Erin Freeman serves in multiple capacities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and maintains a national presence through guest conducting engagements. Freeman holds a joint position as Director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and Director of Choral Activities at Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, she is the Artistic Director of Wintergreen Music and Resident Conductor of the Richmond Ballet. Guest conducting engagements include the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Savannah Symphony, Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and additional ensembles in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, and Illinois. In the 2018-2019 season, Freeman made her debut at Symphony Hall in Boston with Berkshire Choral International, conducted multiple engagements with the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Ballet, and led an international ensemble of singers and the Orchestre Symphonique Bel’Arte at La Madeleine in Paris. Freeman holds degrees from Northwestern University, Boston University, and Peabody Conservatory.
Ingrid Keller is an active recitalist, collaborative artist, and teacher. She has performed nationally in such distinguished venues as the Kennedy Center, the Banff Centre, Jordan Hall, and Tanglewood, as well as internationally. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.M. magna cum laude), and Indiana University (M.M. and D.M.), under the tutelage of world renowned pianist, Menahem Pressler. Recent collaborations have brought Ingrid Keller on the stage with the Mark Morris Dance group, members of the Dayton Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Richmond Symphony and alongside such celebrated musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, and Joe Burgstaller. She has held positions at University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University, and University of Oregon. Since having relocated to Richmond, Virginia, she has been appointed on the faculty of University of Richmond where she teaches piano, coaches vocalists and chamber music. Ingrid Keller currently lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Nathan Bick, and their two daughters, Clara and Phoebe. Her most recent album in collaboration with Jason Vest, Evening Hours, songs of Richard Hundley, was released through Roven Records in 2018.
Interim Chorus Manager - Kevin Barger
My first year at the Richmond Symphony Chorus was 1997! I am a tenor and an assistant rehearsal pianist. In addition, I have been leading music ministry at Epiphany Lutheran since 1997. I lead our adult choirs for each service, the Epiphany Ringers (adult handbells), the Singing Saints (youth grades 2-6) and Epiphany Brass. I play the organ and piano for our worship services, and I coordinate other special music throughout the entire year. I just finished my big goal of running 51 marathons by my 51st birthday, culminating in the Boston Marathon. I am also the President for the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM). I am married to Beth, and we have three adult children.
Kevin Barger, Assistant Rehearsal Pianist Melva Carle, Carl Eng, and Lisa Fusco, Rehearsal Assistants Lauren Crapanzano, Soprano Section Leader Kristen Melzer, Alto Section Leader (remainder 21-22 season) Aaron Todd, Tenor Section Leader Mike Champlin, Bass Section Leader (remainder 21-22 season)