Mary Clementi is the Executive Director and Music Director of Highbridge Voices. As music director, Mary conducts the Chamber Choir, a 45-voice ensemble of students in grades 7-12. Mary has led Highbridge Voices’ Chamber Choir in several high-profile performances, including a concert for the Justices of the United States Supreme Court, a performance of the National Anthem at Yankees Stadium, and a concert for recording artist and producer will.i.am.
SunHee received her M.M in Choral Conducting at Westminster Choir College in Princeton and her B.M in Voice Performance with Secondary Education Teaching Certificate at Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea. Before she came to the States, She served as an assistant director and a voice instructor for five years for the youth choir Pueri Cantores in South Korea and also performed extensively in choral works around the world.
Danny Lanzetta is a writer, teacher, and spoken-word artist. He received his M.F.A. from the New School and his B.A. in English from SUNY-Albany.
Anita Botello Santoyo is graduate from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in History. She received an MA in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College.
Olivia Egemba is an educator, a public health data analyst, and a social justice advocate. Prior to joining the team, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, a Master of Science degree at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and a Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University.
Jim Funnell is a jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer. He leads his own ensemble, with which he has released two albums (Word Out and Spirit of the Snail) and won the Composition Prize at the “Trophées du Sunside” in Paris. Jim also co-founded AfuriKo, a colorful and atypical African infused jazz duo, with percussionist Akiko Horii. The unit has produced two albums since 2014 (On the Far Side and Style), both of which were chosen to receive full funding from SACEM (French Society of Authors, Composers, and Music Publishers).
Paul Harding has worked with urban youth for decades, using music and literature as vehicles to help children express themselves while learning about history and heritage.
Robert has been working as an Electrical Engineer in New York for the past five years. He has strong interests in urban planning, transportation, education and the impacts of city services within communities. He has been a singer and admirer of choral music since childhood. For the past two years he has been a member of the Fort Washington Community Choir in Washington Heights.
Janice Lanzetta is a decorated teacher with twenty years of experience as an English teacher in Mount Vernon School District. Throughout her career, Janice taugh English, College Prep, SAT Prep, and Regents Prep to students in grades 9-12. As a newly retired teacher, Janice is glad to be able to spend some of her free […]
Christina Kay is a versatile singer and teacher with a particular enthusiasm for concert, early, and new music repertoire. As a professional chorister who has sung in choirs since middle school, she is excited to share her love of choral singing with the students at Highbridge Voices. Before moving to New York City, Christina […]