Connie Behringer

Connie Behringer joins the Bel Canto Youth Chorus with more than 20 years of experience program management and higher education.  With a career focused in equity, growth, and team development, Ms. Behringer dedicates her effort toward building an environment of belonging.  Ms. Behringer holds a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago, as well as… Continue Reading »

Elizabeth Kane

Elizabeth Kane is thrilled to lead the Preparatory Choir of The Bel Canto Youth Chorus. She has earned a Masters of Musical Arts in Ethnomusicology from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a Bachelor of Music degree with honors in Music Education from The College of New Jersey. She is currently completing her… Continue Reading »

Andrea Berntsen

Andrea Berntsen started playing piano at age of three and became a professional accompanist at the age of thirteen. She earned a BM in Piano Performance from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and an MM in Piano and Organ Performance from the Yale University School of Music, New Haven, Connecticut. Ms. Berntsen has been… Continue Reading »

Dr. Joy Hirokawa

Dr. Joy Hirokawa is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Bel Canto Youth Chorus. She earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Education from Boston University, a Masters degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University, and a Bachelors degree with honors in Music Education, also from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She teaches… Continue Reading »