Beth Ann Bonnecroy is in demand as a conductor, singer and teacher of voice. Beth Ann’s foundation as a singer and extensive experience as a voice teacher shape her priorities in conducting. Healthy singing and development of singers’ personal vocal technique are emphasized in the choirs she conducts, and contribute to the free, beautiful sound her choirs achieve.
Beth Ann joined the artistic staff of the Northwest Girlchoir in 2000. She conducts Vivace, a choir of 35-40 middle school level singers, modeling the highest standards of artistry and healthy singing in the developing voice. Among Vivace’s achievements are invitational performances with the Seattle Symphony, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Kirkland Choral Society and Argosy Christmas Ships. Under Beth Ann’s direction, Vivace has participated annually in choral festivals in Oregon, Montana, Colorado and British Columbia. In 2002, Vivace traveled to Japan as one of four choirs representing the United States at the Japan-American Grassroots Summit in Hiroshima.
A life-long church musician, Beth Ann has conducted church choirs and handbell choirs of all ages. She is currently a member of the music staff of Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle where she conducts the Chancel Choir, Vesper Choir and Handbell Choirs.
An accomplished soprano, Beth Ann is a frequent recitalist in the Seattle area. She has also sung with the Seattle Opera Chorus, Opera by the Sound, and Lyric Opera Theatre of Tempe, AZ. Students, aged 14 to adult, fill Beth Ann's active voice studio. She teaches from her home in north Seattle where she lives with her husband, Paul, and their cat, Josie. Beth Ann holds a Bachelor of Music degree in church music/voice from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.