Dr. Bryson Mortensen, Director of Choirs at Virginia Wesleyan College, joins the Virginia Chorale as director of the Young Singers Project in its 19th year. The Young Singers Project is the Chorale's flagship educational outreach program: high school singers from across Hampton Roads audition in November 2017 and an elite ensemble is selected to work alongside professional singers from the Chorale throughout January 2018, culminating in a special concert event.
The Virginia Chorale is pleased to have Dr. Bryson Mortensen as conductor for the 2018 Young Singers Project. Dr. Mortensen holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting & Voice from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Master of Music in Choral Conducting and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT). He has conducted the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Chorus and the Festival Choir of Madison, WI, and has sung with the Bach Chamber Choir, the Baroque Artists of Urbana-Champaign, and the Deseret Chamber Singers. Dr. Mortensen currently serves as Director of Choirs at Virginia Wesleyan College, where he conducts the Virginia Wesleyan Chorale and Virginia Wesleyan Singers and teaches courses in choral music education and music history.
2018 YSP ROSTER
TBD Corbin Thomas Pinto *
TBD Sarah Gallo *
TBD Max Holman *
TBD Bryson Mortensen *
* Virginia Chorale Mentor
Click here for information about auditions for the 2018 Young Singers Project.