The Celebration Singers are excited to welcome Heather Mitchell as their interim Adult Choir Director. Heather Mitchell is currently Artistic Director of the Hopewell Valley Chorus, Operations Manager and mezzo for the Manhattan Chorale, and a mezzo for the Manhattan Choral Ensemble.
Heather holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Music degree from Saint Cloud State University, in both choral and orchestral conducting. She earned the Emerging Conductor Award from the Minnesota Chorale and has received Outstanding Conductor and Outstanding Achievement in Choral Music awards. In April 2017 she published a featured article in the ACDA Choral Journal titled: The Reconsideration of the Performance of the Chorales in JS Bach's Passio secundum Johannem, BWV 245: The Influence of Harmonic Language and Baroque Affect on Modern Performance Practices.
Michelle “Misha” Williams is delighted to be the director of the Children’s Choir and the Middle C’s for The Celebration Singers. Michelle attended Westminster Choir College, where she sang with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, the Grammy nominated Williamson Voices, and the prestigious Westminster Choir. After obtaining her bachelors degree in music education, Misha followed her passion of working with children as an elementary music teacher in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Under her directorship, the Lynn Crest Chorus has performed at numerous township events and has sung the national anthem for the Mets twice. In her spare time, Michelle uses her extensive training as a soprano vocalist to participate in various choral opportunities as well as musical theater productions. Misha also enjoys teaching Music Together classes in the Middlesex area spreading her joy for music to new parents and young children. Misha is beyond excited to have the opportunity to work with The Celebration Singers.