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Youth Coordinator

Aubrey Patterson (she/her) has taught for twelve years as a director of choirs in Oregon high schools. She is the Artistic Director for the Oregon Repertory Singers Youth Choir in Portland, as well as the director of Voces Aureum at Lewis and Clark. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in music education and vocal performance, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in secondary choral music education from Oregon State University. Patterson’s Oregon high school programs have earned five state championships. Internationally, Ms. Patterson has served as director of choirs at the Sichuan, China Conservatory of Music summer camp, and as the assistant director of the Oregon Ambassadors of Music Europe tour. Patterson is the youngest ever Oregon-certified choral adjudicator and enjoys adjudicating, clinician work, and premiering new and commissioned works with her ensembles. She enjoys the outdoors, being in water in any capacity, and adventures with her partner Nathan and dog Zoey Jane.

Repertoire & Resource Chairs: Meet the Team


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Collegiate Coordinator

DR. C. MICHAEL PORTER is the Director of Choral Activities at Boise State University and the Artistic Director of Critical Mass Vocal Artists. In addition to his service to NWACDA, Dr. Porter serves on the Editorial Board for the Choral Journal. He also contributes often to the Choral Journal’s Sound Review column and to the Choral Scholar’s Score Review area. Dr. Porter is most excited to create meaningful and engaging experiences for NWACDA's future educators-conductors. When Dr. Porter is not in front of a choir—or buried in a score—he enjoys spending time with his amazing wife, Amanda, and two spirited children, Betty June and Everett Michael.


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Lifelong Coordinator



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Repertoire-Specific Coordinator

Alonso Brizuela is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Lakes High School in Lakewood, WA, and conducts the Tenor/Bass Choir with Tacoma Youth Chorus. Mr. Brizuela recently completed his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington with Dr. Geoffrey Boers and Dr. Giselle Wyers. His previous education experience took him from his BME at Pacific Lutheran University to teach choir and guitar at Ridgeline Middle School in Yelm, WA. Alonso is an active participant in the local music community, having sung with PLU Choral Union, and adjudicating Solo & Ensemble contests and large group festivals around the Pacific Northwest.

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