peery

In-A-Chord Co-Manager
In-A-Chord Co-Manager
 Recruitment Manager
Collegium Manager

Cooper is a Senior studying Vocal Performance with a Minor in Non-Profit Leadership Studies from Gardner, Kansas. He currently sings with Concert Choir and In-A-Chord. The past two summers he has held apprenticeships with Theatre Aspen, Berkshire Choral International, and the Ad Astra Music Festival. Cooper is a member of Blue Key Senior Honorary and Delta Sigma Phi. Cooper cannot wait to continue making music after K-State—his current plans are to attend graduate school but he is happy to go wherever music may take him.

Abbie is a Junior studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. She grew up in Gardner, KS doing both the arts and athletics. In-A-Chord is her only K-State ensemble and it is her absolute favorite part of the week!

Sydney is a music and theatre loving Speech Pathology Major from St. Joseph, MO and is currently in Concert Choir. She has always had a passion for the arts and hopes to help others find their own place in the Choral Program as well!

Ashley is a sophomore from Goddard, Kansas, studying Music Education! She sings in Collegiate Chorale and Collegium Musicum. Ashley is also involved in NAfME, ACDA, and Christian Challenge. In her free time, she really loves to play the piano, read, and paint.

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