Symphony Tacoma Voices

The 60-member Symphony Tacoma Voices is comprised of talented volunteer singers from throughout the community who are chosen by audition.  Founded in 1998, the Symphony Voices performs in concert with the Symphony and as a solo ensemble annually.  Voices Director Geoffrey Paul Boers is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Washington and teaches choral conducting and pedagogy. The Voices appears with the Symphony during its annual Sounds of the Season and Handel’s Messiah performances and presents solo and a capella concerts throughout the region. During the past decade, Geoffrey Paul Boers has emerged as one of this region’s leading choral conductors and teachers. His choirs have performed at national and regional conventions of choral conductors and music educators, earning high praise for their expressiveness and technical mastery. Boers is in constant demand as a conductor, clinician, and workshop leader, both nationally and internationally. Boers is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he conducts the UW Chamber Singers, a choir of graduate and advanced singers. He also teaches graduate choral conducting and choral pedagogy, and serves as faculty advisor to over twenty active graduate students. He is the recipient of the University of Washington’s prestigious Royalty Research Foundation Grant, which allowed him to travel to the Baltic region this past summer to begin the development of a UW Baltic Choral Music Library, the first of its kind in the United States.

In addition to his position at the UW, Boers is the chorus director of the Symphony Tacoma and sings professionally as a tenor and as a countertenor, as a featured soloist with many groups around the United States.

Symphony Tacoma Voices

Section leader names are in bold:


Sibyl Adams
Amy Carter
Marisa Castello
Kasey Eck
Carolyn Flynn
Sara Forte
Anna Hagen
Amanda Hansel
Lindsay Hovey
Karen Irwin
Alicia Johnson
Janine Keat
Jenn Kinney
Heather Koch
Denise Lees
Laura Ludwig
Karen Patjens
Deirdre Quigley
Jill Westwood
Julie Whalen


Katie Adams
Rebecca Anderson
Rachel Border
LeeAnne Campos
Cheryl Drewes
Katie Elshire
Liz Fortenberry
Sue Green
Jennifer Guadnola
Erika Hagen
Judith Herrington
Kayla Hoots
Linda Kammerer
Julie Keeter
Coni Liljengren
Amanda Mackey
Kerstin Shaffer
Karla Stoermer
Sharon Stritzel
Cara Swenson
Kathryn Tuite
Keighley Wimett




Andy Clare
Ash Conger
Dennis Davenport
Ronald Doiron
Ben Keller
Charles Koonce
Kyle Laird
Jim Moller
Steve Moon
David Olson
Tom Oswald
Eric Stenerson
Chris Trujillo



Jakob Boers
Bernard Crouse
Scott Donaldson
Kent Edmonds
Jared Grimes
George Guenther
Kevin Hovey
J. Edmund Hughes
Evin Lambert
Pat Michel
Richard Nace
John Petersen
Reinhold Schuetz
Kenneth Schwartz
Peter Seto
David Wimett
Tim Wrye



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