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Women's Concert Choir

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The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music’s Women’s Concert Choir will perform Monday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center. The program – under the direction of Rachel Núñez and accompanied by Rachel Cohick -- is free and open to the public.  

The Malone University Women’s Concert Choir includes:

  • Rebecca Bankert, a sophomore music education major from Canton
  • Jennifer Bierman, a sophomore middle childhood education major from North Royalton
  • Shelby Browne, a freshman integrated language arts major from East Palestine
  • Lindsay Brugger, a junior intervention specialist major from Alliance
  • Kaitlin Burch, a sophomore social work major from Ypsilanti, Mich.
  • Mary Davlin, a sophomore intervention specialist major from Massillon
  • Jasmine Evans, a sophomore business administration major from Mansfield
  • Lindsey Garrett, a senior intervention specialist major from Middleburg Heights
  • Ashley George, a sophomore social work major from East Canton
  • Hannah Kirk, a freshman intervention specialist major from Carrolton
  • Hannah Lewis, a sophomore music production major from Raymond
  • Rebecca Miller, a sophomore biology major from Canton
  • Anna Olsen, a freshman social work major from Akron
  • Jennifer Palmer, a freshman Bible and theology major from New Cumberland, Penn.
  • Victoria Pavlantos, a freshman intervention specialist major form North Canton
  • Allison Reynolds, a sophomore biology major from Barberton
  • Adrienne Sanden, a sophomore English major from West Springfield, Penn.
  • Marisa Smith, a freshman music major from Union City, Tenn.
  • Kaitlyn Wilson, a sophomore communication arts major from Salem

The Women’s Concert Choir is one of the three choral ensembles at Malone University. Established in 1989, the choir, selected each fall by audition, is comprised of 20 women representing a variety of majors. They perform on and off-campus for worship services and community events, as well as Christmas at Malone.

Conducted by Rachel Núñez since 2001, the Women’s Concert Choir takes an annual spring tour. Spring 2010 took the choir to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Past tours include Washington D.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Philadelphia, Penn; Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Canada.

Rachel Núñez is associate professor of music, vocal coordinator and director of the Women's Concert Choir at Malone University. She received her bachelor of arts degree in music from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where she was a member of the Nordic Choir under the direction of Weston Noble. She received her master of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Akron. Ms. Núñez's opera performances include roles in Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, Mozart's Le Nozzi di Figaro, Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Ward's The Crucible, Pucinni's Gianni Schicchi, and Humperdinck's Hänsel and Gretel. Her oratorio work includes participation as a soloist in Handel's Messiah. She has served as an apprentice for the Dorian Opera Theatre Summer Festival and has also appeared as a soloist at the Stan Hywet Concert Series in Akron. Ms. Núñez's professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the Music Educators National Conference, and the Ohio Music Education Association. She is also a member of The Friends of Music in Akron. Ms. Núñez and her husband, Jacinto, reside in Stow with their son, Manuel.

Rachel Cohick is a junior majoring in music ministry at Malone University. Her primary instrument is piano which she studies with Professor Sandra Carnes. She is a member of the Piano Ensemble, was a participant in Piano Extravaganza VII and is currently teaching piano to beginning students through the Malone Preparatory Program. Rachel is a member of the Women’s Concert Choir and serves as their accompanist. She studied piano with Mary Dobrea-Grindahl and was a member of the Women’s Choir and the Collaborative Piano Ensemble while a student at Baldwin Wallace. She is a pianist for her church and she also plays the violin. Rachel is a native of Boiling Springs, Penn.